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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 1st Edition edition (4 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761958967
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761958963
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.1 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 885,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`This book reflects scholarly dedication to enlarging the discussion on the nature and role of the internet, and provides insight into how ethnographic methodologies can be adapted creatively to research into modern electronic forms of communication. A glossary of internet terms adds to the usefulness of this well-referenced treaties' - International Journal of Market Research

`There is so much to praise in this excellent book: its sensitivity to the culture, its alertness to the most demanding scholarly standards, its innovative analysis of the World Wide Web and its elegant, lively presentation. Students and researchers of the emerging culture should not be without it!' - Sean Cubitt, Liverpool John Moores University

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Christine Hine is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey. She joined the Department in 2003, having previously worked at Brunel University within the Department of Human Sciences and the Centre for Research into Innovation, Culture and Technology. Hine was President of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology from 2004 to 2008. She has published widely in virtual research methods, with a particular focus on online ethnography; her first major work, Virtual Ethnography, enjoyed a considerable success as one of the pioneering works to explore the integration of the Internet with existing methodological principles in qualitative research. Her main research centres on the sociology of science and technology, including ethnographic studies of scientific culture, information technology and the Internet, and she has also taken a lead role in promoting discussion of methodologies for sociological understanding of the Internet.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Nov. 2001
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Is Cyberspace a real place, and if so, what kind of people inhabit it?
Virtual Ethnography is a broadly anthropological study, centred on a single event: the 1997 US trial of British nanny, Louise Woodward.
Hine focuses on the role of the Internet, concentrating particularly on web sites and newsgroups that were created and used in the frenzy of media interest that accompanied the trial.
Hine spends considerable time explaining standard practices of ethnographic research for a wider readership, which may be necessary, but is a little dull if the reader's interest is not specifically anthropological.
However, the chapters on space and time, identity and authenticity set up some intriguing discussions about prevailing attitudes among Internet users and how the Net functions both as a cultural tool and as a micro-culture in itself.
Hine does not pretend to have any grand answers to questions about reality v. virtuality, but set against other current debates, she has some interesting points to make.
Not earth-shattering, but sufficiently thought-provoking.
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