Practice: Anthropology - Currently no debate
The study of ‘mankind’ or ‘humanity’.
Focuses on the material bases of society
The study by Western investigators of small-scale, ‘simple’, non-industrial cultures and societies, developed in the 19th century as an offshoot of imperial expansion.
The exploration of the impact of digital technologies on cultures and the constraints of cultures on the development of digital technologies. An example of a group performing digital ethnography can be found at Mediated Cultures: http://mediatedcultures.net/about.htm
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