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Digital anthropology

Author: Heather A Horst; Daniel Miller
Publisher: London ; New York : Berg, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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"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.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather A Horst; Daniel Miller
ISBN: 9780857852915 0857852914 9780857852908 0857852906
OCLC Number: 819394703
Description: x, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Section A: Introduction. The Digital and The Human / Daniel Miller and Heather A. Horst. --
Section B: Positioning Digital Anthropology. Rethinking 'Digital' Anthropology / Tom Boellstorff ; New Media Technologies in Everyday Life / Heather A. Horst ; Geomedia: the Reassertion of Space Within Digital Culture / Lane DeNicola. --
Section C: Socialising Digital Anthropology. Disability in the Digital Age / Faye Ginsburg ; Approaches to Personal Communication / Stefana Broadbent ; Social Networking Sites / Daniel Miller. --
Section D: Politicising Digital Anthropology. Digital Politics and Political Engagement / John Postill ; Free Software and the Politics of Sharing / Jelena Karanovic ; Diverse Digital Worlds / Bart Barendregt ; Digital Engagement: Voice and Participation in Development / Jo Tacchi. --
Section E: Designing Digital Anthropology. Digital Anthropology in Design Anthropology / Adam Drazin ; Museum Digital =? / Haidy Geismar ; Digital Gaming, Game Design, and its Precursors / Thomas Malaby.
Responsibility: edited by Heather A. Horst and Daniel Miller.
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An important and, at times, provocative collection on the world of digital anthropology. The book is a must read for anyone trying to come to grips with one of anthropology's newer sub-disciplines in Read more...

 
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