OK, Iâ€™ve decided to announce when I am adding links to my Blogroll. I decided early on just to include links to blogs and websites relevant to my research, anthropology and internet research in general, but recently Iâ€™ve been wondering about that, as it means Iâ€™m not doing what most bloggers do, â€˜spreading the link loveâ€™ â€“ i.e. exchanging reciprocal links. The thing is, I donâ€™t want to link to some and not to others, and seeing as I look at a whole range of blogs â€“ not just those I would read regularly â€“ I donâ€™t know which to choose to link to or notâ€¦ On the other hand, Iâ€™m feeling guilty about not linking back to those who have linked to meâ€¦
I havenâ€™t made up my mind on that one yet, but what Iâ€™d like to do is set up a link list of all the blogs I have collated in my database (about 250 so far), but for that Iâ€™d need some automated process linking a static page to a database, which I donâ€™t know how to doâ€¦
Anyway, here are the recent links:
Susan C. Herring's Publications
Susan Herring has done lots of pioneering research into blogs, and I came across this page recently. It has a list of all her work, and most of them are available for download â€“ even some scanned book chapters.
A â€œNigerian PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropologyâ€ Nigerian (I think) anthropologist, doing research on second hand clothing trade networks between Benin and Nigeria; I think we could have some interests in common, seeing as weâ€™re looking at economic/market issues.
Cicilie among the Parisians
â€œA blog from Cicilie Fagerlid's fieldwork research on poetry, anger and cosmopolitanism in Parisâ€ â€“ urban anthropology I guess, she is a Norwegian anthropologist.
Blog Analysis Toolkit
I have yet to test this properly, but it comes from the same people who developed the handy online Coding Analysis Toolkit - an online, free, application to do content analysis coding. It can work with Atlas.ti files, or you can do your own coding from raw data.