The University of Arizona

(Re)Tracing the Everyday ‘Sitings’: A Conceptual Review of Internet Research 15 Years Later

Shannon Elyse Prince


In 2003, Kevin Leander and Kelly McKim sought to move the separate ethnographic work in physical spaces and work in online spaces toward a connective ethnography. Rather than broadly update the seven themes they originally proposed, I re-group and re-examine the seven themes by using evidence published since 2003. The themes of the meshed on/off-line realm, made visible through the work of connective ethnography, illustrate the separation, influence and flow of one realm more clearly and convincingly than the evidence available in 2003. I conclude by describing the encumbrances to the meshing of the on/off-line realm.



connective ethnography; internet research; online offline spaces; new literacies

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