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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

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Mobilizing the Paralyzed Online

Priscilla Song.

in Biomedical Odysseys

May 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10371 words.

This chapter traces the spatial and temporal dynamics of CareCure—an online discussion forum devoted to research and treatment for spinal cord injury (SCI). Created from a U.S....

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Click and Spin

Dominic Boyer.

in The Life Informatic

April 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 18754 words.

This chapter explores, T-Online, an online news portal that does little of its own reporting but specializes in recrafting and recirculating news agency content. It investigates new modes...

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Cyberanatomies of Hope

Priscilla Song.

in Biomedical Odysseys

May 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9809 words.

This chapter explores how the embodied dynamics of illness and chronicity shape online modes of health-seeking by comparing the experiences of people living with spinal cord injuries (SCIs)...

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Introduction

Priscilla Song.

in Biomedical Odysseys

May 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 8363 words.

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book is an ethnographic account of biomedical odysseys of people who have entrusted their bodies to Chinese...

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i-Witnessing

Priscilla Song.

in Biomedical Odysseys

May 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 7111 words.

As Dr. Huang and the New Century staff members were busy devising new methods to document the effects of their experimental human olfactory ensheathing glial cell transplantation surgery,...

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Planet Paralyzed

Priscilla Song.

in Biomedical Odysseys

May 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 666 words.

A THREAD EXCERPT FROM CARECURE, an online discussion forum devoted to spinal cord injury:

MORGAN:

Yo, like I dont want to kill nobody’s enthusiasm, but all you people’s putting in...

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Epilogue

Geoffrey White.

in At Home and in the Field

April 2015; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 1532 words.

This concluding chapter reviews the issues taken up in this volume, exploring the varied dimensions of fieldwork and the variety of geopolitical fictions that have long facilitated dialogue...

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Digitalizing the Wantok System in West Papua

James Stiefvater.

in At Home and in the Field

April 2015; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 2509 words.

This chapter takes place in the grounds of West Papuan refugee camps in Papua New Guinea and online in their transnational virtual communities. It asserts that digital technology,...

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On the Cutting Edge

Priscilla Song.

in Biomedical Odysseys

May 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 3821 words.

This epilogue reflects on the ways in which the biomedical odysseys documented in the book open up important questions about the contours of experimentality and the proliferating hopes...

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Where the Virtual Becomes Visceral

Priscilla Song.

in Biomedical Odysseys

May 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 11632 words.

This chapter follows the journey of people living with paralysis and neurodegenerative conditions as they undergo fetal cell transplantation in China. It provides ethnographic insight on...

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Amenable and Fixable Subjects

Christo Sims.

in Disruptive Fixation

March 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 12491 words.

This chapter examines how reformers imagined subjects that would be amenable to and fixable with their intervention in comparison with the ways that students negotiated identification and...

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The Life Informatic

Dominic Boyer.

April 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 240 pages.

News journalism is in the midst of radical transformation brought about by the spread of digital information and communication technology and the rise of neoliberalism. What does it look...

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Biomedical Odysseys

Priscilla Song.

May 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 320 pages.

Thousands of people from more than eighty countries have traveled to China since 2001 to undergo fetal cell transplantation. Galvanized by the potential of stem and fetal cells to...

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Analysis: Synthesis

Sophia Roosth.

in Synthetic

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5821 words.

“Analysis: Synthesis” first surveys the current landscape of American synthetic biology: its research centers, funding sources, commercial applications, and notable projects. The chapter...

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Anthropology and Design

Todd E. Nicewonger.

in Anthropology

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9994 words.

While anthropological studies of design expertise are not new, recent publications, conferences, and online forums have helped coin what is commonly referred to as design anthropology or...

Anthropology

Edited by John L. Jackson.

P ublished online January 2012 .

Research Guide. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research...

Digital Anthropology

Tom Boellstorff.

in Anthropology

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 14006 words.

Digital anthropology is an emerging field focused on the Internet-related transformations that make possible a whole array of new social phenomena (including, notably, Oxford Bibliographies...

Anthropology of the Senses

Kelvin E.Y. Low.

in Anthropology

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 4150 words.

Established over the past several decades, scholarship on anthropology of the senses has built upon cognate and extant domains of anthropological inquiry including phenomenology, the body...

Virtual Ethnography

Bianca Williams.

in Anthropology

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9060 words.

In the early 1990s, there was a small group of anthropologists calling for the discipline to take seriously the impact of mass media on cultural beliefs and practices and to see the...

Media Anthropology

Rebecca Pardo, Elizabeth ErkenBrack and John L. Jackson.

in Anthropology

P ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 11422 words.

Although anthropologists have long addressed topics related to media and communications technologies, some have argued that a truly institutionalized commitment to the anthropology of media...