Talk:Cyborg anthropology

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Changed Networked based analysis to Actor-Network Theory since this section only discusses this, and it is also ungrammatical. Changed subjectivies and agencies to subjectivity and agency. Qualified anthropology to social and cultural anthropology. Applied NPOV to rather laudatory and undemonstrated account of ANT value in analysis of material in Cyborg Anthropology.

History -- added 1985 as modifier for Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto to situate with 1993 event

Edited slightly the Cybernetics section to reflect cybernetics focus on all organisms not just 'man'

Methodology -- Qualified STS into the two areas that share the acronym (rather confusingly). The section seems to conflate the two, as the Systems Theory STS tends to be Science and Technology Studies, but the Science, Technology and Society version is more the focus of the section. It could be unqualified but neither should be excluded.

Broadened digital anthropology section as the definition was far too narrow. These remain well differentiated.

Changed in the comparison between sociology and anthropology the mention of literary theory ... this is a relatively small and declining approach, substituting participation which is a hallmark of ethnography. Will check and evaluate the later assertion that most of the Central Thinkers of Cyborg Anthropology utilise literary theory. This is probable given their dependence on Haraway and to an extent Latour.

Diachronic analysis -- qualified anthropology to social and cultural given the focus on ethnographies. Don't like the synchronic sense communicated, but will consider before changing. THere are many layers of ethnography at a regional level for most areas of the world, and temporal comparators are core to how ethnographies are used in the analytic literature. Indeed Evans Pritchard warned that anthropology would have to choose between being history or being nothing. Ethnographies are the units of analysis, not the analysis and though these often contain implict and explicit analytic accounts, their utility is in how well others can utilised them as data in a comparative sense.

Will try to come back to putting in more verification.

~~Michael Fischer~~ (talk) 08:29, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

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For anyone that wants it, or for me when I come back when I have more time: [1].--v/r - TP 20:42, 5 December 2012 (UTC)