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Internet and Social Media: Anthropological Aspects
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
2015 (English)In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences / [ed] James D. Wright, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015, 2, 600-605 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Generally defined as a network of networks, the Internet has had a profound impact on the social organization and cultural meaning of modern society. Since it entered the public domain in the early 1990s, the Internet has grown exponentially and is now used by one-third of the world population. Anthropologists have studied the Internet from its early social history, especially in non-Western countries. Over time, this research has evolved into the subdiscipline of digital anthropology, which studies the development and use of digital media in different cultural contexts.

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Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015, 2. 600-605 p.
Keyword [en]
Cyberspace; Digital anthropology; Digital media; Facebook; Globalization; Internet; Network society; Social media; Translocality; Twitter; Virtual; Visual culture; Web 2.0; Wikipedia; YouTube
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Social Anthropology
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Social Anthropology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-122051DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.12204-4ISBN: 978-0-08-097087-5OAI: diva2:862378
Available from: 2015-10-21 Created: 2015-10-21 Last updated: 2015-11-09Bibliographically approved

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