Digital Media, Sharing and Everyday Life provides nuanced accounts of the processes of sharing in digital culture and the complexities that arise in them. The book explores definitions of sharing, and the roles that our digital devices and the platforms we use play in these practices.


Drawing upon practice theory to outline a theoretical framework of sharing practice, the book emphasizes the need for a coherent and consistent framework of sharing in digital culture and explains what this framework might look like. With insightful descriptions, the book draws out the relationship of sharing to privacy and control, the labored strategies and boundaries of reciprocation, and our relationships with the technologies which mediate sharing practices.


The volume is an essential read for researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students in Media and Communication, New Media, Sociology, Internet Studies, and Cultural Studies.”

Product Details

  • Publish Date: 2019
  • Hardcover: 140 Pages
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781138483460
  • Available here

About the Author

Jenny Kennedy is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT. From 2015 – 2017, she was a Research Fellow at University of Melbourne with the Impact of High Speed Broadband on Australian Home Life project, investigating broadband and domestic technology practices. Jenny completed her PhD in Media and Communication at Swinburne University of Technology. Her thesis examined norms of sharing in digital culture. Jenny’s research interests span social media, technology and the everyday, and material culture. Jenny’s current research investigates social media, ebook lending, and the domain names industry.

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