© 2010

Technology, Culture, Family

Influences on Home Life


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Elizabeth B. Silva
    Pages 1-9
  3. Elizabeth B. Silva
    Pages 10-29
  4. Elizabeth B. Silva
    Pages 30-51
  5. Elizabeth B. Silva
    Pages 52-75
  6. Elizabeth B. Silva
    Pages 76-97
  7. Elizabeth B. Silva
    Pages 98-121
  8. Elizabeth B. Silva
    Pages 122-139
  9. Elizabeth B. Silva
    Pages 140-160
  10. Elizabeth B. Silva
    Pages 161-179
  11. Elizabeth B. Silva
    Pages 180-190
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 191-225

About this book


This book examines connections between personal, relational and material matters in everyday life in the context of broader and long standing social problems. It explores the connections between mundane practices in the reproduction of our bodies and our relations with those we live with, and the technological practices that inform daily life.


material production research social problems

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Open UniversityUK

About the authors

ELIZABETH B. SILVA is Professor of Sociology at the Open University, UK, a member of the Economic and Social Research Centre on Socio-Cultural Change and of the Centre for Citizenship, Identity and Governance in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University. Her publications include Culture, Class, Distinction (co-authored), Cultural Analysis and Bourdieu's Legacy (co-edited), Contemporary Culture and Everyday Life (co-edited) and various journal articles on cultural capital, everyday life, gender, visual art and qualitative methods.

Bibliographic information


'...such a collection of rich qualitative case studies provides a valuable teaching resource especially for those researching issues surrounding the role of technology in everyday life and the situated context of the home. The book is essential reading for students and researchers in the field.' - International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology

'I would recommend this book to anyone interested in home life' - European Cultural Studies