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Tania Lewis, Daniel Miller and Jolynna Sinanan. 2011 – 2013


This joint project between the Anthropology department of University College London and the School of Media and Communication at RMIT aimed to provide the first in-depth, systematic research on webcam to understand the extent of its use in transnational and other relationships (parent-child, grandparents-grandchildren, siblings, cousins and extended family, long distance relationships, business and commercial). Jolynna Sinanan carried out ethnographic-based fieldwork in Trinidad under the supervision of Professor Daniel Miller (who has previously written several books on digital media and material culture in Trinidad) and Associate Professor Tania Lewis. The study has since become the basis of the volume Webcam by Daniel Miller and Jolynna Sinanan (2014, Polity).

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