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Multi-Sited Ethnography and Digital Migration Research: Methods and challenges

Marino, Sara (2020) Multi-Sited Ethnography and Digital Migration Research: Methods and challenges. In: Routledge International Handbook of Research Methods in Digital Humanities. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780429777028

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Marino, Sara

The article reflects on the implementation of multi-sited ethnography in migration research and discusses the application of a range of qualitative methods to online and offline field-sites. Theoretically, this work situates the premises of multi-sited ethnography within a transnational paradigm that has long demanded alternative methods and theories able to capture the complexity, hyper-connectivity and flexibility of contemporary migrations. Empirically, this paper will present evidence from the author's ongoing research on and interest in the digitally mediated practices and discourses of Italian migrants who moved to London since the early 2000s. Three methods will be critically reviewed: web forum analysis, interviews and participant observation. In evaluating the research design, methodological approach and challenges encountered over the course of the project, it will be argued that multi-sited ethnography should not simply ‘follow’ but rather deeply engage with, and learn from, the contested meanings, appropriations and everyday uses of technologies by migrants.

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Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Routledge
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 2020
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4324/9780429777028
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2022 09:29
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 09:29
Item ID: 16725
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/16725

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