Enactments of Change : Becoming Texually Active at Youthline NZ
From the PHD Abstract
“This thesis concerns the relationship between how people think about change and what they do to enact it. The specific change investigated involves a shift in the
practices of telephone counselling to the silent texting space of SMS messaging. The site of the study is Youthline, New Zealand (NZ), a youth oriented telephone
helpline. In working the technology to suit human needs, it becomes apparent that the technology shapes those involved. The technology in this network is
demonstrably not a passive carrier of conversation, nor are the young people making use of the service passive recipients, the counsellors do not move in
untroubled ways from one medium to another, and counselling does not remain the same”.
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