Journal article

The sociology of associations in family research and practice

M Arnold, C Shepherd, M Gibbs, K Mecoles

Journal of Family Studies | Published : 2006

Abstract

Readers of this edition of the Journal of Family Studies are referred to the companion piece entitled "Domestic Information and Communication Technologies and Subject-Object Relations: Gender, Identity, and Family Life" (Arnold, Shepherd, Gibbs, & Mecoles, 2006). In that paper, we attempted to trace the interplay of affect in sociotechnical relations in the home, particularly in the area of gender identity and the production of interpersonal social roles. In doing this, we drew an empirical and theoretical connection between gender and ICT use through what could be called a "sociology of association" (Latour, 2005). What does this approach to a particular study of ICTs and gender have to off..

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