Digital Environments: Ethnographic Perspectives across Global Online and Offline Spaces

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Urte Undine Frömming, Steffen Köhn, Samantha Fox, Mike Terry
transcript Verlag, Mar 31, 2017 - Social Science - 268 pages
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.

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Urte Undine Frömming is professor at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin and head of the Research area Visual and Media Anthropology. Steffen Köhn is the program coordinator of the M.A. program in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. Samantha Fox is currently a PhD candidate in Anthropology at Columbia University in New York. Mike Terry is research associate at the Research Area »Visual and Media Anthropology« at Freie Universität Berlin.

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