Focus on Connections
The proposed sub-projects have been designed in such a way that they are comparative and complementary. They have a common methodology and cover the historical development of communication innovations which make it possible to compare between various types of relations between duress and ICT penetration. The findings will all engage with different levels of analysis, ranging from
- individual ‘decision making’,
- ‘community (re)building and consolidation’, and
- collective action in order to understand changes in the new social and political ordering of the social fabric under duress.
The focus on connections will make the studies multi-sited, following people in their geographical and communication itineraries. The basic methodology is historical-ethnography, including field observation and participation, interviews, life histories, film and visuals.