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Producción de compromiso y sentido de realidad en los entornos virtuales : un análisis etnográfico

The production of commitment and the sense of reality in virtual space: an ethnographic analysis
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Gálvez Mozo, Ana

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Abstract There is significant literature in the social sciences about the Internet. A lot of it is dedicated to understanding interaction in virtual spaces like forums, chats, etc. Such analyses represent two different approaches. In the first approach, authors are concerned to clarify the limitations that virtual spaces put on interactional phenomena. In these cases the object of study is always face-to-face interaction. The second approach is to treat virtual spaces as a new field of interaction, an independent dimension for interaction phenomena. Our work runs follows this latter approach & offers a critique against the first position. The analysis uses part of the results obtained in a virtual ethnography. We report an examination of the development of interactive sequences in a specific virtual space: a forum of Estudis d'Humanitats i Filologia in Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (a virtual university).
Keywords Internet
Classification Sociology of Communication, Sociology of Language, Sociolinguistics; Interactive, electronic Media
Free Keywords Virtual Reality; Social Interaction; Computer Mediated Communication; Ethnography
Document language Spanish
Publication Year 2004
Page/Pages p. 35-56
Journal Athenea Digital: Revista de Pensamiento e Investigacion Social (2004) 5
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications