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The Parent AppUnderstanding Families in the Digital Age$
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Lynn Schofield Clark

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199899616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899616.001.0001

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Media Rich and Time Poor

Media Rich and Time Poor

The Emotion Work of Parenting in a Digital Age

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(p.174) Chapter 8 Media Rich and Time Poor
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The Parent App
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Lynn Schofield Clark

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899616.003.0008

This chapter continues the discussion of how parents make decisions regarding their approaches to digital and mobile media in the lives of their children, foregrounding the role of emotion work in these processes. In particular, the chapter considers how families engage in emotion work as they experience the time crunch of balancing work and family life, and how parents feel the need to justify their approaches when among extended family and peers who may not share their class and/or cultural milieu. The chapter then proposes emotion work as a framework that offers an alternative to presuming that parents make media choices based on rational reasoning regarding risk.

Keywords:   emotion work, decisionmaking, the good parent, time crunch, work/life balance, intensified parenting activities, the Blayne-Gallaghers, the Fallons

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