Leaping and Dancing with Digitality: Exploring Human-Smartphone-Entanglements in Classrooms
  • Riikka HohtiEmail author
  • Antti Paakkari
  • Katariina Stenberg
Part of the Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories book series (CGPPMT)


Leaping and Dancing with Digitality: Exploring Human-Smartphone-Entanglements in Classrooms is written by Riikka Hohti, Antti Paakkari, and Katariina Stenberg. In the chapter they look at young people’s engagements with smartphones especially in a school context. They show us how phones become companions in everyday life and how intimate this relationship can be. In their point of view this affects also the ways in which schools are connected to everyday life outside school. To show this complexity Riikka, Antti and Katariina focus on material and relational ontology and the concept of entanglement, with which they examine different combinations and gatherings. They do this by looking at smartphones as things, bodies, affect, time and space. Their chapter highlights ‘the need of complexity-sensitive conceptual understanding when approaching young people’s digital use’.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Riikka Hohti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Antti Paakkari
    • 2
  • Katariina Stenberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan University, University of OuluOuluFinland
  2. 2.University of Helsinki, Åbo Akademi UniversityTurkuFinland

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