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2nd Edition

Digital Anthropology
Second Edition

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ISBN 9781350078840
March 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

Using a range of case studies from across the globe, Digital Anthropology: Second Edition explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another within issues as diverse as social media use, virtual worlds, hacking, quantified self, blockchain, digital environmentalism and digital representation. The book challenges the moral universal of the digital by exploring emergent anxieties about the global spread of new technological forms as well as highlighting the productive contribution of the digital to new concepts and practices. In this fully revised edition, Digital Anthropology reveals how the intense scrutinty of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life around the world.Combining the clarity of case studies with engaging style that conveys a passion for new frontiers of enquiry within anthropological study, this will be essential reading for students and scholars interested in theory of anthropology, media and information studies, communication studies and sociology. With a brand new introduction from original editors Heather Horst and Daniel Miller, in conjunction with Hannah Knox and Haidy Geismar, new chapters on hacking, and digitizing environments, amongst others, and fully revised chapters throughout, this will bring the field-defining overview of digital anthropology fully up to date.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction: Digital Anthropology Ten Years OnHaidy Geismar, UCL, UK, Hannah Knox, UCL, UK, Daniel Miller, UCL, UK, Heather Horst, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, AustraliaPart I: Positioning2: Rethinking Digital Anthropology, Tom Boellstorff, University of California Irvine, USA3: Digital Anthropology and Digital Ethnography, Sarah Pink, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia4: Design Anthropology: Working On and For Digital Technologies, Adam Drazin, UCL, UKPart II: Socializing5: Dmart Phones in the Global South, Heather Horst, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia6: Disability in the Digital Age, Faye Ginsburg, New York University, USA7: The Anthropology of Social Media, Daniel Miller, UCL, UKPart III: Politics and Economics8: Digital Politics and Political Engagement, John Postil, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia9: Hacking, Gabriella Coleman, McGill University, Canada10: Blockchain, Bill Maurer, University of California Irvine, USA11: Work in the Digital Economy, Ilana Gershon, Indiana University, USAPart IV: Describing12: The Digital Sensorium, Haidy Geismar, UCL, UK13: Digitising Environments, Hannah Knox, UCL, UK14: Extreme Citizen Science: Digital Anthroplogy in the Pluriverse, Gillian Conquest with Jerome Lewis, UCL, UK15: The Quantified Self, Natasha Dow Schuell, New York University, USABibliography Index

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Haidy Geismar is Professor of Anthropology at UCL, UK.Hannah Knox is Associate Professor of Digital Anthropology and Material Culture at UCL, UK.