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Reconfiguration du modèle conjugal à l'heure de l'hyperconnectivité : TIC et territoires de l'intime

Abstract : Online devices are part of our daily lives, fundamentally changing our habits and practices, especially as regards relationships as well as interpersonal and social communication. In this doctoral research, the aim was to analyse the ways in which Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have somehow ‘reshaped’ the traditional conjugal model. Indeed, more than just technical devices, ICTs are communicational and even ‘transitional’ devices. They are means of strategies and issues within the couple and the family. These increasingly nomadic technologies question the couple regarding its foundations. First of all, the phenomenon of hyper connectivity (or ‘continuous connectivity’) creates a communicational continuum between individuals, generating a surge in conjugal communication especially via electronic written communication. In addition, New Online Communication Devices (NOCDs), by nature time-consuming and individual, have repercussions on space and time management inside and outside the household. This growing permeability between the different spheres of everyday life raises the in-depth issue of intimacy. Thus, it seems that a new type of relationship based on ‘online presence’ and ‘poly-synchronic commitment’ is now appearing. Therefore, this procedural upheaval brings up the following question : do ICTs lead to individualisation or strengthen the couple ? We have tried to answer this question thanks to a qualitative survey among people living as a couple. Our research, problematised in a communicational perspective, fits into a Goffmanian approach, as well as sensitive, by giving much room to the testimony of respondents. In a broader way, it falls within the framework of use studies.
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Sophie Demonceaux. Reconfiguration du modèle conjugal à l'heure de l'hyperconnectivité : TIC et territoires de l'intime. Sciences de l'information et de la communication. Université de Bourgogne; Ecole doctorale LISIT, 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : ⟩. ⟨tel-01644324⟩

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