The Net as a Foraging Society: Flexible Communities

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dc.contributor.authorKomito, Lee-
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-29T11:05:55Z-
dc.date.available2019-04-29T11:05:55Z-
dc.date.copyright1998 Taylor & Francis Groupen_US
dc.date.issued1998-01-01-
dc.identifier.citationThe Information Societyen_US
dc.identifier.issn0197-2243-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/10195-
dc.description.abstractIn discussions about electronic and virtual communities, community can variously refer to a moral community, a normative community, a community of practice, an intentional community, or a proximate community. The concept of “community” is, itself, deemed unproblematic, and often is used in either a reductivist or ethnocentric manner. An exploration of nonindustrial foraging societies is used to illustrate the wide variation in types and definitions of communities that exists. Social groups in foraging societies exhibit characteristics similar to those observed in technologically mediated social groups, and these similarities illustrate the deficiencies of typological or ideal-type definitions of “community,” as well as the artificial nature of a division between “real” and “electronic” communities. Groups that depend on computer-mediated communication among members can, and should, be examined using the same social science concepts and methods used to examine any other social groups.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Information Society on January 1 1998, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/019722498128908en_US
dc.subjectComputer-mediated communicationen_US
dc.subjectElectronic groupsen_US
dc.subjectEthnographyen_US
dc.subjectVirtual communityen_US
dc.titleThe Net as a Foraging Society: Flexible Communitiesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactotherlee.komito@ucd.ieen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.volume14en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.startpage97en_US
dc.identifier.endpage106en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/019722498128908-
dc.neeo.contributorKomito|Lee|aut|-
dc.date.updated2019-03-02T14:11:00Z-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/en
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