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Back into the (digital) armchair? A feminist approach to building research relations in a postcolonial setting

digitalethnography , May 4th, 2022


Syntia Hasenöhrl* (Virtually) being in Bamako over time. Images by Syntia Hasenöhrl. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many scholars had to transfer their research into the…


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Protected: Some Provisional Thoughts on Temporal Hierarchizations and the Digital

SAFN Student Research Award Winner!

foodanthro , November 4th, 2021


Sucharita Kanjilal, 2021 Student Research Award Winner SAFN is pleased to award the 2021 Student Research Award to Sucharita Kanjilal for her project, “A homemaker’s diary: Caste, clas…


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Feeling Digital and Reimagining Fieldwork during COVID Times

digitalethnography , September 3rd, 2021


Yichen Rao, Anna Castel & Lili Almási-Szabó* During the outbreak of COVID-19, everyday life has been modified in accordance with the protocols that every country has implemented. These…


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DEI celebrates its first birthday

digitalethnography , July 12th, 2021


Looking back at an extraordinary year – in every sense – the Digital Ethnography Initiative has celebrated its first birthday with colleagues from the Department of Social and…


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Aging in a Digitalized World: Beyond a User/Non-User Framework*

digitalethnography , June 24th, 2021


Sophie Colas** Engagement with digital technology takes numerous, often very abstract and tenuous forms that sometimes involve the intervention of other people. Such multiple engagement with digit…


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Climate Change and COVID-19: Online Learning and Experiments in Seeing the World Anew

Guest Contributor , May 1st, 2021


By Adam Fleischmann The site is easy to access. Just a short walk and I’m there, immediately confronted with two large rectangular windows. The large window up high…


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How Can You Approach the Field Digitally? Reflections on Using Social Media Profiles in Ethnographic Research*

digitalethnography , April 29th, 2021


Simone Pfeifer** Smartphone. Image by Ulf Neumann. As contact restrictions tightened last year with the developing pandemic, ever more colleagues began asking me for advice on “how t…


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Screenshots of the Field: Viral Loads and the Contagious Potentials of Digital Ethnography

Tankut Atuk , March 30th, 2021


Over the course of the past six months, I have been actively doing fieldwork on HIV care in Turkey on Zoom. Believe it or not, for an anxious…


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Interview: Theorising Media & Conflict

philbu , March 14th, 2021


In an interview for the University of Vienna’s Uni:view Magazin, I am talking about the edited volume Theorising Media and Conflict (Berghahn Books, 2020), its purpose, conclusions and…


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Seminar: The Materiality and Visuality of Social Media

philbu , March 12th, 2021


This online course for the summer semester 2021 at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna gives a critical overview about the material…


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The Ugliness of Multispecies Intersubjectivity: Pandemic Racism and the Love of Animals in the U.K.

Maythe Han , March 3rd, 2021


Content and Trigger Warning: This post contains profanity and strong references to violence against Black Lives Matter protesters, but more specifically, protesters who are Black, Indigenous, and peop…


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Authenticity and Digital Intimacy Between Influencers and Researchers*

digitalethnography , February 15th, 2021


Marie Hermanova** Person holding smartphone – free mobile phone image on Unsplash Ethnography of and on social media, in which my own research on female influencers on Czech…


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Only Half the Story – Rethinking the Relationship Between Digital Ethnographers and Their Devices*

digitalethnography , January 28th, 2021


Franziska Weidle** “Digital cinema is pre-computational” – from Quelic Berga’s presentation at ECREA 2018; author of original image: DRs Kulturarvsprojekt; title: Steenbeck…


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From Hope-Punk to Speculative Fiction: TGA 2020 Round-Up

Emma Louise Backe , January 4th, 2021


Believe it or not, we started 2020 with the proposition of Hope-Punk, the possibilities that could emerge through the disposition of hope. Throughout this year, we’ve explored how…


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Smartphones “In-Between” or: What Do Smartphones Have in Common With Doors?*

digitalethnography , December 22nd, 2020


Suzana Jovicic Credits: Thomas Sobottka It is Friday night in a youth centre on the outskirts of Vienna; the lights are dim, and loud local Rap music is…


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MyKnet.org: Traces of digital decoloniality in an indigenous web-based environment

philbu , December 6th, 2020


This blog post is a shorter version of a paper presented at the Engaging with Web Archives (EWA20) conference in September 2020 (Book of Abstracts). Budka, P. (2020)….


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Collaborative Ethnography in the Digital Age: Towards a New Methodological Framework*

digitalethnography , November 13th, 2020


Monika Palmberger & Philipp Budka Digital ethnography has become a very vibrant research field, as the growing body of literature indicates (e.g. Hjorth et al., 2017; Pink et…


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Interview: On COVID-19 & digital technologies in everyday life

philbu , September 25th, 2020


In May 2020, I was asked by the European Science-Media Hub of the European Parliament to participate in a short written interview about COVID-19 and digital technologies in…


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Panel “Digital Ethnography: Revisiting Theoretical Concepts & Methodological Approaches”

philbu , August 4th, 2020


Panel “Digital Ethnography: Revisiting Theoretical Concepts & Methodological Approaches” @ Vienna Anthropology Days 2020 (VANDA2020, Sept. 28 – Oct. 1), convened by Philipp Budk…


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“I’m All I Wanna Be” – Video Self Presentation in the Age of COVID-19

Emma Louise Backe , July 15th, 2020


By Steven Dashiell As COVID-19 makes videoconferencing more normative, one sociologist examines who much work goes into what we see, and don’t see, in the webcam image. The…


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Book Review: What is Digital Sociology? by Neil Selwyn

Rose Deller , June 15th, 2020


In What is Digital Sociology?, Neil Selwyn offers a new overview of digital sociology, advocating for its mainstream acceptance as a valuable expansion of sociological inquiry, while dispelling…


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Cues for Ethnography in Pandamning Times: Thinking with Digital Sociality in the Covid-19 Pandemic by Alder Keleman Saxena

Alder Keleman Saxena , May 31st, 2020


Covid-19 has made the world strange. For many, efforts to stall the pandemic have initiated an unprecedented enclosure of our lives within the familiar walls of our homes,…


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Blog Post Series: Von der Cyberanthropologie zur Digitalen Anthropologie – Teil 4

philbu , May 22nd, 2020


Diese Serie von Blogeinträgen beschreibt die Relevanz kultur- und sozialanthropologischer Zugänge in der Untersuchung digitaler Technik und Technologien, dargestellt anhand wissenschaftstheoretischer…


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