"[...] What types of field relations stem from such social media-driven ethnography? And what kinds of data do these relations present to the ethnographer? [...] I argue that ethnography is already in possession of the methodological tools critically to assess the validity and value of data...Read more
"This review surveys and divides the ethnographic corpus on digital media into three broad but overlapping categories: the cultural politics of digital media, the vernacular cultures of digital media, and the prosaics of digital media. [...]"
"[...] questions of presence, field relations (including trust and confidentiality), and new possibilities for observation are especially prominently discussed. [...] I place these issues and dilemmas facing the researcher in the context of the intellectual tradition of ethnography as applied to...Read more
Blog post by Rebehak Cupitt from the series "Private Messages from the Field" by Crystal Abidin : "In this post, I want to foreground the chimeric nature of ethnography because it was only once I situated myself in an interdisciplinary research setting and a technologically saturated field site...Read more
An ethnographic survey conducted over five years in a free software developers’ « community ». [...] A classical way to take this characteristic into account is to conduct surveys from a distance [...] and sometimes complementing them with direct inquiries with the participants (interviews or...Read more
"This article analyzes online images of sociocultural anthropology across one hundred high-ranking universities worldwide. We show how, online, a discipline defined by diversity becomes readily reducible to “exotic” geographies and objectified “others.” [...]."
"[...] researchers need to consider how to integrate data from online spaces into “traditional” ethnographic research. [...] While traditional methods of ethnography (i.e., in-person observations and informal interviews) continue to be useful, researchers need to reconceptualize space as well as...Read more
"Qualitative researchers struggle to study the transient fields of social network sites like Twitter through conventional ethnographic approaches. This paper suggests that, in order to step further, we should distinguish between the relatively stable ‘contextual’ fields of bounded online...Read more
"Comment rendre compte de la dynamique des échanges sur un forum ? Comment analyser la transformation dans le temps de cet espace ? De quelle manière en caractériser l’organisation ?"Read more