Digital Ethnography

Author: Sarah Pink
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943132
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy This sharp, innovative book champions the rising significance of ethnographic research on the use of digital resources around the world. It contextualises digital and pre-digital ethnographic research and demonstrates how the methodological, practical and theoretical dimensions are increasingly intertwined. Digital ethnography is central to our understanding of the social world; it can shape methodology and methods, and provides the technological tools needed to research society. The authoritative team of authors clearly set out how to research localities, objects and events as well as providing insights into exploring individuals’ or communities’ lived experiences, practices and relationships. The book: Defines a series of central concepts in this new branch of social and cultural research Challenges existing conceptual and analytical categories Showcases new and innovative methods Theorises the digital world in new ways Encourages us to rethink pre-digital practices, media and environments This is the ideal introduction for anyone intending to conduct ethnographic research in today’s digital society.

The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography

Author: Larissa Hjorth
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317377788
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With the increase of digital and networked media in everyday life, researchers have increasingly turned their gaze to the symbolic and cultural elements of technologies. From studying online game communities, locative and social media to YouTube and mobile media, ethnographic approaches to digital and networked media have helped to elucidate the dynamic cultural and social dimensions of media practice. The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography provides an authoritative, up-to-date, intellectually broad, and conceptually cutting-edge guide to this emergent and diverse area. Features include: a comprehensive history of computers and digitization in anthropology; exploration of various ethnographic methods in the context of digital tools and network relations; consideration of social networking and communication technologies on a local and global scale; in-depth analyses of different interfaces in ethnography, from mobile technologies to digital archives.

Digital Ethnography

Author: Natalie M. Underberg
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292744331
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Digital ethnography can be understood as a method for representing real-life cultures through storytelling in digital media. Enabling audiences to go beyond absorbing facts, computer-based storytelling allows for immersion in the experience of another culture. A guide for anyone in the social sciences who seeks to enrich ethnographic techniques, Digital Ethnography offers a groundbreaking approach that utilizes interactive components to simulate cultural narratives. Integrating insights from cultural anthropology, folklore, digital humanities, and digital heritage studies, this work brims with case studies that provide in-depth discussions of applied projects. Web links to multimedia examples are included as well, including projects, design documents, and other relevant materials related to the planning and execution of digital ethnography projects. In addition, new media tools such as database development and XML coding are explored and explained, bridging the literature on cyber-ethnography with inspiring examples such as blending cultural heritage with computer games. One of the few books in its field to address the digital divide among researchers, Digital Ethnography guides readers through the extraordinary potential for enrichment offered by technological resources, far from restricting research to quantitative methods usually associated with technology. The authors powerfully remind us that the study of culture is as much about affective traits of feeling and sensing as it is about cognition—an approach facilitated (not hindered) by the digital age.

Web True 0 Why the Internet and Digital Ethnography Hold the Key to Answering the Questions that Traditional Research Just Can t

Author: Ujwal Arkalgud
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1483465209
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Whether you're a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or a new hire, fresh out of your MBA, Web True.O is a book that will change how you look at the Internet and help you realize that it can reveal the secrets behind why people do the crazy things they do. As the cofounders of one of the world's fastest growing research firms and pioneers in the field of Digital Ethnography, Ujwal Arkalgud and Jason Partridge use their groundbreaking methodology to scour the web and examine major shifts that have occurred in consumer culture. In these pages you'll discover: Why polls keep getting politics all wrong Why online shopping isn't what's killing mid-tier retail Why patients doubt doctors more than ever before Through this book, you will discover that the Internet holds answers that traditional research can no longer uncover. Most importantly, this book will change the way you look at your customers and their unmet needs.

Digital Ethnography in the Library

Author: Andy Priestner
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Libraries are portals to information, providing user access to tools for the creation of new concepts. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with a discussion on traditional usability work (UX) as a subset of ethnographic practices, eliciting data on user behaviour, and providing a road to transforming institutional practices through anthropological insights {u2013} all of which is in light of Digital Ethnography in the Library.

Refiguring Techniques in Digital Visual Research

Author: Edgar Gómez Cruz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319612220
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book interrogates how new digital-visual techniques and technologies are being used in emergent configurations of research and intervention. It discusses technological change and technological possibility; theoretical shifts toward processual paradigms; and a respectful ethics of responsibility. The contributors explore how new and evolving digital-visual technologies and techniques have been utilized in the development of research, and reflect on how such theory and practice might advance what is “knowable” in a world of smartphones, drones, and 360-degree cameras.