Journal of Media Studies, Vol 32, No 1 (2017)

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Smartphone Practice and Lifestyle: The Case of Urban Iran

Hossein Kermani


This paper explores the relationship between smartphone practicesand lifestyle in urban Iran. Recently, the use of smartphones hasdramatically increased in Iran and this trend is affecting users'lifestyle in the everyday context. The researcher has followed theconcept of "lifestyle" advanced by Pierre Bourdieu. Purposivesampling is applied to collect data through online survey. Theresults underscore the research hypothesis as well as suggest thatthe use of smartphone is not a powerful indicator to explain thelifestyle variance. Other variables like gender, education and age donot have predicting effect on lifestyle, however income plays a role.


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