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Digital re-enchantment: tribal belonging, new age science and the search for happiness in a digital detoxing community

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Our digital era is no less “human” or “authentic” than any other time in history, yet many people feel that the opposite is true. This study investigates Camp Grounded’s digital detox and summer camp for adults as an example of the “social fact” of anti-tech narratives, and as an opportunity to better understand how we live with technology today.

Why do people attend a digital detox, and what happens when they return to their digital lives? This ethnography of a digital detoxing co...

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ORCID:
0000-0002-2074-5486
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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