'No good for shovelling snow and carrying firewood': Social representations of computers and the internet by elderly Finnish non-users

@article{Hakkarainen2012NoGF,
  title={'No good for shovelling snow and carrying firewood': Social representations of computers and the internet by elderly Finnish non-users},
  author={P{\"a}ivi Hakkarainen},
  journal={New Media & Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={14},
  pages={1198-1215}
}
This study explores elderly people’s refusal to use the computer and the internet from the perspective of social representations by seeking answers to the following questions: How do the respondents classify the computer and the internet? What kind of images do they use to depict the computer and the internet? How do the social representations of the computer and the internet express the respondents’ distinct identities, interests, history and culture? The research data consist of written… CONTINUE READING
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