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Anthropological Data in the Digital Age

New Possibilities – New Challenges

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Wide-ranging collection discussing the impact of digital technology and digital data collection on anthropological practice

  • Discusses data such as texts, audio, photography, and film/video from perspectives ranging from the technical to the ethical

  • Sets forth thoughts on the future directions of digital scholarship, particularly in the social sciences

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    • Jerome W. Crowder, Richard B. Freeman
    Pages 1-12
  3. Building Socio-technical Systems to Support Data Management and Digital Scholarship in the Social Sciences

    • Plato L. Smith II, Crystal Felima, Fletcher Durant, David Van Kleeck, Hélène Huet, Laurie N. Taylor
    Pages 31-57
  4. Studying and Mobilizing the Impacts of Anthropological Data in Archives

    • Diana E. Marsh, Ricardo L. Punzalan
    Pages 163-183
  5. The Past Is Prologue: Preserving and Disseminating Archaeological Data Online

    • Edward Schortman, Ellen E. Bell, Jenna Nolt, Patricia Urban
    Pages 185-207
  6. Metadata, Digital Infrastructure, and the Data Ideologies of Cultural Anthropology

    • Lindsay Poirier, Kim Fortun, Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn, Mike Fortun
    Pages 209-237
  7. Interview with Deborah Winslow of the National Science Foundation

    • Jerome W. Crowder, Mike Fortun, Rachel Besara, Lindsay Poirier
    Pages 239-254
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 265-270

About this book

For more than two decades, anthropologists have wrestled with new digital technologies and their impacts on how their data are collected, managed, and ultimately presented. Anthropological Data in the Digital Age compiles a range of academics in anthropology and the information sciences, archivists, and librarians to offer in-depth discussions of the issues raised by digital scholarship. The volume covers the technical aspects of data management—retrieval, metadata, dissemination, presentation, and preservation—while at once engaging with case studies written by cultural anthropologists and archaeologists returning from the field to grapple with the implications of producing data digitally. Concluding with thoughts on the new considerations and ethics of digital data, Anthropological Data in the Digital Age is a multi-faceted meditation on anthropological practice in a technologically mediated world.

Keywords

  • digital data
  • ethnography
  • data preservation
  • data sharing
  • data management
  • digital exhibition
  • digital scholarship

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA

    Jerome W. Crowder

  • Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine, USA

    Mike Fortun

  • Missouri State University, Springfield, USA

    Rachel Besara

  • University of California, Davis, USA

    Lindsay Poirier

About the editors

Jerome W. Crowder is Associate Professor of Preventative Medicine and Community Health and Associate Director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA.

Mike Fortun is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, USA.

Rachel Besara is Associate Dean of Libraries at Missouri State University, USA.

Lindsay Poirier is Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of California, Davis, USA.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Anthropological Data in the Digital Age

  • Book Subtitle: New Possibilities – New Challenges

  • Editors: Jerome W. Crowder, Mike Fortun, Rachel Besara, Lindsay Poirier

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24925-0

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-24924-3

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-24927-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-24925-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIV, 270

  • Number of Illustrations: 19 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Anthropology, Sociological Methods, Media Sociology

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-24925-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)