digital anthropology

Miller (2018) "Digital Anthropology"

1. "[...] populations and worlds that are largely the result of digital technologies."

2. "[...]use and consequences of digital technologies on diverse populations around the world.

3. "[...] the

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Madianou (2015) "Polymedia and Ethnography: Understanding the Social in Social Media"

"In this essay I argue that social media need to be understood as part of complex environments of communicative opportunities which I conceptualize as polymedia. This approach shifts our attention from social media as discrete platforms to the ways users navigate environments of affordances in...Read more

LSE Digital Ethnography Collective Reading List

Collective Reading List on the topic of Digital EthnographyRead more

Digital Ethnography. References list

References list on the topic of (digital) ethnography. Seminars@Unibas + Unifr 2017 by David BozziniRead more

Airoldi (2018) Ethnography and the digital fields of social media

"Qualitative researchers struggle to study the transient fields of social network sites like Twitter through conventional ethnographic approaches. This paper suggests that, in order to step further, we should distinguish between the relatively stable ‘contextual’ fields of bounded online...Read more

Coleman (2010) "Ethnographic Approaches to Digital Media"

"This review surveys and divides the ethnographic corpus on digital media into three broad but overlapping categories: the cultural politics of digital media, the vernacular cultures of digital media, and the prosaics of digital media. [...]"

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Garcia et al. (2009) Ethnographic Approaches to the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication

"[I]n the online environment direct interaction with participants is replaced by computer-screen data that are largely textual, but may include combinations of textual, visual, aural, and kinetic components. We show how the online environment requires adjustments in how ethnographers define the...Read more

Hine (2004) "Social Research Methods and the Internet: A Thematic Review"

Collection of articles related to Social Research Methods and accompanied by a critical introduction/review by Christine HineRead more

Friedman (2005) "Armchair Anthropology in the Cyber Age?"

"I think the web is going to change anthropology in another way. I predict that we will slowly see the return of the “armchair anthropologists” Malinowski so famously dethroned."Read more

Boyd (2014) "It's complicated: The social lives of networked teens"

danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying.Read more

Miller, Horst (2012) "The Digital and the Human: A prospectus for Digital Anthropology"

This introduction will propose six basic principles as the foundation for a new subdiscipline: digital anthropology.

  1. The digital itself intensifies the dialectical nature of culture
  2. Humanity is not one iota more mediated by the rise of the digital
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Locatelli (2017) "Images of Breastfeeding on Instagram: Self-Representaion, Publicness, and Privacy Management"

[...] Instagram appears, then, as a platform where personal choices and beliefs can flow into public discourse and a place for investigating how public discourses and social and cultural issues (such as breastfeeding promotion and representation) shape the way that breastfeeding is lived...Read more

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