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IT i boendet: - en infrastruktur för vardagslivet
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
2008 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to analyse the conditions of designing a technical solution (ICT) to assist everyday life in the home, in four objectives. First, to identify and analyse the everyday practice in terms of home-related values and activities. Second, to analyse a model for a technical and organizational developed ICT-solution in a local community. Third, to analyse the opportunities and dilemmas of ICT as a support system for everyday life, and fourth, to discuss how actors in society can interact with households in making daily life work

The method of the thesis takes support in a so-called interactive research and aims to fulfill both the scientific quality criteria as well as requirements of relevancy for the practice. The thesis outlines a theoretical understanding of the individual construction of the home, based on everyday practice taking place in the home and neighbourhood, in an expanding residential landscape.

The empirical parts of the thesis derive from two studies. The Husum study examines issues such as what a home is represented by, and what can be said to constitute a good home. The Vällingby study is analysing a model of a technical and organized ICT-solution in an experiment-house in a suburb to Stockholm. In this thesis ICT reinforces the home as a hub for everyday life. Households increase their flexibility and accessibility, support the relationship between people and strengthen the influence and a local foundation. ICT also creates new roles for actors in local society and evens out the landscape of everyday life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kulturgeografiska institutionen , 2008. , 220 p.
Meddelanden från Kulturgeografiska institutionen vid Stockholms universitet, ISSN 0585-3508 ; 139
Keyword [en]
everyday life, ICT in the home, ICT in local community, ex-periment-house
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8386ISBN: 978-91-7155-790-2OAI: diva2:200198
Public defence
2009-01-16, William-Olssonsalen, Geovetenskapens hus, Svante Arrhenius väg 8 A, Stockholm, 10:00
Available from: 2008-12-19 Created: 2008-12-15Bibliographically approved

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