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Introduction Information and communications technologies have been a highly persuasive means of imagining our future. Most, if not all, areas of social life have been the site of speculation over the implications which information and communication technologies (ICTs) may have for their transformation, and ICTs are probably the most popular vehicle for the(More)
This paper aims to expand on the currently popular practice of conducting ethnographic studies of individual online fan groups to find other ways of using the Internet ethnographically for television studies. The example of the Antiques Roadshow is used to explore a strategy for ethnographic attention to the diversity of mundane engagements with a(More)
This paper focuses on the way in which people deploy scientific knowledge alongside other resources in everyday interactions. In the UK headlice are common amongst schoolchildren, and treatment is viewed as a parental responsibility. Choice between treatment options lies with individual parents, with official guidance giving no clear steer. In the face of(More)
Research methods which do not require active participation from those being researched have a respectable, if not always prominent, role in the history of social research. The most notable recent discussion of their potential is Lee's (2000) work on unobtrusive methods. Lee builds on Webb et al (1981) and Kellahear (1993) to explore advantages and ethical(More)
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