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Human No More Digital Subjectivities, Unhuman Subjects, and the End of Anthropology

ISBN-10: 1607321890
ISBN-13: 9781607321897
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Publication date: 8/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Turning an anthropological eye toward cyberspace,Human No Moreexplores how conditions of the online world shape identity, place, culture, and death within virtual communities.Online worlds have recently thrown into question the traditional anthropological conception of place-based ethnography. They break definitions, blur distinctions, and force us to rethink the notion of the "subject."Human No More askshow digital cultures can be integrated and how the ethnography of both the "unhuman" and the "digital" could lead to possible reconfiguring the notion of the "human." This provocative and groundbreaking work challenges fundamental assumptions about the entire field of anthropology. Cross-disciplinary research from well-respected contributors makes this volume vital to the understanding of contemporary human interaction. It will be of interest not only to anthropologists but also to students and scholars of media, communication, popular culture, identity, and technology.

Michael Wesch is an associate professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University.

Introduction: Human No More
The Mutual Co-Construction of Online and Onground in Cyborganic: Making an Ethnography of Networked Social Media Speak to Challenges of the Posthuman
We Were Always Human
Manufacturing and Encountering "Human" in the Age of Digital Reproduction
The Digital Graveyard: Online Social Networking Sites as Vehicles of Remembrance
Anonymous, Anonymity, and the End(s) of Identity and Groups Online: Lessons from the "First Internet-Based Superconsciousness"
Splitting and Layering at the Interface: Mediating Indian Diasporas across Generations
Avatar: A Posthuman Perspective on Virtual Worlds
Technology, Representation, and the "E-thropologist": The Shape-Shifting Field among Native Amazonians
The Adventures of Mark and Olly: The Pleasures and Horrors of Anthropology on TV
Invisible Caboclos and Vagabond Ethnographers: A Look at Ethnographic Engagement in Twenty-First-Century Amazonia
Marginal Bodies, Altered States, and Subhumans: (Dis)Articulations between Physical and Virtual Realities in Centro, S�o Paulo
Are We There Yet? The End of Anthropology Is Beyond the Human
Afterword
List of Contributors
Index

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