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ANT 3930 Digital Cultures and Communities

Dr. A. Johnson

How are digital technologies reshaping social worlds? Does constant communication change our experience of community? How does social media affect our sense of self? This course explores “the digital” in cross-cultural context, using the tools of anthropology to chart the range of impacts information technologies are having around the world. Students will build on these insights to reflect on the complex role these technologies play in their own lives. Topics considered include: identity, intimacy, embodiment, labor, value, and politics. No prerequisites.