This book series is based on a project called ‘The Anthropology of Smartphones and Smart Ageing’, or ASSA. This project focused on the experiences of ageing among a demographic who generally do not regard themselves as either young or elderly. We were particularly interested in the use and consequences of smartphones for this age group, as these devices are today a global and increasingly ubiquitous technology that had previously been associated with youth.
The book also considers how the smartphone has impacted upon the health of people in this age group and to see whether we could contribute to this field by reporting on the ways in which people have adopted smartphones as a means of improving their welfare. The project consists of 11 researchers working in 10 field sites across 9 countries as follows: Alfonso Otaegui (Santiago, Chile); Charlotte Hawkins (Kampala, Uganda); Daniel Miller (Cuan, Ireland); Laila Abed Rabho and Maya de Vries (al-Quds [East Jerusalem]); Laura Haapio-Kirk (Japan); Marília Duque (Brazil); Patrick Awondo (Cameroon); Pauline Garvey (Ireland); Shireen Walton (Italy) and Xinyuan Wang ( China).
You can access the book on this link