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The Resource Digital anthropology, edited by Heather A. Horst and Daniel Miller

Digital anthropology, edited by Heather A. Horst and Daniel Miller

Label
Digital anthropology
Title
Digital anthropology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Heather A. Horst and Daniel Miller
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.A56
LC item number
D54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Horst, Heather A
  • Miller, Daniel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media and anthropology
  • Digital media
  • Digital communications
  • Communication in anthropology
  • Mass media and culture
  • Informationsgesellschaft
  • Informationstechnik
  • Digitale Daten
  • Anthropologie
  • Communication in anthropology
  • Digital communications
  • Digital media
  • Mass media and anthropology
  • Mass media and culture
Label
Digital anthropology, edited by Heather A. Horst and Daniel Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
764357614
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 316 p.
Isbn
9780857852915
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)764357614
Label
Digital anthropology, edited by Heather A. Horst and Daniel Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
764357614
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 316 p.
Isbn
9780857852915
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)764357614

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