Tag Archives: methods

Look! The “subaltern” is using shiny things….how “evidence” skews investigation

A  post header inspired by a few recent conversations: One with a past Doctoral advisee and good friend who is a documentary film maker and nonprofit organization founder with a Phd in cultural studies; another based in conversations with a second life/South India based contact and collaborator; and another on several discussions in Berlin and Frankfurt/Oder […]

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I have always entered “through the Internet” – I am a researcher of the Internet

Yes – I am a researcher of the Internet. That is my point of entry into academic writing. So of course I enter any field for research through the internet – the “virtual” is my site of study – my field research is here. But I don’t take what I find on the internet as […]

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From Situated Knowledges, Partial Truths, Extended Ethnographies, Locating of Selves to Ethnography of Fragments/Fragmented Access

As I continue my interviews and ethnographies for my three books in-progress (don’t don’t ask ….) I begin to understand anew (it happens each time I embark on a new research project and try to sort out how to verify information from one interview to another – from one ethnographic context to another source of […]

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Today’s report on morning research and crafting activity.

Since I am resigned (of finally accepting) to the fact that my academic blogging practices blend with online interactive engagement – weaving in and out of my everyday and that my blog audiences if any will not be able to extract long treatises from me in daily blogs….   here are links to my morning […]

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