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Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
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=== Recommended Books ===
  
A. C. Garcia, A. I. Standlee, J. Bechkoff, and Yan Cui
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[[Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative]] by Bernard, H. Russell
Ethnographic Approaches to the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication
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Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, February 1, 2009; 38(1): 52 - 84.  
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[Abstract] [PDF]
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Source: <a href="http://jce.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/38/1/52" rel="nofollow">jce.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/38/1/52</a>
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=== Topic Specific Books ===
  
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[[Global Technography: Ethnography in the Age of Mobility]] by Grant Kien
  
Ethnographic Approaches to the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication
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[[Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk, Public Performance]] by James E. Katz (Editor), Mark Aakhus (Editor)
  
Angela Cora Garcia
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[[Material Culture and Technology in Everyday Life: Ethnographic Approaches]] by Phillip Vannini (Author)
Bentley College
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Alecea I. Standlee
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[[Cyborgs@Cyberspace?: An Ethnographer Looks to the Future]] by David Hakken
  
Syracuse University
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[[The Professional Stranger: An Informal Introduction to Ethnography]] by Michael Agar
  
Jennifer Bechkoff
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San Jose State University
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[[Category:Traditional Anthropology]]
 
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Yan Cui
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University of Cincinnati
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In this article we review ethnographic research on the Internet and computer-mediated communication. The technologically mediated environment prevents researchers from directly observing research participants and often makes the interaction anonymous. In addition, in the online environment direct interaction with participants is replaced by computer-screen data that are largely textual, but may include combinations of textual, visual, aural, and kinetic components. We show how the online environment requires adjustments in how ethnographers define the setting of their research, conduct participant observation and interviews, obtain access to settings and research subjects, and deal with the ethical dilemmas posed by the medium.
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Key Words: ethnography • computer-mediated communication • Internet • participant observation • interviewing
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Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Vol. 38, No. 1, 52-84 (2009)
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DOI: 10.1177/0891241607310839
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Latest revision as of 20:26, 15 February 2014

Recommended Books

Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative by Bernard, H. Russell

Topic Specific Books

Global Technography: Ethnography in the Age of Mobility by Grant Kien

Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk, Public Performance by James E. Katz (Editor), Mark Aakhus (Editor)

Material Culture and Technology in Everyday Life: Ethnographic Approaches by Phillip Vannini (Author)

Cyborgs@Cyberspace?: An Ethnographer Looks to the Future by David Hakken

The Professional Stranger: An Informal Introduction to Ethnography by Michael Agar