Digital Environments. Ethnographic Perspectives across Global Online and Offline Spaces
Digital technology permeates the physical world. Social media and virtual reality, accessed via internet capable devices – computers, smartphones, tablets and wearables – affect nearly all aspects of social life. The contributions to this volume apply innovative forms of ethnographic research to the digital realm. They examine the emergence of new forms of digital life, such as political participation through comments on East Greenlandic news blogs, the personal use of video broadcasting applications, the rise of transnational migrant networks facilitated by social media, or the effects of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on global conflicts.
Table Of Contents
- Sarah Pink: Foreword
- Urte Undine Frömming et al.: Digital Environments and the Future of Ethnography. An Introduction
Part 1: Digital Communities and the Re-Creation of the Self and Social Relationships Online
- Jóhanna Björk Sveinbjörnsdóttir: A Comment on East Greenland Online. Media Commenting Systems as Spaces for Public Debate with a Focus on East Greenland in the Greenlandic Media
- Brigitte Borm: Welcome Home. An Ethnography on the Experiences of Airbnb Hosts in Commodifying Their Homes
- Juan Francisco Riumalló Grüzmacher: How has the Internet Determined the Identity of Chilean Gay Men in the Last Twenty Years?
- Xiaojing Ji: Red Packets in the Real and Virtual Worlds. How Multi-Function WeChat Influences Chinese Virtual Relationships
- Jie Liang Lin: Antifeminism Online. MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way)
- Jonas Blume: Exploring the Potentials and Challenges of Virtual Distribution of Contemporary Art
- Olivier Llouquet: Blind and Online. An Ethnographic Perspective on Everyday Participation Within Blind and Visually Impaired Online Communities
- Ellen Lapper: How Has Social Media Changed the Way We Grieve?
- Dario Bosio: Watch Me, I’m Live. Periscope and the “New-Individualistic” Need for Attention
Part 2: Political digital Environments and Activism Online
- Gretchen Faust: Hair, Blood and the Nipple. Instagram Censorship and the Female Body
- Teresa Tiburcio Jiménez: Berlin. Wie bitte? An Exploration of the Construction of Online Platforms for the Mutual Support of Young Spanish Immigrants in Berlin
- Suzanne Beukes: An Exploration of the Role of Twitter in the Discourse Around Race in South Africa. Using the #Feesmustfall Movement as a Pivot for Discussion
- Sara Wiederkehr González: Migration, Political Art and Digitalization
- Veera Helena Pitkäne: “You’re Not Left Thinking That You’re The Only Gay in the Village”. The Role of the Facebook Group: Seksualiti Merdeka in the Malaysian LGBT Community
- Karly Domb Sadof: Finding a Visual Voice. The #Euromaidan Impact on Ukrainian Instagram Users
- Joanna Sleigh: Google A Religion. Expanding Notions of Religion Online
Frömming, Urte Undine; Köhn, Steffen; Fox, Samantha u.a. (Hg.): Digital Environments. Ethnographic Perspectives across Global Online and Offline Spaces. Bielefeld: transcript 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/2821.
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