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Virtual Ethnography

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June 2000 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Cutting though the exaggerated and fanciful beliefs about the new possibilities of `net life', Hine produces a distinctive understanding of the significance of the net and addresses such questions as: what challenges do the new technologies of communication pose for research methods? Does the Internet force us to rethink traditional categories of `culture' and `society'? In this compelling and thoughtful book, Hine shows that the Internet is both a site for cultural formations and a cultural artefact which is shaped by people's understandings and expectations. The Internet requires a new form of ethnography. The author considers the shape of this new ethnography and guides readers through its application in multiple settings.

 
Introduction
 
Internet as Culture and Cultural Artefact
 
The Virtual Objects of Ethnography
 
The Making of a Virtual Ethnography
 
Time, Space and Technology
 
Authenticity and Identity in Internet Contexts
 
Reflection

Excellent text on ethnography. Useful in documentary media course.

Ms Ayana Haaruun
Media Communications, Kennedy - King College
September 4, 2013

Find the approach both innovative and relevant to students' interest and course goals

Dr Huiling Ding
English Dept, Clemson University
January 17, 2012

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