Cyborgs in Cyberspace: Contemporary Research in Cyber- and Digital Anthropology
[Kiborgi v kiberprostranstve: sovremennye issledovaniia v oblasti kiber- i tsifrovoi antropologii]
Type of publication: Research Article
digital culture, cyberculture, netnography, digital humanities, digital activism, immersive technologies, augmented reality
The article introduces the special theme of the issue on the “Anthropology of Cyberspace and Digital Technologies” and reviews the publications in various subfields and research areas in cyber- and/or digital anthropology of the last quarter of a century. They are subdivided into several broad categories, including methodology of digital ethnography, anthropological study of digital technologies and their influence on culture, language and society, and the research on digital professions, subcultures and identities. The article identifies key authors and publications in these fields, thus providing a guide for scholars who are planning research in one of the areas covered. Finally, it briefly assesses the current development of digital anthropology in Russia and mentions journals and centers that specialize in digital studies. The thematic collection includes contributions by Sokolovskiy S.V., Zemnukhova L.V., Kasatkina A.K., Poretskova A.A. and Slavgorodskii-Kazanets T.V., Sokolova E.K. and Shevchenko S.Yu., Kozhevnikova М. and Karpova S.V.
Funding InformationThis research was supported by the following institutions and grants: Russian Foundation for Basic Research, https://doi.org/10.13039/501100002261 [19-19-50045]
Sokolovskiy, S.V. 2020. Cyborgs in Cyberspace: Contemporary Research in Cyber- and Digital Anthropology [Kiborgi v kiberprostranstve: sovremennye issledovaniia v oblasti kiber- i tsifrovoi antropologii]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 1: 5–22. https://doi.org/10.31857/S086954150008752-7
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