Publication
Title
Moving ethnography online : researching Brazilian migrants' online togetherness
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Abstract
This article contributes to recent scholarship on the changing nature of fieldwork practices within migration research, focusing on the practice of online ethnography. It makes a case for the significance of the internet and, more specifically, social network sites, in the experience of many migrants. I state that online togetherness is an integral part of the lives of many migrants which also interrelates with offline aspects of their social lives. Therefore, I argue that current research on migration would benefit from a more balanced combination of offline and online ethnography, taking into account how online connectivity affects the nature of migration and the conditions of being a migrant. Methodologically, I suggest that ethnography is well suited for generating understandings of the significance of the internet in the experience of migrants, but that a number of adjustments in methods of data collection and analysis must be made.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Ethnic and racial studies. - London
Publication
London : 2012
ISSN
0141-9870 [print]
1466-4356 [online]
Volume/pages
35 :10 (2012) , p. 1794-1809
ISI
000308982600006
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 01.12.2022