My mini booklist for digital methodologies – more or less

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Cope, B., & Kalantzis, M. (Eds.). (2010). Ubiquitous learning. University of Illinois press.

Bauman, Z. (1993). Postmodern ethics.Blackwell Publishing Ltd*

Barton, D., & Lee, C. (2013). Language online: investigating digital texts and practices. Routledge.

Hesse-Biber, S. N., & Leavy, P. (Eds.). (2010). Handbook of emergent methods. Guilford Press.*

Hine, C. (2000). Virtual ethnography. Sage.

Hine, C. (2015). Ethnography for the Internet: Embedded, Embodied and Everyday. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Horst, H. A., & Miller, D. (Eds.). (2013). Digital anthropology. A&C Black.

Kozinets, R. V. (2010). Netnography. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..

Paulus, T., Lester, J., & Dempster, P. (2013). Digital tools for qualitative research. Sage.

The second principle of digital anthropology:

digital anthropology will be insightful to the degree that it reveals the mediated and framed nature of the nondigital world. Digital anthropology fails to the degree it makes the nondigital world appear in retrospect as unmediated and unframed. We are not more mediated simply because we are not more cultural than we were before. One of the reasons digital studies have often taken quite the opposite course has been the continued use of the term virtual, with its implied contrast with the real.

As Boellstorff makes clear, online worlds are simply another arena, alongside offline worlds, for expressive practice, and there is no reason to privilege one over the other. Overtime we use the word real analytically as oppose to colloquially , we undermine the project of digital anthropology, fetishising predigital culture as a site of retained authenticity.

Miller & Horst (2012) p13

*these books are nothing to do with the digital, but I just liked them so added them to the picture.

This does not pretend to be anything that even approaches a definitive or even comprehensive list. Its just a starting point based on what I had on my shelves at the time to taking the picture.


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