Sociologia 2.0. Pratiche sociali e metodologie nella ricerca sui media partecipativi

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Sociology 2.0. Social practices and methodologies in participatory media research

Barbara Scifo (Editor), Sara Monaci (Editor)

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Participation, sharing, collaboration: the social and communicative action within the network seems to be dominated by these new cultural imperatives. But how exactly do the productive and discursive practices of the subjects in so-called social media unfold? And above all, how can scholars of social sciences investigate new communicative cultures and use them as research tools for a broader understanding of contemporary social reality? The outcome volume of a comparison of a group of researchers who courageously accepted to meet the challenges posed by the social web to social research proposes to propose some answers to these questions and to raise many questions above all. The convergent culture of the current cross-media ecosystem in which we are now totally immersed is in fact an extraordinary resource for the social researcher - a database of unprecedented vastness, easy and cheap to search for, persistent, generated without the direct solicitation by the researcher, just to mention some of the most appealing properties - but also poses new problems: among many, how to select and sample these data? How to process and analyze them? How to weigh the role of computer design in shaping them? How to treat the alleged naturalness of users' productive and discursive performances? In particular, the reflections proposed by the various contributions - all the results of concrete research experiences - deal with two specific thematic areas: the communication of the Virtual Heritage and research on public and media users 2.0.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Sociology 2.0. Social practices and methodologies in participatory media research
Original languageItalian
PublisherScripta Web
Number of pages317
ISBN (Print)978-88-6381-079-0
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • audience studies
  • cultural heritage
  • media partecipativi
  • metodologia della ricerca sociale
  • patrimonio culturale
  • social media
  • users studies
  • virtual heritage
  • web 2.0

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