My final dissertation for the degree of Social and Cultural Anthropology was also an online ethnography, in a text based virtual environment.
In terms of bibliography you could look up at Christine Hine's Virtual Ethnography…"
Hi, Has anyone here encountered the dilemma of how to conduct online/virtual ethnography?I'm researching several online communities (discussion forums) and am basing my paper on both participatory observation (active and passive activity on the forums) and interviews. My problem is that my professor doesn't have any experience with online ethnography, and dislikes the idea of purely text-based chat interviews and "disembodied" virtual observations. I'm trying to get some of the interviews done…See More
"Without rejecting the idea entirely - wouldn't that be a bit like spoonfeeding?
I'm not saying it's a bad idea to give these basic examples, but from my own experience as an undergraduate student it can easily lead to shallowness in…"
"I thought of two general approaches (just out of my head):
- Study social, cultural and physical processes following climate change (with people currently experiencing such change, or still carrying a memory of a past event).
- Study the idea of…"
I did manage to improvise a like-tasting drink before (from vague descriptions of Airag and Kumiss making) but still wish to find a good, reliable, repeatable method =)
My one more-successful attempt used organic milk, with added…"
"I'm still a BA student (studying anthropology combined with environmental studies), but Environmental Anthropology is my main current focus and future direction of interest. I strongly believe a point-of-view centered on the relationship…"
"Not exactly an anthropological question... so feel free to delete it if you find it inappropriate.
Does anyone have a good recipe for Airag (preferably with cow milk as a substitute for mare milk)? The drink isn't well known outside Mongolia,…"
"I think this is one of the most exact criticisms I've read about the movie (which I loved, by the way). The filmmakers obviously had a very clear message they wanted the audience to get, and weren't at all subtle in its…"
A group for discussing and exploring that other thing that many of us do with anthropology: teaching. Tactics, strategies, pedagogical theory -- anything related to teaching anthropology is fair game.See More