The technical household: three generations speaking

Leading researcher: Constança Vieira de Andrade
Research group: Practices and Politics of Culture
Type of project: Doctoral research
Status: Ongoing
Keywords: Technicity | Household | Cyborg anthopology

Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: n.a.
Funding: FCT
Reference: SFRH/BD/85964/2012
Starting date: 01-02-13

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The almost non-existence of anthropological studies focusing on the incorporation and appropriation of technical apparatuses in the household in Portugal has motivated the theme of this research. Begining with a diagnosis of the state of the art, the following ethnography – with collaboration of three generations belonging to four families of Oporto middle class – raised questions related to the connections between people and technical objects, as well as the life these kind of objects turned to have in the lives of individuals, families and groups of different natures. The conclusion that technicity became part of the human body and mind is barely a surprise. The novelty is the various strategies and motivations that each and every individual and group followed to achieve the appropriation of technicity.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub82*Jorge Freitas BrancoSupervisorproj83*The technical household: three generations speakingDoctoral researchOngoing
pub336*Constança Vieira de AndradeResearch scholarproj83*The technical household: three generations speakingDoctoral researchOngoing
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