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Article: Contemporary Comparative Anthropology – The Why We Post Project

TitleContemporary Comparative Anthropology – The Why We Post Project
Authors
KeywordsComparative anthropology
Theory
Social media
Dissemination
Digital anthropology
Issue Date2019
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00141844.asp
Citation
Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, 2019, v. 84 n. 2, p. 283-300 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper confronts the disparity between a tradition that has defined anthropology as a comparative discipline and the practices which increasingly embrace cultural relativism and the uniqueness of each fieldsite. It suggests that it is possible to resolve this dilemma, through creating a vertical structure that complements the horizontal task of comparison across fieldsites. This vertical structure is composed of different methods of dissemination which make explicit a series of steps from a baseline of popular dissemination which stresses the uniqueness of individuals, through books and journal articles with increasing degrees of generalisation and comparison. Following this structure leads us up through analysis to the creation and employment of theory. This allows us to make comparisons and generalisations without sacrificing our assertion of specificity and uniqueness. We illustrate this argument though a recent nine-field site comparison of the use and consequences of social media in a project called ‘Why We Post.’
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/251481
ISSN
2019 Impact Factor: 1.681
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.912
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dc.contributor.authorMiller, D-
dc.contributor.authorCosta, E-
dc.contributor.authorHaapio-Kirk, L-
dc.contributor.authorHaynes, N-
dc.contributor.authorSinanan, J-
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, T-
dc.contributor.authorNicolescu, R-
dc.contributor.authorSpyer, J-
dc.contributor.authorVenkatraman, S-
dc.contributor.authorWang, X-
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-01T03:39:55Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-01T03:39:55Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationEthnos: Journal of Anthropology, 2019, v. 84 n. 2, p. 283-300-
dc.identifier.issn0014-1844-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/251481-
dc.description.abstractThis paper confronts the disparity between a tradition that has defined anthropology as a comparative discipline and the practices which increasingly embrace cultural relativism and the uniqueness of each fieldsite. It suggests that it is possible to resolve this dilemma, through creating a vertical structure that complements the horizontal task of comparison across fieldsites. This vertical structure is composed of different methods of dissemination which make explicit a series of steps from a baseline of popular dissemination which stresses the uniqueness of individuals, through books and journal articles with increasing degrees of generalisation and comparison. Following this structure leads us up through analysis to the creation and employment of theory. This allows us to make comparisons and generalisations without sacrificing our assertion of specificity and uniqueness. We illustrate this argument though a recent nine-field site comparison of the use and consequences of social media in a project called ‘Why We Post.’-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00141844.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofEthnos: Journal of Anthropology-
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology on 08 Nov 2017, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00141844.2017.1397044-
dc.subjectComparative anthropology-
dc.subjectTheory-
dc.subjectSocial media-
dc.subjectDissemination-
dc.subjectDigital anthropology-
dc.titleContemporary Comparative Anthropology – The Why We Post Project-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailMcDonald, T: mcdonald@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityMcDonald, T=rp02060-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00141844.2017.1397044-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85033687080-
dc.identifier.hkuros284338-
dc.identifier.volume84-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage283-
dc.identifier.epage300-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000458882600006-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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