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Monday, April 14, 2008

How the internet is changing anthropology

Owen Wiltshire, Sharing knowledge: how the internet is fueling change in anthropology, another anthro blog, April 11, 2008.

... This presentation serves as the basis for my main thesis proposal. ...

A brief outline yanked from the powerpoint…

  • Decolonizing anthropology - juicy quotes from Vassos Argyrou, and Max Forte
  • Public Anthropology - juicy quotes from Kerim Friedman, and Kimberly Christen
  • Online Prestige - (Bourdieu, Khazaleh) -> the political economy of publishing in anthropology
  • Three main research areas
  1. The Filtering Knowledge debate - Peer review, social ranking,
  2. The Open Access debate - creative commons, open access journals, licensing and law
  3. Public engagement - the language/content debate.