1. University of Virginia
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Courses

ANTH 2559-001: Internet Is Another Country
3.00
Principles of Social Analysis Area Requirement

We explore the Internet as a mode of exchange and communication that has produced a series of social institutions in the economic, political, and cultural spheres in the context of globalization. Using anthropological literature as our guide, we will describe and analyze emerging s ocial and cognitive formations associated with Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, and other Internet zones. Students will create an online ethnography of the web.