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 TU Ilmenau
Keywords: telecommunications, media in everyday life, social interaction, interpersonal relationships, ethnographic research

Abstract

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

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Author Biography

Nicola Döring, TU Ilmenau
Nicola DÖRING, Dr. phil., Dipl.-Psych., arbeitet als wissenschaftliche Assistentin am Institut für Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (IfMK) der TU Ilmenau. Ihr Forschungsschwerpunkt sind soziale Aspekte der mediatisierten Kommunikation, insbesondere der Online- und Mobil-Kommunikation. Nicola DÖRING hat in FQS bereits in einer Sammelrezension (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/3-01/3-01review-doering-d.htm) "Soziale Netzwerke und Internet-Spielewelten" und "Soziale Identifikation mit virtuellen Gemeinschaften" besprochen, sowie Geschlechterforschung und qualitative Methoden (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/3-01/3-01review-doering2-d.htm).
Published
2002-05-31

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