Today the book I wrote with Michela Drusian and Paolo Magaudda “Young People and the Smartphone. Everyday Life on the Small Screen” has been published with Palgrave MacMillan. To have more info, you can click here: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-06311-4
Focusing on smartphone practices and experiences of youth today, this volume is the result of empirical research based on focus groups and in-depth interviews with young people aged 18-30. Grounded in media theory and analyzed through a blended lens of media and science and technology studies, the book offers detailed and fascinating insights into the everyday use of smartphones. Topics covered include the role of the smartphone as material technology, its use in interpersonal relationships, photographic practices, music and consumer practices, along with the deconstruction of the notion of smartphone ‘addiction’.