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Religion on the Internet: Cyborg Anthropology and Religion 2.0

TitleReligion on the Internet: Cyborg Anthropology and Religion 2.0
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBlakeney-Glazer, A
Keywordscyborg, internet, religion

The central claim of this course is that technology affects understandings of community and identity. As anthropologists, we will investigate online religious communities in order to learn how religious practices and beliefs function in virtual spaces. By the end of the semester, you will be able to analyze and explain online religious practices as well as analyze and explain your own role as an anthropologist of online religion. This course will be driven by your own research. Each of you will investigate a specific online religious community over the course of the semester, asking: how does religion function online? How do people interact without bodies? How can a scholar represent an online community to an outside audience?

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