アマガサ クニカズ AMAGASA Kunikazu
|Family and home space in mobile era
|An International Conference "Cultural Space and Public Sphere in Asia"
|Asia's Future Initiative
|This research clarifies the reality of social impact of the explosive growth and penetration of the cellular phone(s) (here in after called Keitai) to every day living group in Japan. In particular, this research focuses on "Family and Home Space" which under takes an essential role of daily life. The methodology to research the reality of usage of Keitai in Family/Home Space, is "Ethnography" which emphasis individual concrete. This includes interviews through actual home visiting and participant observation. The data collected has been decrypted and interpreted.
As a result of positive communication between family members by Keitai, there are some cases, which "Family" expands beyond "Home Space" as a physical container. In these cases, responsibilities for maintaining family relationship increases on full time and location basis. This shows that "Home Space" has emerged not as a static physical container, but adynamic place to coordinate family relationship.