Postill (2016) "Doing remote ethnography"

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March 20, 2020 - 4:23pm

Critical Commentary

"In this chapter I reflect on my experience of researching digital politics while physically absent from ‘the field’. I argue that there is nothing inherently inferior or illegitimate about researching local issues remotely (e.g. via Twitter, live streaming, web cam, email, online archives), or indeed retroactively, especially for ethnographers with previous local experience. The main challenge is precisely how to overcome this misconception and make adequate provision for remote ethnography in our research designs and practices."


Postill J. 2016. "Doing remote ethnography" Draft chapter to the Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography Eds. Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, Anne Galloway & Genevieve Bell

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