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Intersticios de sociabilidad: una autoetnografía del consumo de TIC

Intersections of sociability: an autoethnography of using TIC
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Espinosa Zepeda, Horacio

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Abstract Auto-ethnography, an descendant of ideas such as Haraway's 'situated knowledge' (Haraway, 1991), is a relatively new method in the social sciences. For social studies of science and technology, it represents an opportunity to enrich our understanding of technological artefacts by using the subjective experiences of individuals who interact with TICs. In this article, I take myself as the object of study, reflecting on my own dealings with TICs. My own trajectory from a belief in 'technological progress' to 'technophobia' was nurtured by the popular culture of the 1980s. Those first experiences affected how I later came to understand the canonical product of contemporary technology: the computer. The computer transformed my conception of human relations and opened new vistas of psychosocial research. The virtual and the real can best be understood, and their binary nature deconstructed, in the interface between 'online' and 'offline'.
Classification Sociology of Science, Sociology of Technology, Research on Science and Technology
Free Keywords Social Studies; Ethnography; Technology Attitudes; Social Science Research; Sociability; Popular Culture; Technology
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 272-277
Journal Athenea Digital: Revista de Pensamiento e Investigacion Social (2007) 12
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications