Cutting though the exaggerated and fanciful beliefs about the new possibilities of `net life', Hine produces a distinctive understanding of the significance of the Internet and addresses such questions as: what challenges do the new technologies of communication pose for research methods?
Does the Internet force us to rethink traditional categories of `culture' and `society'?In this compelling and thoughtful book, Hine shows that the Internet is both a site for cultural formations and a cultural artefact which is shaped by people's understandings and expectations.
The Internet requires a new form of ethnography. The author considers the shape of this new ethnography and guides readers through its application in multiple settings.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
- Publication Date: 04/04/2000
- Category: Cultural studies
- ISBN: 9780761958963