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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 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Human No More
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1: The Mutual Co-Construction of Online and Onground in Cyborganic: Making an Ethnography of Networked Social Media Speak to Challenges of the Posthuman
  2. pp. 11-32
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  1. 2: We Were Always Human
  2. pp. 33-47
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  1. 3: Manufacturing and Encountering “Human” in the Age of Digital Reproduction
  2. pp. 49-70
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  1. 4: The Digital Graveyard: Online Social Networking Sites as Vehicles of Remembrance
  2. pp. 71-87
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  1. 5: Anonymous, Anonymity, and the End(s) of Identity and Groups Online: Lessons from the “First Internet-Based Superconsciousness"
  2. pp. 89-104
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  1. 6: Splitting and Layering at the Interface: Mediating Indian Diasporas across Generations
  2. pp. 105-130
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  1. 7: Avatar: A Posthuman Perspective on Virtual Worlds
  2. pp. 131-146
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  1. 8: Technology, Representation, and the “E-thropologist”: The Shape-Shifting Field among Native Amazonians
  2. pp. 147-156
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  1. 9: The Adventures of Mark and Olly: The Pleasures and Horrors of Anthropology on TV
  2. pp. 157-176
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  1. 10: Invisible Caboclos and Vagabond Ethnographers: A Look at Ethnographic Engagement in Twenty-First-Century Amazonia
  2. pp. 177-198
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  1. 11: Marginal Bodies, Altered States, and Subhumans: (Dis)Articulations between Physical and Virtual Realities in Centro, São Paulo
  2. pp. 199-216
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  1. 12: Are We There Yet?: The End of Anthropology Is Beyond the Human
  2. pp. 217-230
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 231-234
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 235-236
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 237-243
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781607321705
Print ISBN
9781607321699
MARC Record
OCLC
811615369
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2012-10-01
Language
English
Open Access
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