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Conflict Ethnography Goes Online: Chatnography of the Ukrainian Volunteer Battalions
Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Division of Strategy.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0462-6679
2020 (English)In: The Companion to Peace and Conflict Fieldwork / [ed] Roger Mac Ginty, Roddy Brett, Birte Vogel, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, p. 207-221Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter discusses how conflict ethnography—ethnography attuned to the challenges of researching armed conflict—went online in my study of Ukrainian volunteer battalions. This online turn was both unexpected and exciting. While I had never been particularly interested in online research, social media and instant messaging nevertheless appeared to offer unforeseen opportunities for remotely researching a scantly studied conflict. In this chapter, I describe three revelatory moments that marked the rise, fall and plateau of the resulting chatnography, or the interaction through instant messaging apps and social media. Ultimately, I advocate caution when it comes to the use of digital methods in the study of armed conflict: while chatnography may be unavoidable, it can only work as one dimension of a broader ethnographic effort.

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Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. p. 207-221
Keywords [en]
ethnography, online, Ukraine
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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War Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-9438DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-46433-2_14ISBN: 978-3-030-46432-5 (print)ISBN: 978-3-030-46433-2 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-9438DiVA, id: diva2:1468983
Available from: 2020-09-18 Created: 2020-09-18 Last updated: 2022-12-01Bibliographically approved

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