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Life online : researching real experience in virtual space

Author: Annette N Markham
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : Altamira Press, ©1998.
Series: Ethnographic alternatives book series, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Annette Markham embarks on a unique, ethnographic approach to understanding Internet users by immersing herself in online reality. She goes online to interview people there, and the result is an engrossing narrative as well as a theoretically engaging journey. A cast of characters, the self-reflexive author among them, emerge from Markham's interviews and research to reveal the complexity and diversity of Internet  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annette N Markham
ISBN: 0761990305 9780761990307 0761990313 9780761990314
OCLC Number: 39223636
Description: 246 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / William K. Rawlins --
Ch. 1. Going Online --
Interlude: Ambivalence and the Body --
Ch. 2. The Shifting Project, The Shifting Self --
Ch. 3. Themes of Life in Cyberspace --
Ch. 4. Stories of Tools and Places --
Interlude: Drawing Boxes --
Ch. 5. Stories of Places and Ways of Being --
Interlude: Silence --
Ch. 6. Reflecting.
Series Title: Ethnographic alternatives book series, v. 6.
Responsibility: Annette N. Markham.

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In this text, Annette Markham adopts an ethnographic approach to understanding Internet users by immersing herself in online reality. She finds that to understand how people experience the Internet,  Read more...

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