Re: CyberAnthropology

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Sat, 9 Dec 1995 23:25:39 -0500

There have been a number of ethnographies of the net, especially relating
to gender relationships. Women it seems are a
minority on the net, and perhaps they have stayed away because
have been flamed when they discuss things that are important to them and
to society, as a whole. Why don't you do an ethnography of the Anthro-L,
most of the males here are not flamers, although I don't think many are
interested in discussing gender relationships. Ruby Rohrlich

On Sat, 9 Dec 1995, Sasha wrote:

> Hello All,
> As I have mentioned earlier, I am working on a short "ethnography" of the net,
> a survey-type study as opposed to an intensive study at this time. The reason
> I am writing now is that I am interested in knowing how anthropologists and
> anthropology departments generally look on work of this kind. Does an
> ethnography of the net constitute a valid field study? Why/why not? How have
> attitudes changed over the years?
> Thanks to one and all for your responses.
> Sasha
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