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Researching Intimacies and New Media : Methodological Opportunities and Challenges

Harrison, Katherine LU and Christensen-Strynø, Maria Bee (2019) In Qualitative Inquiry 25(3). p.231-236
Abstract

Researching intimacies and new media encompasses a wide variety of intersecting practices and relationships. This special issue presents contributions from researchers who are investigating practices of intimacy mediated either wholly or in part through new media in which a variety of different methodological opportunities and challenges are highlighted and discussed. Existing research has addressed different combinations of new media, intimacy, and methodology, but there remains space for a dedicated focus on the ways in which these areas are interrelated and entangled. The articles in this special issue build up a conversation around this particular intersection from a range of directions, from reflections on specific technological... (More)

Researching intimacies and new media encompasses a wide variety of intersecting practices and relationships. This special issue presents contributions from researchers who are investigating practices of intimacy mediated either wholly or in part through new media in which a variety of different methodological opportunities and challenges are highlighted and discussed. Existing research has addressed different combinations of new media, intimacy, and methodology, but there remains space for a dedicated focus on the ways in which these areas are interrelated and entangled. The articles in this special issue build up a conversation around this particular intersection from a range of directions, from reflections on specific technological devices/apps and their promotion of particular forms of intimacies that may lead to (dis)comfort and (dis)connection, to the intimate—and sometimes risky—investments in research processes and fieldwork, as well as the ethical frameworks and decision-making processes guiding the research.

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intimacy, mediated intimacies, new media, online/internet methodologies
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Qualitative Inquiry
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25
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6 pages
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SAGE Publications
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10.1177/1077800418800756
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  author       = {Harrison, Katherine and Christensen-Strynø, Maria Bee},
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  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {231--236},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications},
  series       = {Qualitative Inquiry},
  title        = {Researching Intimacies and New Media : Methodological Opportunities and Challenges},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077800418800756},
  doi          = {10.1177/1077800418800756},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2019},
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