Revista de Estudios Sociales
Print version ISSN 0123-885X
ESCOBAR, Arturo. Bienvenidos a Cyberia: Notas para una Antropología de la cibercultura. rev.estud.soc. [online]. 2005, n.22, pp. 15-35. ISSN 0123-885X.
Significant changes in the nature of social life are being brought about by computer, information, and biological technologies, to the extent that-some argue-a new cultural order, cyberculture, is coming into being. This paper presents an overview of the types of anthropological analyses that are being conducted in the area of new technologies and suggests additional steps for the articulation of an anthropology of cyberculture. It builds upon science, technology, and society studies in various fields and on critical studies of modernity. The implications of technoscience for both anthropological theory and ethnographic research are explored.
Keywords : Anthropology of cyberculture; new technologies; ethnographic research.