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Anthropological Data in the Digital Age

New Possibilities – New Challenges

Editors: Crowder, J., Fortun, M., Besara, R., Poirier, L. (Eds.)

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  • 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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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. 

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Crowder, Jerome W. (et al.)

  • Understanding Data Management Planning and Sharing: Perspectives for the Social Scientist

    Pages 13-30

    Reilly, Michele (et al.)

  • Building Socio-technical Systems to Support Data Management and Digital Scholarship in the Social Sciences

    Pages 31-57

    Smith, Plato L., II (et al.)

  • Digital Workflow in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Data Ethnography

    Pages 59-83

    Antonijević, Smiljana

  • Archaeological Data in the Cloud: Collaboration and Accessibility with the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS)

    Pages 85-107

    Bates, Lynsey A. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24925-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24924-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anthropological Data in the Digital Age
Book Subtitle
New Possibilities – New Challenges
Editors
  • Jerome Crowder
  • Mike Fortun
  • Rachel Besara
  • Lindsay Poirier
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24925-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24925-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24924-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 270
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
Topics