- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: Berg Publishers (1 Oct. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0857852906
- ISBN-13: 978-0857852908
- Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.8 x 23.5 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A sociocultural anthropologist by training, Heather's research focuses upon new media, material culture, and transnational migration. She is the co-author of The Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communication (Horst and Miller, Berg, 2006), Living and Learning with Digital Media: Findings from the Digital Youth Project (Ito, Horst, et al., 2009, MIT Press), and Hanging Out, Messing Around and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with Digital Media (Ito, et al. 2010, MIT Press). Her most recent book, to be released in October 2012, is an edited volume with Daniel Miller entitled Digital Anthropology. Heather's research has been published in a range of journals, including Social Anthropology, Current Anthropology, Journal of Material Culture, Global Networks, Identities, International Journal of Communication and the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies. She has been a guest editor for special issues of the International Journal of Communication, Journal of Material Culture, International Journal of Cultural Studies, New Media and Society and Home Cultures.
Prior to joining RMIT, Heather held research positions at the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub based at the UC Humanities Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine, the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley, the Annenberg Center for Communication at the University of Southern California, the School of Social Sciences at University of the West Indies, Mona and the Department of Anthropology at University College London. She obtained her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of London, an MA in Anthropology from University of California, Santa Barbara and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Heather A. Horst
Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow
School of Media and Communication
Design Research Institute
RMIT University, Building 9.4.39
Melbourne, VIC 3001
Phone: +(61) (3) 9925 3988
'Researchers and teachers alike have long been waiting for this invaluable guide to the tricky terrain of digital anthropology. Demonstrating what anthropology brings to the study of the digital and vice versa, Horst and Miller's book provides a firm launching-off point for new investigations of the remediations, remodulations, and reconfigurations associated with digital media and technology.' --Paul Dourish, Professor of Informatics, University of California, Irvine
'This remarkable volume provides a provocative survey of an emergent territory we are all coming to inhabit. Broad in coverage yet acutely attentive to the particulars, offering multiple perspectives yet elegantly integrative, and epistemologically bracing while deeply anthropological, this is a work of lasting value for experts and non-experts alike.' --Don Brenneis, University of California, Santa Cruz
'Digital Anthropology is a beautifully curated book that reveals the importance of anthropological insight for understanding different aspects of networked society, from the spectacular to the mundane. In this formative book, Horst and Miller call attention to the ways in which digital technologies make visible our humanity.' --Danah Boyd, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research
About the Author
Heather A. Horst is a Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Australia.
Daniel Miller is Professor of Material Culture at the Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK
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