Session 3: Maneuver your lenses! What are new practices under today's fast changing contexts?

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The third session examines new practices in ethnography – from blogging communities to mediation between digital and analog interviews – it questions what works and what doesn't, and how retrospective, introspective and prospective insights conjoin in this new ‘fast subject’ world.

We are in the midst of a social, technical, educational and industrial upheaval. Many public and private sectors are in transition. As ethnographic researchers adapt to and move between and within temporary, digital, quick field studies, and yet bridge rural migrations in modern urban contexts, they, too, are in the process of mediating practices and theories. This session explores the ways in which ethnography today relates to blogging communities and new users, how mediation between digital and analog interviews can develop insights, what works and what doesn't for online education, and how retrospective, introspective and prospective insights conjoin in this ‘fast subject’ world. To discuss, six authors in this session will present their views by developing theoretical frameworks, unique research processes, and an artful prescription of research field.

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