Introduction: Configuring anthropology

Fischer, Michael D. (2006) Introduction: Configuring anthropology. Social Science Computer Review, 24 (1). pp. 3-14. ISSN 0894-4393 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The authors present examples of how anthropologists are presently using computers to advance ethnographic research in new directions while building on what has come before. All the methods, protocols, and tools created by the authors are free, open source, and available on the Internet. The contributions are the authors' attempts to address greater complexity through greater control over the data and structures within which anthropologists work. These methods are suitable to a large number of problems, basic and applied, across the range of anthropology from its humanities axis to its science axis. Anthropology is what anthropologists make of it, and each author is attempting to make a little bit more of anthropology and to configure anthropology for addressing old problems in new ways and positioning anthropology to address new problems and new opportunities to influence others through anthropology.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: ISI Document Delivery No.: 003XP Times Cited: 1 Cited Reference Count: 18
Uncontrolled keywords: kinship agent-based modeling high fidelity ethnographic research mathematical anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Visual and Computational Anthropology
Depositing User: C.G.W.G. van-de-Benderskum
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2008 13:58
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 13:39
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