Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2018

280 Pages | 11 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526134974

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Ethnography for a data-saturated world

First Edition

Edited by Hannah Knox and Dawn Nafus

Published by Manchester University Press

  • This work will be the first book-length treatment of this topic.
  • Its ethnographic attention to data as embedded in social and material practices —how data pools, clots and leaks, how it sits in physical spaces, and how it lends itself to
  • While there are critical works on big data such as Kitchin's Big Data Revolution and Gitelman's Raw Data is an Oxymoron, there are none that also delve into the implications for ethnographic practice. Here we explore those issues by addressing new ways of ethnographically knowing social worlds suffused with data, and by addressing how ethnographic practice can in turn reshape data science practices.

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