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Title EFieldnotes : the makings of anthropology in the digital world / edited by Roger Sanjek and Susan W. Tratner.
Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]

Series Haney Foundation series.
Haney Foundation series.
Subject Ethnology -- Fieldwork -- Technological innovations.
Anthropology -- Fieldwork -- Technological innovations.
Ethnologists -- Effect of technological innovations on.
Anthropologists -- Effect of technological innovations on.
Ethnology -- Methodology -- Technological innovations.
Anthropology -- Methodology -- Technological innovations.
Computers and civilization -- Research.
Cyberspace -- Social aspects -- Research.
Anthropological archives.
Alt Name Sanjek, Roger, 1944-
Tratner, Susan W.,
Description x, 296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. Transformations and continuities : From Fieldnotes to eFieldnotes / Roger Sanjek -- Digital technologies, virtual communities, electronic fieldwork: the slow social science adapts to high-tech Japan / William W. Kelly -- Changes in fieldnotes practice over the past thirty years in U.S. anthropology / Jean E. Jackson -- Part II. Fieldwork off- and online : The digital divide revisited: local and global manifestations / Mary H. Moran -- Writing eFieldnotes: some ethical considerations / Mieke Schrooten -- Filesharing and (im)mortality : from genealogical records to Facebook / Martin Slama -- Part III. Digitally mediated fieldwork and collegiality : Doing fieldwork, BRB: locating the field on and with emerging media / Jordan Kraemer -- "Through a screen darkly": on remote, collaborative fieldwork in the digital age / Jenna Burrell -- Being in fieldwork: collaboration, digital media, and ethnographic practice / Heather A. Horst -- Part IV. Online fieldwoork and fieldnotes : New York parenting discussion boards: eFieldnotes for new research frontiers / Susan W. Tratner -- When fieldnotes seem to write themselves: ethnography online / Bonnie A. Nardi -- The ethnography of inscriptive speech / Graham M. Jones and Bambi B. Schieffelin -- Part V. Widening complexities and context : Preservation, sharing, and technological challenges of longitudinal research in the digital age / Lisa Cliggett -- Archiving fieldnotes? Placing "anthropological records" among plural digital worlds / Rena Lederman -- Digital engagements: fieldnotes and queries for anthropology prompted by Iraqi Kurdistan in the information age / Diane E. King.
Summary Examines how anthropological fieldwork has been affected by technological shifts in the 25 years since the 1990 publication of Fieldnotes : the making of anthropology, edited by Roger Sanjek, published by Cornell University Press.
"In this volume, sixteen distinguished scholars address the impact of digital technologies on how anthropologists do fieldwork and on what they study. With nearly three billion Internet users and more than four and a half billion mobile phone owners today, and with an ever-growing array of electronic devices and information sources, ethnographers confront a vastly different world from just decades ago, when fieldnotes produced by hand and typewriter were the professional norm. Reflecting on fieldwork experiences both off- and online, the contributors survey changes and continuities since the classic volume Fieldnotes: The Makings of Anthropology, edited by Roger Sanjek, was published in 1990. They also confront ethical issues in online fieldwork, the strictures of institutional review boards affecting contemporary research, new forms of digital data and mediated collaboration, shifting boundaries between home and field, and practical and moral aspects of fieldnote recording, curating, sharing, and archiving. The essays draw upon fieldwork in locales ranging from Japan, Liberia, Germany, India, Jamaica, Zambia, to Iraqi Kurdistan, and with diaspora groups of Brazilians in Belgium and Indonesians of Hadhrami Arab descent. In the United States, fieldwork populations include urban mothers of toddlers and young children, teen tech users, Bitcoin traders, World of Warcraft gamers, online texters and bloggers, and anthropologists themselves. With growing interest in both traditional and digital ethnographic methods, scholars and students in anthropology and sociology, as well as in computer and information sciences, linguistics, social work, communications, media studies, design, management, and policy fields, will find much of value in this engaging and accessibly written volume." -- Publisher's description
ISBN 9780812247787 (alk. paper)
0812247787 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 908448234

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