Re: New Message.

J S Carlarne (J.S.Carlarne@DURHAM.AC.UK)
Mon, 8 May 1995 09:36:55 +0100

I have some info that might be of use to you. I have been unable to
post to your e-mail address. Do you have another?

I look forward to speaking with you.



On Fri, 5 May 1995, Peter Claus wrote:

> Date: May 4, 1995
> Anthropology List
> Dear Members
> I am thinking of teaching a course around the idea of "Anthropology on the Inter
> net." What I
> had in mind (at this early stage) is a sort of 'field course' on 'virtual commun
> ities'.
> The Internet computer network contains many "virtual communities" representative
> of various
> international multicultural interest groups. The course would apply anthropolog
> ical fieldwork
> techniques to study issues of transnational cultural identity, communication, ex
> pression,
> representation and the concerns of geographically dispersed communities.
> I had in mind discourse analysis as a preliminary analytic/interpretive approach
> . The idea is
> to listen to the issues, concerns and interests of a community and to generate t
> he parameters
> of further study from the group's own communication network. At a later stage st
> udents can
> interact (with permission, of course, with the members of the list.
> Has anyone else done anything like this? I would welcome any suggestions, comme
> nts, ideas,
> etc.
> Although our quarter system does not leave a lot of time for exploration during
> the course, I
> would be interested in providing students with Internet sources for anthropolog
> ical materials
> [eg. Native News], ideas, further areas of study, etc. Again, I would welcome a
> nyone's ideas
> and suggestions along these lines, too.
> Peter J. Claus
> fax: 510-727-2276
> Phone: 510-704-9636