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Human no more : digital subjectivities, unhuman subjects, and the end of anthropology / edited by Neil L. Whitehead and Michael Wesch.

Contributor(s): Whitehead, Neil L [editor.] | Wesch, Michael [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : University Press of Colorado, ©2012Description: 1 online resource (viii, 243 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781457117381; 145711738X; 9781607321705; 160732170X; 9781457117404; 1457117401.Subject(s): Anthropology -- Philosophy | Cybernetics -- Philosophy | Online social networks | Computers and civilization | Virtual realityAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Human no more.DDC classification: 303.48/34 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The mutual co-construction of online and onground in cyborganic: making an ethnography of networked social media speak to challenges of the posthuman / Jennifer Cool -- We were always human / Zeynep Tufekci -- Manufacturing and encountering "human" in the age of digital reproduction / Matthew Bernius -- The digital graveyard: online social networking sites as vehicles of remembrance / Jenny Ryan -- Anonymous, anonymity, and the end(s) of identity and groups online: lessons from the "first internet-based superconsciousness" / Michael Wesch and the digital ethnography class of spring 2009 -- Splitting and layering at the interface: mediating Indian diasporas across generations / Radhika Gajjala and Sue Ellen McComas -- Avatar: a posthuman perspective on virtual worlds / Gray Graffam -- Technology, representation, and the "e-thropologist": the shape-shifting field among native Amazonians / Stephanie W. Alemán -- The adventures of Mark and Olly: the pleasures and horrors of anthropology on TV / James Hoesterey -- Invisible Caboclos and vagabond ethnographers: a look at ethnographic engagement in twenty-first century Amazonia / Kent Wisniewski -- Marginal bodies, altered states, and subhumans: (dis)articulations between physical and virtual realities in Centro São Paolo / Michael Heckenberger -- Are we there yet?: the end of anthropology is beyond the human / Neil L. Whitehead.
Summary: Turning an anthropological eye toward cyberspace, Human No More explores 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 asks how 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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The mutual co-construction of online and onground in cyborganic: making an ethnography of networked social media speak to challenges of the posthuman / Jennifer Cool -- We were always human / Zeynep Tufekci -- Manufacturing and encountering "human" in the age of digital reproduction / Matthew Bernius -- The digital graveyard: online social networking sites as vehicles of remembrance / Jenny Ryan -- Anonymous, anonymity, and the end(s) of identity and groups online: lessons from the "first internet-based superconsciousness" / Michael Wesch and the digital ethnography class of spring 2009 -- Splitting and layering at the interface: mediating Indian diasporas across generations / Radhika Gajjala and Sue Ellen McComas -- Avatar: a posthuman perspective on virtual worlds / Gray Graffam -- Technology, representation, and the "e-thropologist": the shape-shifting field among native Amazonians / Stephanie W. Alemán -- The adventures of Mark and Olly: the pleasures and horrors of anthropology on TV / James Hoesterey -- Invisible Caboclos and vagabond ethnographers: a look at ethnographic engagement in twenty-first century Amazonia / Kent Wisniewski -- Marginal bodies, altered states, and subhumans: (dis)articulations between physical and virtual realities in Centro São Paolo / Michael Heckenberger -- Are we there yet?: the end of anthropology is beyond the human / Neil L. Whitehead.

Turning an anthropological eye toward cyberspace, Human No More explores 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 asks how 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.

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