Social media and Internet data offer rich opportunities and vexing challenges for sociocultural research. Explaining and extending prior approaches, Netnography: Redefined is an indispensable guide to the understanding and conduct of Internet ethnography.
With this volume, netnography is upgraded, updated and renewed with the latest netnographic research from media anthropology, geography, education, library sciences, travel and tourism, linguistics, media and cultural studies, sociology, sexuality, addiction research, gaming studies, and nursing, and multiple examples from the worlds of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media sites.
Like its predecessor, Netnography: Redefined includes full, step-by-step procedural guidelines for the accurate and ethical conduct of netnography. Yet this edition adapts netnography to include big data and social media analytics, as well as further incorporating notions of network analysis. It deepens the practice of netnography through participative engagement, introspection, alternative representation, and a new humanist focus.
Netnography: Redefined presents readers with up-to-date guidelines for the most fully realized and distinctive form of online ethnographic research yet developed.
- Guidance on how to combine online and in-person ethnographic methods to fully explore a social phenomenon
- More focus on specific kinds of social media data from sites such as Facebook and Twitter
- More specific examples of how netnography can be used in different social science fields, such as media studies, sociology, anthropology, nursing, and education.
- A discussion of the ways in which communal and cultural social identities are constantly being transformed by combinations of traditional and social media.