Remote Relationships in a Small World

Remote Relationships in a Small World

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How do people have relationships when they are apart, or develop them when they've never even met? From MySpace and weblogs to romance and sexuality, this book draws together a range of studies on -remote relationships-, investigating the intricate, intimate ways that people forge connections online. The term 'remote' refers to the technologies that facilitate forms of communication, and also underlines the lack of physicality involved in these relationships, developed at a distance. Using empirical data, these collected essays explore a wide variety of relationships, examining the methodological and ethical issues that researchers face. altIgRemote Relationships in a Small World, part of a new generation of online studies, responds to the need for research that focuses on social relationships.qThen I have a break-through: I discover autoethnography, and, thrilled by the opportunities it suggests, I write an essay a€” aquot;Two Papers, Me in Between.aquot; Andrea: Oh yes, I remember this essay very well! It really impressed me. When Liliaanbsp;...

Title:Remote Relationships in a Small World
Author:Samantha Holland
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2008


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