Review: Stefan Beck (Ed.) (2000). Technogene Nähe. Ethnographische Studien zur Mediennutzung im Alltag [Technogenetic Closeness. Ethnographic Studies on the Use of New Media in Everyday Life]

Nicola Döring


This book contains ten ethnographic studies (self-observations, field observations, narrative interviews) on the use of new media in everyday life. The focus is on media of interpersonal communication (telephone, e-mail, answering machine, letter, informal online chats). The research reveals how different social groups (e.g., students, blue-collar workers, unemployed women migrants, artists) create or hinder interpersonal closeness while telecommunicating. Conducted by students, the studies offer methodologically-reflective and theory-based insights into under researched dimensions of telecommunications.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs020233


telecommunications; media in everyday life; social interaction; interpersonal relationships; ethnographic research


Copyright (c) 2002 Nicola Döring

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