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Project blog

Thank you, people from Grano!

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:21:35 +0000

I have been living for 15 months in a beautiful place in southeast Italy in the region of Apulia in the southernmost part of Salento and almost a year of that time was with my family. I have been conducting ethnographic research for the GSMIS project, which also consists of making dozens of close friendships, participating in local […]

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Fieldwork photos

Person playing WeChat on phone

Fieldsite 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.

World map showing location of project fieldsites
Fieldsite Lead researcher
Brazil Juliano Spyer
Chile Nell Haynes
China (North) Tom McDonald
China (South) Xinyuan Wang
India Shriram Venkatraman
Italy Razvan Nicolescu
Trinidad Jolynna Sinanan
Turkey Elisabetta Costa
United Kingdom Daniel Miller

World map image adapted from Wikimedia Commons.

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European Research CouncilEuropean UnionUCL Department of Anthropology

Grant number: ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 SocNet
Project title: Social Network Sites and Social Science