Re: a request from a literature (sci-fi) colleague

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Mon, 15 May 1995 19:44:52 -0400

Eric, right you are, but how do you personally feel about these different
approaches? Ruby Rohrlich

On Mon, 15 May 1995, ERIC SILVERMAN wrote:

> From: TIGER::ICRONAY 23-APR-1995 17:51:56.07
> CC:
> Subj: for anthro
> As a literary scholar working on the relationship between anthropologi-
> cal/ethnographic/travel writing on the one hand, and adventure and
> science fiction on the other, I am searching for texts that discuss the
> influence of high-speed communications and simulations technologies
> on anthropological and ethnographic work. I'm particularly interested
> in two aspects of this influence: a) the way the object of study has
> been changed (e.g., the extension of communications space leading to
> the collapse and implosion of archaic cultures; the development of
> high tech subcultures and geographies as legitimate objects of study);
> and b) the way the methods and methodologies have changed (e.g.,
> have huge databases, computational programs, e-mail., hypertext,
> and other technological innovations led to different approaches to
> the objects of study, and/or different kinds of self-reflection about the
> work of anthro/ethnography.