Ethnobase is a web resource for ethnographic approaches to studying Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The site is based at the London School of Economics, Department of Sociology, and aims to network the growing ranks of ICT ethnographers, increasing communication and awareness of our work.

The site includes:

  • A searchable database of researchers and research projects
  • A searchable bibliography
  • Facilities for announcements
  • Links to web resources

Your contributions to this site are greatly appreciated. If you would like to make an electronic publication available on this site or want to suggest additions to the list of researchers or publications please e-mail us. You can post announcements directly from the announcements| page.

In order to develop this network, we have used broad and inclusive definitions of both ethnography ('classic' ethnographies; in-depth, multi-method qualitative approaches; 'online' as well as 'offline' studies with some element of participant observation) and ICTs (internet, mobile communications, computing, radio&TV). And of course all disciplines and multi-disciplinary researchers are welcome.

If you have any queries about this site, please don't hesitate to contact Don Slater or Jenna Burrell.