Precarious ageing with media and warm experts

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The ”warm expert”, defined by Bakardjieva (2011), plays a central role in everyday life for those elderly citizens, who cannot on their own manage the digital communication with public authorities: The elderly turn to ”warm experts” for help, hereby allowing the person assisting them to acces their private documents concerning for instance health and finances. Drawing on interviews with both low-income seniors living in subsidized housing complexes in Copenhagen SW and with a ”warm expert”, Kitt Kjærulf who runs the IT-Help in the area, the presentation focuses on the elderly’s everyday life with media and mediatized communication with public authorities and considers the role of the warm expert herein.
Original languageDanish
Publication date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAgeing and Everyday Life with Media - Købenahvns universitet, København , Denmark
Duration: 22. Feb 201722. Feb 2017


ConferenceAgeing and Everyday Life with Media
LocationKøbenahvns universitet

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