Mireia Fernández-Ardèveol, who is visiting the Université de Montréal from the Open University of Catalonia, is giving a public lecture on September 13, 2019.
“Older people go mobile… their way“ reviews empirical evidence on the intersection of older age and mobile communication from a non-patronizing perspective. It examines the ways heterogeneous groups of older individuals appropriate mobile devices, the meanings of these uses, and the paramount role of the mobile phone.
By acknowledging the heterogeneity often hidden in under the label “old age,” this presentation identifies the challenges faced in research to achieving a richer and more complex analysis of a networked society at different stages of later life. There is a need for critical analytical frameworks able to move beyond rooted and invisible ageist prejudices which will help achieve more nuanced and precise understandings of the place of mobile communication in later life.
Friday, September 13, 1pm
Université de Montréal Carrefour des arts et des sciences, local C-1017-02
3150, rue Jean-Brillant Montréal (Québec) H3T 1N8
Space is limited, RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org