• Digital ethnography for social design: Challenges and opportunities in the pandemic

Gera, Krity ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9341-3124 and Hasdell, Peter, 2021, Book Section, Digital ethnography for social design: Challenges and opportunities in the pandemic In: Shin, C.S, Di Bucchianico, G., Fukuda, S., Ghim, Y.G, Montagna, G. and Carvalho, C., (eds.) Advances in Industrial Design. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, 260 . Springer, pp. 210-217. ISBN 978-3-030-80828-0

Abstract or Description:

The restrictions on mobility and several social distancing rules during the Pandemic have ruled out the possibility of carrying out traditional ethnographic research. This paper discusses various opportunities that the digital medium has to offer in terms of redefining and constructing a social space within an ethnographic field, establishing a connection and trust with the participants and the ethical considerations. This paper also seeks to discuss the challenges faced and highlights the limitations of the digital medium while conducting ethnographic research with socially marginalised group of women during Covid-19 Pandemic. The paper is based on the analysis of the experiences of conducting ethnographic research with marginalized communities and on the expertise of other digital anthropologists to understand and highlight the changing role of ethnographic research in the time of a Pandemic.

Official URL: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-03...
Subjects: Architecture > K400 Planning (Urban > K440 Urban studies
Other > Social studies > L600 Anthropology > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80829-7_26
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital ethnography; Social design; Digital technologies; Research in Pandemic
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2023 15:26
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2023 15:26
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5352
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