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Introduction: Critical Reflections on Ageing and Technology in the Twenty-First Century
Chiara Garattini and David Prendergast

Part I: Connections, Networks and Interactions

Chapter 1. Social Media and the Age-Friendly Community
Philip B. Stafford

Chapter 2. Exploring New Technologies through Playful Peer-to-Peer Engagement in Informal Learning
Josie Tetley, Caroline Holland, Verina Waights, Jonathan Hughes, Simon Holland and Stephanie Warren

Chapter 3. Older People and Constant Contact Media
Rachel S. Singh

Chapter 4. Beyond Determinism: Understanding Actual Use of Social Robots by Older People
Louis Neven and Christina Leeson

Part II: Health and Wellbeing

Chapter 5. Designing Technologies for Social Connection with Older People
Joseph Wherton, Paul Sugarhood, Rob Procter and Trisha Greenhalgh

Chapter 6. Avoiding the ‘Iceberg Effect’: Incorporating a Behavioural Change Approach to Technology Design in Chronic Illness
John Dinsmore

Chapter 7. Supporting a Good Life with Dementia
Arlene Astell

Chapter 8. Home Telehealth: Industry Enthusiasm, Health System Resistance and Community Expectations
Sarah Delaney and Claire Somerville

Chapter 9. Analysing Hands-on-Tech Care Work in Telecare Installations. Frictional Encounters with Gerontechnological Designs
Daniel López and Tomás Sánchez-Criado

Part III: Life Course Transitions

Chapter 10. Caregiving in the Digital Era
Madelyn Iris and Rebecca Berman

Chapter 11. Digital Storytelling and the Transnational Retirement Networks of Older Japanese Adults
Mayumi Ono

Chapter 12. Digital Games in the Lives of Older Adults
Bob De Schutter, Julie A. Brown and Henk Herman Nap

Chapter 13. Digital Ownership across Lifespans
Wendy Moncur

Notes on Contributors

Aging and the Digital Life Course

Edited by David Prendergast and Chiara Garattini

300 pages, 6 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78238-691-9 Hb Published (June 2015)

ISBN  978-1-78533-501-3 Pb Published (June 2017)

eISBN 978-1-78238-692-6 eBook