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ICT LITERACY IN ANTHROPOLOGY

Compiled by Dr. Lesley Farmer, California State University Long Beach

 

GENERAL:

Association of College & Research Libraries. (2008). Guidelines, standards, and frameworks for Anthropology and Sociology Students. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/anthro_soc_standards 

The following wiki is useful for anthropology: http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/Information_Literacy_in_Anthropology  

 

MERLOT LINKS:

Social Sciences/Anthropology

Social Sciences/SociologySocial Sciences/Statistics

Humanities/Comparative Literature and Classics

Humanities/History/Area Studies

Humanities/Religious Studies

Humanities/Women and Gender Studies

Academic Support Services/ ICT literacy

Academic Support Services/Library and Information Services  

 

LIBGUIDES:

http://libguides.princeton.edu/anthropology Princeton University recommended print and electronic resources for conducting research in anthropology, and research help (e.g., research methods, productivity tools, citation management

http://guides.library.duke.edu/cultural_anthro Duke University research guide to cultural anthropology

http://guides.main.library.emory.edu/anthropology_research Emory University research strategy guide with links to resources, including ethnographies, reviews, and gray literature

http://guides.library.pdx.edu/culturalanthropology Portland State University research sources in cultural and linguistic anthropology  

Oxford Bibliographies:

Anthropology: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/obo/page/anthropology

Applied Anthropology: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199766567/obo-9780199766567-0002.xml

Digital Anthropology: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199766567/obo-9780199766567-0087.xml

Interpretive Anthropology: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199766567/obo-9780199766567-0048.xml

Literary Anthropology: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199766567/obo-9780199766567-0067.xml

Media Anthropology: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199766567/obo-9780199766567-0015.xml

Semiotics: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199766567/obo-9780199766567-0112.xml

Virtual Ethnography: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199766567/obo-9780199766567-0107.xml

Visual Anthropology: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199766567/obo-9780199766567-0028.xml

  

ARTICLES:

Ahearn, L. (2014). Current issues in anthropology: The anthropology of literacy. Course. http://www.anthro.rutgers.edu/downloads/speakers/776-299-ahearn-2013/file

Cremers, A., et al. (2010). Inclusive design and anthropological methods to create technological support for societal inclusion. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8513, 31-42 http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-07437-5_4#page-1

Md, R. (2015). An overview of using ICT in anthropology. International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering, 5(3), 183-187. http://ijarcsse.com/docs/papers/Special_Issue/iceta2015/35.pdf

Rangaswamy, N., & Cutrell, E. (2012). Anthropology, development and ICTs: slums, youth and the mobile internet in urban India. ICTD '12 Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, New York, p. 85-93. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2160685

Tadamasa, K. (2013). The digital divide as cultural practice: A cognitive anthropological exploration of Japan as an information society. Doctoral dissertation. State University of New York at Buffalo. http://gradworks.umi.com/34/07/3407914.html 

 

LEARNING ACTIVITIES IDEA STARTERS:

Ask students how anthropologists gather artifacts, identify, assess, organized and preserve them.

Ask students to evaluate websites about an anthropological issue (e.g., migration patterns), and compare websites and their critique.

Ask students to select relevant database aggregators (e.g., AnthroSource, Anthropology Plus, Ethnic NewsWatch).

Ask small groups of students to research a topic, each using a different database, and compare process and results.

Ask students to compare the same anthropological topic (e.g., racial categories, Native American bones) in different types of resources (e.g., primary versus secondary sources, professional association versus trade periodicals, online database aggregators versus online search engines, different formats such as video and radio, different kinds of social media such as blogs and wikis).

Ask students to investigate how laws and regulations impact anthropology.

Ask students to compare codes of ethics of different anthropology-related professional associations.

Ask students to create timelines about benchmark events and legal decisions about an anthropological issue (e.g., cultural relativism, pacifism).

Ask students to trace the scholarly path of significant anthropologists.

Ask students to compare anthropological issues (e.g., health) in different countries.

Ask students to research the impact of technology on different anthropological issues.

Ask students to create a Public Service Announcement about an anthropological issue (e.g., recycling).

Ask students to observe and write field notes about group behavior relative to an anthropological issue (e.g., elder care).

Ask students to use analyze a sociological dataset to answer an anthropological research question (e.g., what relationship exists between level of education and culture shock).

Ask students to research and compare religion practices in different countries.

Ask students to critique magazine advertisements relative to ethnocentrism.

Ask students to analyze how anthropological issue (e.g., view of ancestors) is portrayed in television and movies.

Ask students to conduct action research about an anthropological issue (e.g., cultural competency).

Ask students to investigate a career that builds on an anthropology major.