Dr Barbara Barbosa Neves, Professor Brent Berry and Professor Barry Wellman (University of Toronto)
Is community and family life withering as some scholars and popular media contend? Or is it transforming – and even flourishing – now? This project uses contemporary and long term evidence collected in English Canada and from a variety of developed countries to evaluate this debate, giving special attention to the interplay of Information and Communication Technologies (internet + mobile) with community and social capital.
Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) 2015-2018, this project brings together an international team of social scientists and media scholars, and is coordinated by Principal Investigators Professor Brent Berry and Professor Barry Wellman (University of Toronto).