ETHNOGRAPHY, INTERNET AND FOLKLORE STUDIES

Maria Gasouka

Abstract


In our days, Internet needs to be studied not only as a technological phenomenon but also as a social and cultural one with the aim to achieve the needed balance between humanity and technology. This exploration is possible in the context of Folklore despite the pessimistic predictions of its future, in a world which dominated by global economic integration - which is also a global market of ideas and values - science and high technology. Folklorists should integrate the internet into their field of research, particularly in the field of ethnographic research. The internet is offered to transfer the research from the traditionals and real communities to the virtuals.

 

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Internet, virtual ethnography, folklore, cyberculture

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