Why popular anthropology?
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:43:45 +0000
The core mission of anthropology is the understanding of human behaviour in a world full of cultural and historical diversity. The anthropological commitment to this immense plurality of human and social experiences constitutes a great appreciation and valorisation of diversity. Yet, different cultures, identities and behaviours are organised around hierarchies, and the institutions that […]Read more...
Field site profiles
This is an ambitious anthropological research project, and one that aims to be truly comparative in the sense of nine simultaneous ethnographies taking place in eight different countries around the world in order to grasp the implications of social networking sites and social media for mankind.
|Field site||Lead researcher|
|China (North)||Tom McDonald|
|China (South)||Xinyuan Wang|
|United Kingdom||Daniel Miller|
World map image adapted from Wikimedia Commons.
Grant number: ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 SocNet
Project title: Social Network Sites and Social Science