The Reordering of Everyday Life through Digital technologies During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Abstract

This paper offers an exploration of everyday life during the Covid-19 pandemic in Bangladesh with a focus on how it has been reordered through commonplace digital technologies and services. We present findings from a qualitative field study. Themes emerging from the findings suggest that digital technologies have been important to the reordering of everyday life during the pandemic: videoconferencing have been instrumental in allowing urban residents to work from home, digital money has enabled workers in rural areas to continue financial transactions, and social media has been a source of news and rumours during the pandemic. However, the benefits of the digital reordering of everyday life are unevenly distributed. The themes emerging are used to frame a discussion of the notion of reordering compared to the concept of resilience within ICTD.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTD 2022: ACM Conference on The International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD)
Number of pages7
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date27 Jun 2022
Pages1-7
Chapter8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2022

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