Taking Why We Post to China
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:33:01 +0000
Although the Why We Post project is primarily an attempt to study the use and consequences of social media, there were other broader aims. Particularly, the hope that the project would show that while the discipline of anthropology might have originally developed for the study of tribal peoples or ethnic minorities, it is also the most […]Read more...
Field site profiles
This is an ambitious anthropological research project, and one that aims to be truly comparative in the sense of nine simultaneous ethnographies taking place in eight different countries around the world in order to grasp the implications of social networking sites and social media for mankind.
|Field site||Lead researcher|
|China (North)||Tom McDonald|
|China (South)||Xinyuan Wang|
|United Kingdom||Daniel Miller|
World map image adapted from Wikimedia Commons.
Grant number: ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 SocNet
Project title: Social Network Sites and Social Science