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Techno-Humanity and the Anthropology of the Everyday

[Tekhnochelovechestvo i antropologiia povsednevnosti]

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31857/S086954150002452-7

Type of publication: Research Article

Submitted: 16.03.2018

Accepted: 03.07.2018

About author(s)

Sergey V. Sokolovskiy | http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0112-0739 | sokolovskiserg@mail.ru | Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences (32a Leninsky prospekt, Moscow, 119991, Russia)


cyberhumanity, technosphere, lived body, extension, incorporation, autoethnography


Current anthropology of the everyday lacks attention to technical artifacts and constant involvement of our bodies into, or their interactions with, technosphere. The on-going intensification of this involvement with digital and assistive technologies brings with it the imminent transformation of techno-humanity into cyberhumanity. The article describes the main mechanisms (such as extension and incorporation) that fuse the human body and its technical milieu into autonomous assemblages and hybrid entities. Finally, the author discusses the merits and limitations of autoethnography as a research method for the study of phenomenological or lived body.

Funding Information

This research was supported by the following institutions and grants:
Russian Science Foundation, https://doi.org/10.13039/501100006769 [grant no. 18-18-00082]


Sokolovskiy, S.V. 2018. Tekhnochelovechestvo i antropologiia povsednevnosti [Techno-Humanity and the Anthropology of the Everyday]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 6: 54-65. https://doi.org/10.31857/S086954150002452-7

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