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Waiting together: Seafarer-partners in cyberspace

Tang, Lijun ORCID: 2012. Waiting together: Seafarer-partners in cyberspace. Time & Society 21 (2) , pp. 223-240. 10.1177/0961463X10387690

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This paper examines how a group of seafarer-partners utilized cyberspace to collectively cope with long-term waiting and temporal disruption to couple relationships caused by seafarers’ working patterns. It shows that seafarer-partners shared information, experience, and stories, which helped them to manage the present, to keep track of the future, and to bring the past to the fore. In so doing, seafarer-partners strengthened their relationships despite the time erosion. Thus the paper reveals that peer support and a waiting space are helpful for individuals involved in long-term waiting.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: De-synchronization; online community; relationship; seafaring; space; waiting
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0961-463X
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 08:36

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