Of embodiment and ether: Masculinities and negotiating an understanding of complex communities Book Chapter

cited authors

  • Burns, J

fiu authors


  • This chapter is an autoethnographic account of a scholar's journey toward understanding his experience of the complexity of community, both physical and virtual, and how he began to understand, in relationship with others, the interplay between the two. Related to the centrality of relationships and community in physical and virtual spaces, this work explores how young men use technology and social media, particularly Facebook, texting, and video games, to establish, maintain, and strengthen in-person relationships and community ties. It also provides a narrative of researching and reflecting on research and reveals how digital technology can play a significant role in reaching out to and connecting with others.

publication date

  • November 30, 2013

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 376

end page

  • 394