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Questions I get asked everyday…

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:31:21 +0000

For the past 14 months I’ve been living in this rural town in north China, conducting ethnographic research on how social media is affecting life here. However, many people in the town have never had a foreign friend before, let alone one that can speak Chinese. People are extremely inquisitive about me and life in [...]

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Fieldwork photos

Taking photo of people at church congregation

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