Keynote by Giovanna Mascheroni

Title: Researching the datafied child

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Giovanna Mascheroni, Department of Communication, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

The talk will be recorded.


The talk analyses the datafication of childhood from a mediatization perspective: namely, it foregrounds children and their everyday life and discusses how these are shaped by data-based artefacts and with what consequences. Drawing on a non-media-centric approach and epistemologies of the everyday, the talk then explores the challenges of researching the data practices of children and their families in non-deterministic ways. It will also address how these challenges are complicated and amplified in time of a pandemic.


Suggested readings

Mascheroni, G. (2020). Datafied childhoods: Contextualising datafication in everyday life. Current Sociology, 68(6), 798–813.


Mascheroni, G. Holloway, D. (2019). The quantified child: discourses and practices of dataveillance in different life stages. In Erstad, O., Flewitt, R., Kümmerling-meibauer, B., Pereira, I. (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Digital Literacies in Early Childhood (pp. 354-365). London: Routledge.

Published Feb. 11, 2021 10:36 AM - Last modified Nov. 27, 2022 4:41 PM