Hanging Out in the Virtual Pub
by Lori Kendall
Publisher: University of California Press 2002
Number of pages: 309
Lori Kendall is one of the first to explore the brave new world of social relations as they have evolved on the Internet. In this highly readable ethnography, she examines how men and women negotiate their gender roles on an online forum she calls BlueSky.
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