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Blogging in Beirut

An Ethnography of a Digital Media Practice

Unlike previous media-analytic research, Sarah Jurkiewicz's anthropological study understands blogging as a social field and a domain of practice. This approach underlines the significance of blogging in practitioners' daily lives and for their self-understanding. In this context, the notion of publicness enables a consideration of publics not as static 'spheres' that actors merely enter, but as produced and constituted by social practices. The vibrant media landscape of Beirut serves as a selection of samples for an ethnographic exploration of blogging.

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»Jurkiewiczs book, which delves into the dynamics and context of media practices, shows how indeed addressing the online-offline continuum could be beneficial.«
Sarah El-Richani, Global Media Journal, 12 (2018)

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