de Seta (2018) "Three Lies of Digital Ethnography"

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March 23, 2020 - 5:31pm

Critical Commentary

Final post from the series "Private Messages from Field" by Gabriel de Seta and Crystal Abidin.

"Inspired by how Fine identifies ten lies of ethnography behind the classical virtues and technical skills of figures such as the “friendly ethnographer,” the “unobtrusive ethnographer” and the “chaste ethnographer”, I want to put forward three more lies peculiar to digital ethnography, which I briefly describe below, accompanied by their respective authorial archetypes"

  1. The Networked field-weaver
  2. The eager participant-lurker
  3. The expert fabricator


de Seta G. 2018. "Three Lies of Digital Ethnography" Anthrodendum. URL:

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