Tag: Online communities

Whedon, Fandom, and Cancel Culture

By Alissa Whitmore “A guy who goes around saying ‘I’m a feminist’ usually has an agenda that is not feminist. A guy who behaves like one, who actually…

“I’m All I Wanna Be” – Video Self Presentation in the Age of COVID-19

By Steven Dashiell As COVID-19 makes videoconferencing more normative, one sociologist examines who much work goes into what we see, and don’t see, in the webcam image. The…

Dear dendrites: Quarantine ethnography

Here at Anthro{dendum}, we receive a light stream of correspondence by way of our contact form. Usually they are pitches for guest posts or questions following up on…

So You Want to “Do” Digital Ethnography

By Devin Proctor  It’s a weird time, yes? Many of us (anthropologists) are teasing out the nuances between synchronous and asynchronous class meetings, dealing with the horror of…

A Digital Bermuda Triangle: The Perils of Doing Ethnography on Darknet Drug Markets

anthro{dendum} welcomes guest blogger Alexia Maddox, contributing the first post in the Private Messages from the Field series edited by Crystal Abidin and Gabriele de Seta. * A…

Vernacular and Vulgar Humor on Chilean Tumblrs: Negotiating National and Local Belonging

By Nell Haynes Social media is no longer the geek domain it once was, with the Americas and Europe approaching a fifty percent penetration rate, and an overall…

A Geek Anthropologist’s First Time: A MMORPG Experience

Elder Scrolls Screenshot Photo by Author By Rayna Elizabeth Elder Scrolls takes place in the world of Tamriel. Published by Bethesda (who also develops Fallout and Dishonored), the…

Geeks Gone D.I.Y.: A Quick Guide to Zines

By Marissa Lorusso In many societies, the power of the written word is unequally distributed: access to literacy and literature, along with editing, publishing, and distribution don’t always…