MED 521 – Cyber Anthropology

The course is re-named as “Digital Anthropology” in 2017

Readings here

2014 Readings here.

2013 Fall Syllabus here. 

All required readings here.

 

MED 521 – 2012 Fall Syllabus

Required (and Supplementary) Texts and Readings:
There might be additional scholarly readings and students will continously be assigned web readings throughout the semester. Most of the readings are digitally available and some will be left at the copy center.

Introduction to New Anthropology
* Fischer, Michael. ?Culture and cultural analysis as experimental
systems? Cultural Anthropology.
Vol. 22. Number 1. Pps. 1-64 2007.

Digital Culture
* Gere, Charlie. Digital Culture. Reaktion Books, 2002
*  Hansen, Mark B. New Philosophy for New Media. The MIT Press. 2006.
* Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture: Where Old Media and New Media Collide. New York: NYU Press, 2006.
* Kelty, Christopher M. Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free. Duke University Press Books. 2008
* Ryan, Johnny.  A History of the Internet and the Digital Future.  Reaktion Books, 2010.
* van Deursen, Alexander, and Jan van Dijk. 2011. Internet skills and the digital divide. new media & society 13, no.
6: 893-911.
* Tapscott, Don, and Anthony D Williams. 2008. Wikinomics: How mass collaboration changes everything. Portfolio Trade.
* Gui, Marco, and Gianluca Argentin. 2011. Digital skills of internet natives: Different forms of digital literacy in a
random sample of northern Italian high school students. New media & society 13, no. 6: 963-980.
* Hayles, N Katherine. 2005. My mother was a computer: digital subjects and literary texts. University of Chicago Press, October 1.
* Wardrip-Fruin, Noah, and Nick Montfort. 2003. The new media reader. Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort. Vol. 1. Mit Press, February 14.
* Benkler, Yochai. 2006. The wealth of networks: How social production transforms markets and freedom. Yale University Press, May 16.

Media Ethnography
* Beaulieu, Anne. “Media Ethnography: Objectivity and the Making of Ethnographies of the Internet.” Social Epistemology 18.2-3 (2004): Fall.

Method
* Hine, Christine. Virtual Methods. Berg Publishers. 2005

Case Studies
* Binark, Mutlu. Günseli Bayraktutan Sütcü, Fatma Buçakçı. “How Turkish Young People Utilize Internet Cafes: The Results Of Ethnographic Research In
Ankara.” Observatorio Journal 8 (2009): 286-310.
* Ito, Mizuko et al. Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media. The MIT Press, 2009.
* Ogan, Christine L. and Kursat Cagiltay. “Confession, revelation and storytelling: patterns of use on a popular Turkish website.”?New Media & Society 8 (Oct 2006): 801 – 823.
* Dreyfuss, Suelette. Underground: Tales of Hacking, Madness, and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier. Mandarin Australia.
* Boellstorff, Tom. Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human. Princeton University Press.
* Hoşgör, Evren A. 2001. The Role of Information and Communication Technologies on Community Organisation: The Case of 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake.
* Anıl Sayan – Boz Baykuşlar
* Katılımın” e-hali.” Gençlerin Sanal Alemi
* Thorsen, Einar. 2008. Journalistic objectivity redefined? Wikinews and the neutral point of view. New Media & Society 10, no. 6: 935-954.
* Meier, Patrick Philippe. 2011. Do ?liberatıon technologies? change the balance of power  between repressıve states and civil society?. Dissertation thesis.

FURTHER READINGS

Introduction to New Anthropology
* Faubion, James D, and George E Marcus. 2009. Fieldwork is Not what it Used to be: Learning Anthropology’s Method in a Time of Transition. Cornell University Press, June 1.

Digital Culture
* Goldsmith, Jack and Tim Wu. Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Media Ethnography
* Ginsberg, Faye D. and Lila Abu-Lughod. Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002.
* Miller, Daniel and Don Slater. The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach. London: Berg Publishers, 2001.
*  Murphy, Patrick and Marwan Kraidy, eds. Global Media Studies: Ethnographic Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge, 2003.
* Couldry, Nick and Anna McCarthy. MediaSpace: Place, Scale and Culture in a Media Age. London and New York: Routledge, 2004.

Method
* Baym, Nancy and Annette Markham. eds. Internet Inquiry: Conversations about Method. Thousand Oaks, London, New Dehli: Sage Publications, 2009.
* Kein, Grant. Global Technography: Ethnography in the Age of Mobility. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2009.
* Lindlof, Thomas and Milton Schatzer. “Media Ethnography in Virtual Space: Strategies Limits, and Possibilities.” Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 42.2 (Spring 2008): 170-189.

Case Studies
*  Christensen, Christian, Miyase Christensen and Daya Thussu. Understanding Media and Culture in Turkey: Structures, Spaces, Voices. New York, London: Routledge, 2010.
* Everett, Anna. Digital Diaspora: A Race for Cyberspace. New York: SUNY Press, 2009.
* Venegas, Cristina. Digital Dilemmas: The State, the Individual, and Digital Media in Cuba. New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, 2010.
* Reagle Jr, Joseph Michael. 2010. Good faith collaboration: The culture of Wikipedia. MIT Press, September 30.

 

Older stuff….

MED 521 – 2011 Fall Syllabus

okumaların çoğu buradan indirilebilir

Bayramdan sonra okunacak makale: 

Beaulieu, Anne. “Media Ethnography: Objectivity and the Making of Ethnographies of the Internet.” Social Epistemology 18.2-3 (2004): Fall.

PAPER konularını da düşünelim aktif olarak;)

 

17 Ekim için okunacak malzeme:

Ryan, Johnny.  A History of the Internet and the Digital Future.  Reaktion Books, 2010.
3. Kısım VE
Dreyfuss’ Chapter 2 (phreakers)
***
Laura arkadaşımız geçen hafta (10 Ekim) sınıfta tartışılan konulardan ilgili şöyle bir link göndermiş:

http://www.simplyzesty.com/social-media/7-examples-of-how-social-media-is-about-to-drastically-change-tv/

3 Ekim için Michael Fischer makalesi okunacaktır;) -30 Eylül 2011

2011 Güz dönemi itibarıyla İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Medya ve İletişim Sistemleri Yüksek Lisans programında yeni bir ders vermeye başlıyorum: Siber Antropoloji.

Böylece nihayet doktora derecemi aldığım antropoloji ile şu an üzerine akademik olarak da en çok kafa yorduğum konuları birleştirebilmiş oluyorum… İlk döneme aşağıdaki okuma listesiyle başlıyorum:

There might be additional scholarly readings and students will continously be assigned web readings throughout the semester. Most of the readings are digitally available and some will be left at the copy center.

 

Introduction to New Anthropology

* Faubion, James D. et al. Fieldwork Is Not What It Used to Be: Learning Anthropology’s Method in a Time of Transition. Cornell Univ Pressi 2009

* Fischer, Michael. ?Culture and cultural analysis as experimental systems? Cultural Anthropology. Vol. 22. Number 1. Pps. 1-64 2007.

Digital Culture

* Gere, Charlie. Digital Culture. Reaktion Books, 2002

* Goldsmith, Jack and Tim Wu. Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

*  Hansen, Mark B. New Philosophy for New Media. The MIT Press. 2006.

* Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture: Where Old Media and New Media Collide. New York: NYU Press, 2006.

* Kelty, Christopher M. Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free. Duke University Press Books. 2008

* Ryan, Johnny.  A History of the Internet and the Digital Future.  Reaktion Books, 2010.

Media Ethnography

* Beaulieu, Anne. “Media Ethnography: Objectivity and the Making of Ethnographies of the Internet.” Social Epistemology 18.2-3 (2004): Fall.

*  Couldry, Nick and Anna McCarthy. MediaSpace: Place, Scale and Culture in a Media Age. London and New York: Routledge, 2004. This has some chapters providing example cyber-studies, anthro approaches..

* Ginsberg, Faye D. and Lila Abu-Lughod. Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002.

* Miller, Daniel and Don Slater. The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach. London: Berg Publishers, 2001.

*  Murphy, Patrick and Marwan Kraidy, eds. Global Media Studies: Ethnographic Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge, 2003.

Method

* Baym, Nancy and Annette Markham. eds. Internet Inquiry: Conversations about Method. Thousand Oaks, London, New Dehli: Sage Publications, 2009.

* Hine, Christine. Virtual Methods. Berg Publishers. 2005

* Kein, Grant. Global Technography: Ethnography in the Age of Mobility. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2009.

* Lindlof, Thomas and Milton Schatzer. “Media Ethnography in Virtual Space: Strategies Limits, and Possibilities.” Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 42.2 (Spring 2008): 170-189.

 

Case Studies

* Binark, Mutlu. Günseli Bayraktutan Sütcü, Fatma Buçakçı. “How Turkish Young People Utilize Internet Cafes: The Results Of Ethnographic Research In Ankara.” Observatorio Journal 8 (2009): 286-310.

*  Christensen, Christian, Miyase Christensen and Daya Thussu. Understanding Media and Culture in Turkey: Structures, Spaces, Voices. New York, London: Routledge, 2010.

* Everett, Anna. Digital Diaspora: A Race for Cyberspace. New York: SUNY Press, 2009.

* Ito, Mizuko et al. Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media. The MIT Press, 2009.

* Ogan, Christine L. and Kursat Cagiltay. “Confession, revelation and storytelling: patterns of use on a popular Turkish website.”?New Media & Society 8 (Oct 2006): 801 – 823.

* Venegas, Cristina. Digital Dilemmas: The State, the Individual, and Digital Media in Cuba. New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, 2010.

* Dreyfuss, Suelette. Underground: Tales of Hacking, Madness, and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier. Mandarin Australia.

* Boellstorff, Tom. Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human.  Princeton University Press.

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