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Virtual Ethnography
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VIRTUAL ETHNOGRAPHY

PAPERBACK BY HINE, CHRISTINE

£40.99

ISBN
9780761958963
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
192 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
04 APR 2000

DESCRIPTION

Cutting though the exaggerated and fanciful beliefs about the new possibilities of `net life', Hine produces a distinctive understanding of the significance of the Internet 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.

CONTENTS

IntroductionInternet as Culture and Cultural ArtefactThe Virtual Objects of EthnographyThe Making of a Virtual EthnographyTime, Space and TechnologyAuthenticity and Identity in Internet ContextsReflection