The Multiplicities of Internet Addiction: The Misrecognition of Leisure and Learning

1st Edition

Nicola F. Johnson

Routledge
Published November 11, 2016
Reference - 166 Pages
ISBN 9781138255036 - CAT# Y313436

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Summary

Overuse of the internet is often characterized as problematic, disruptive, or addictive, with stories frequently claiming that online use interferes with relationships, or that 'excessive' time in front of computer screens is unhealthy. The Multiplicities of Internet Addiction contests the claim that computers - specifically Internet use - are addictive, arguing that use of the Internet is now a form of everyday leisure engaged in by many people in Western society. Offering an analysis of the nature of addiction alongside a detailed empirical study of home computer use, this book will be of interest not only to sociologists of culture and popular culture, but also to scholars of media, ICT and education.

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