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the virtual second generation


On the negotiation of ethnicity on the internet
"The internet - the new global media, linking people transnationally, providing a public for the marginalised, fostering democracy - versus the internet - virtual irreality, detached from the real world, space for escape, leading to social isolation. From these extreme views research has moved to ethnographic analyses of what actually happens online. Especially young people around the world have adopted the internet as their medium, creating their own virtual spaces. The research project The virtual second generation analyses how, why and with what consequences second generation Indians in Germany do this. ..." [read more]

Most of the publications are in german, but Goel' s "Fatima and theinder.net - A refuge in virtual space", that has been published in: Angelika Fitz, Merle Kröger, Alexandra Schneider und Dorothee Wenner, Import Export - Cultural Transfer - India, Germany, Austria, Parhas Verlag, Berlin, 201-207 is online available as .pdf, too.
Goel' s page moreover is a rich resource for student works on online communities and ethnicity on the internet.
Check it out!


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