O mais recente número da revista (OBS*) Observatório Vol 14, No 3 (2020), contém dois artigos assinados por investigadores da UI.
“Intergenerational solidarity or intergenerational gap? How elderly people experience ICT within their family context” é o título do artigo assinado por Celiana Azevedo em coautoria com Cristina Ponte.
O doutorando do ICNOVA, João Carlos Martins é autor do artigo “Citizen Facebook: The Strategic Communication of Local Power in Social Media”.
Ambos os artigos estão disponíveis em open access e indexados na Scopus.
Intergenerational solidarity or intergenerational gap? How elderly people experience ICT within their family context
Starting from the concept of intergenerational solidarity, this paper examines how relations of 36 elderly people with younger generations of their families influence their appropriations and uses of ICT. A multi-qualitative approach – non-participant observation in ICT classes attended by the participants, followed by focus groups and semi-structured interviews – conducted in Brazil and Portugal reveals that the family contexts influence how older people deal with ICT in distinctive ways. In both countries, the influence happens either by building up social interactions and increasing communication inside and outside the family or by contributing to social and emotional isolation, even when family generations are physically close. Even within families – where supportive ties tend to be stronger than outside – intergenerational solidarity regarding digital access and use cannot be taken for granted.
Keywords: Information and communication technology, family intergenerational solidarity, gerontechnology, Brazil, Portugal.
Azevedo, C. & Ponte, C. (2020). Intergenerational solidarity or intergenerational gap? How elderly people experience ICT within their family context. Observatorio, 14(3), 16-35.
Citizen Facebook: The Strategic Communication of Local Power in Social Media
Local power requires a differentiated communicational analysis with strategies appropriate to its context in the immediate scenario which social networks impose on those who engage in proximity governance. In this sense, this exploratory case study arises from an interest in communication as a tool for strategic and political operationalization, at the level of the preliminary diagnosis on digital communication within the Lisbon local government between November 2017 and May 2019. The objective has been to analyse digital data taken from the official Facebook pages of the 24 Local Councils and cross-referencing them with voter turnout data and, in a descriptive analysis of the information gathered, to arrive at an initial interpretation of the evolution of the performance and degree of involvement of electors and voters in digital municipal communication in Lisbon.
Keywords: Strategic Communication, Political Communication, Local Government, Digital Politics, Social Media
Martins, J. C. (2020). Citizen Facebook: The Strategic Communication of Local Power in Social Media. Observatorio, 14(3), 79-97.