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Notes: Open access & anthropology

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Open Access (OA): freier Zugang zu wiss. Material
Goldener / Grüner Weg
alternatives Publikations- & Geschäftsmodell
2017-2021: ~50% OA Publikationen (Lewis 2012) http://crl.acrl.org/content/73/5/493

AutorInnen: + Verbreitung
LeserInnen: + Zugang
Bibliotheken: + Ersparnis
Gesellschaft: + Einsicht/Verständnis
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5rVH1KGBCY
http://www.doaj.org/
http://www.fwf.ac.at/de/public_Relations/oai/

HAU-Journal of Ethnographic Theory (seit 2011)
international, peer-reviewed, open-access (CC-Lizenz), online
ethnography as the prime heuristic & in the forefront of anthropology
http://www.haujournal.org

HAU-N.E.T., Network of Ethnographic Theory
international network of research centres & anthropology departments to support journal HAU
alternative to existing subscription models in publishing
http://www.haujournal.org/haunet/

Free e-Book: Connecting Canadians: Investigations in Community Informatics

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A. Clement, M. Gurstein, G. Longford, M. Moll & L. R. Shade (Eds.), Connecting Canadians: Investigations in Community Informatics. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.

“Connecting Canadians represents the work of the Community Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), the largest national and international research effort to examine the burgeoning field of community informatics, a cross-disciplinary approach to the mobilization of information and communications technologies (ICT) for community change.

Funded for four years by the SSHRC’s Initiative for the New Economy, CRACIN systematically studied a wide variety of Canadian community ICT initiatives, bringing perspectives from sociology, computer science, critical theory, women’s studies, library and information sciences, and management studies to bear on networking technologies. A comprehensive thematic account of this in-depth research, Connecting Canadians will be an essential resource for NGOs, governments, the private sector, and multilateral agencies across the globe.”

Download the book or single chapters for free: http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120193

Publications, papers & presentations about MyKnet.org

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This is a list of publications, papers and presentations that results from research on MyKnet.org, an online social environment for First Nations people of northwestern Ontario, Canada. For more information on MyKnet.org and the research project, take a look at the summary of the MyKnet.org research project and the MyKnet.org research website.

Publications

Bell, B., Budka, P. & Fiser, A. 2012. “We were on the outside looking in” – MyKnet.org: A First Nations online social environment in northern Ontario. In Clement, A., Gurstein, M., Longford, G., Moll, M. & Shade, L. R. (Eds.) Connecting Canadians: Investigations in Community Informatics. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press. Forthcoming.

Budka, P. 2009. Indigenous media technology production in northern Ontario, Canada. In Ertler, K.-D. & Lutz, H. (Eds.) Canada in Grainau / Le Canada à Grainau: A multidisciplinary survey of Canadian Studies after 30 years. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Budka, P., Bell, B., & Fiser, A. 2009. MyKnet.org: How Northern Ontario’s First Nation communities made themselves at home on the World Wide Web. The Journal of Community Informatics, 5(2), Online: http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/568/450

Papers and presentations at conferences

Budka, P. 2011. Connecting First Nations through media and communication technologies in northern Ontario, Canada. Paper at “American Indian Workshop (AIW)”, Graz, Austria: Graz University, 31 March – 3 April.

Budka, P. 2010. Popular culture and music in an indigenous online environment. Paper at “11th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)”, Maynooth, Ireland: National University of Irland Maynooth, 24-27 August.

Budka, P. 2010. Indigene Medienproduktion im Nordwestlichen Ontario, Kanada. Presentation at “Tage der Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie”, Vienna, Austria: University of Vienna, 22 April.

Budka, P. 2009. Die Bedeutung von (kultureller) Identität in einer indigenen Online-Umgebung (MyKnet.org). Paper at “Internet und Identitätskonstruktion von Jugendlichen Workshop”, Vienna, Austria: University of Vienna, 30 October.

Budka, P. 2008. Indigenous territories on the World Wide Web: How First Nation people in Northwestern Ontario make themselves at home online. Paper at “Internet Research 9.0 Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers”, Copenhagen, Denmark: IT University of Copenhagen, 16-18 October.

Budka, P. 2008. Indigenous media technology production in Northern Ontario, Canada. Paper at “10th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)”, Ljubljana, Slovenia: University of Ljubljana, 26-30 August.

Budka, P. 2008. Populärkulturen in einer First Nation Internet Umgebung: Hip Hop als Element jugendlicher Identitätskonstruktion und Repräsentation. Paper at “Wiener Tage der Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie”, Vienna, Austria: University of Vienna, 10-11 April.

Budka, P. 2007. The new mediation of traumatic experiences: the First Nations online environment MyKnet.org and suicides in Northern Ontario, Canada. Paper at “Sites/Cites of Trauma Workshop”, Gothenburg, Sweden:Gothenburg University, 5-6 October.

Budka, P., Grünberg, G., & Trupp, C. 2007. Indigene und Internet in den Amerikas. Ein komparatives medienanthropologisches Projekt. Presentation at “Wiener Tage der Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie”, Vienna, Austria: University of Vienna, 26-27 April.

Bell, B., Budka, P., & Fiser, A. 2007. “We were on the outside looking in” – MyKnet.org: a First Nations online social network in Northern Ontario. Paper at the “5th Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN) Workshop”, Montreal, Canada: Concordia University, 20-22 June.

Report on the 11th Biennial EASA 2010 Conference

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Report on the 11th Biennial EASA 2010 Conference “Crisis and Imagination”,
National University of Ireland Maynooth, 24-27
th August 2010
by Philipp Budka
(University of Vienna)

This report focuses only on those workshops I attended during the conference. They all deal with media (technology) practices in/and social and cultural anthropology. For a complete list of workshops and thematic areas, take a look at the conference website: http://www.easaonline.org/conferences/easa2010/index.htm

National University of Ireland Maynooth, North Campus

25 August 2010: EASA Media Anthropology Network Workshop “The rewards of media”
Convenors: John Postill & Philipp Budka

(http://www.nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2010/panels.php5?PanelID=648)

John Postill introduces to the workshop’s theme, procedure and schedule. “The workshop explores the rewards (social, economic, symbolic, sensory, etc., cf. Warde 2005) derived from engaging in specific media practices in different sociocultural settings.” (more: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2010/panels.php5?PanelID=648).

1) John Postill & Francisco Orsorio “Mobile rewards: a critical review of the Mobiles for Development (M4D) literature”
In the workshop’s first paper John and Francisco review literature in the field of mobile technologies, particular phones, for development.

26 August 2010: Workshop “Digital Anthropology”
Convenors: Daniel Miller & Heather Horst
(http://www.nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2010/panels.php5?PanelID=599)

Introduction to the workshop by Daniel Miller. “How can anthropology contribute to an understanding of the impact of new digital technologies? This session explores topics ranging from how digital technologies become part of everyday life to their role in the development of new infrastructures within both commerce and the state.” (more: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2010/panels.php5?PanelID=599).

1) Daniel Miller & Heather Horst “A brief theory of digital anthropology”
Daniel gives an introduction to the theory of digital anthropology by presenting the study program for digital anthropology at the University College London and two ethnographic case studies.

National University of Ireland Maynooth, South Campus

27 August 2010: Workshop “Engaging anthropology in practice: pedagogical exchanges with media practitioners”
Convenors: Caroline Gatt, Rachel Harkness, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Joseph Long

(http://www.nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2010/panels.php5?PanelID=621)

Introducing to the workshop and its theme are Caroline Gatt, Rachel Harkness, and Joseph Long. How can anthropology engage with media practitioners and in e.g. media training programs?
“Launching “Engaging Anthropology in Practice”, a project based in Scotland, this panel will showcase anthropological engagements of various publics by European practitioners in order to learn from this work and create links for future cooperation. Presentations have been requested that reflect upon the practicalities of engagement. Discussion in the latter part of the session will consider the development of anthropological training in the light of these experiences.” (more: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2010/panels.php5?PanelID=621).

1) Julia Bayer “Awareness training for journalists and its potential for the promotion of media diversity”
Julia, in her presentation, is introducing an awareness training program for journalists in Germany.

Pelican Falls First Nation High School

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Auf dem Gebiet der Lac Seul First Nation befindet sich die Pelican Falls First Nation High School, die ausschließlich für Schüler aus den indigenen Gemeinschaften der Nishnawbe Aski errichtet wurde. Administrativ und organisatorisch ist die Schule somit dem Northern Nishnawbe Education Council unterstellt.

Neben Fächern wie Englisch oder Mathematik werden auch Kurse angeboten, die speziell für die First Nation SchülerInnen entwickelt wurden, wie Sprachunterrricht zum Erlernen der indigenen Sprachen (Ojibwe, Ojicree und Cree) oder Werkzeugunterricht zum Erstellen von traditionellen Werkzeugen und Produkten, wie Kanus oder Tierfallen. So soll indigene Kultur und Wissen auch im institutionellen Rahmen einer Schule weitergeben werden.

Neben der Schule gibt es in Pelican Falls auch Unterkünfte in denen die Kinder in kleinen Gruppen untergebracht sind. Jedes dieser Häuser wird von speziell geschulten SozialarbeiterInnen betreut, die den Schülern helfen sollen sich in der ungewohnten Umgebung zurecht zu finden und wohl zu fühlen.

Wichtige Bestandteile dieser Unterkünfte sind Computerarbeitsplätze, die vor allem genutzt werden um mit Freunden und Familie in den Heimatgemeinschaften in Kontakt zu bleiben. Das von K-Net angebotene Homepage-Hostingservice MyKnet.org spielt dabei eine ganz entscheidende Rolle.

EASA conference

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From 18th to 21st of September the University of Bristol (UK) hosted the 9th Biannual Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA). The topic of this years conference was “Europe and the World”, which attracted more than 900 social- and cultural anthropologists from all around Europe and the World 😉

The EASA Media Anthropology Network organised a workshop, which aimed to contribute to the understanding of media practices. Experienced and young scholars gave papers on theoretical as well as very practical topics, ranging from the meaning of “media practices” to the internet as media practice in West Africa. More information about the workshop and its participants as well as some full-text papers can be found at the event webpage of the Media Anthropology Network’s website.

Workshop
Media Anthropology Workshop at the EASA Conference in Bristol

KORI

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Das Keewaytinook Okimakanak (Northern Chiefs) Council gründete 2004 ein Forschungsinstitut, um die Bedürfnisse der indigenen Gemeinschaften wissenschaftlich fundiert und unabhängig von externen Forschungseinrichtungen erheben zu können. Schwerpunkt in den Untersuchungen und Studien von KORI (KO Research Institute), das seinen Sitz in Thunder Bay hat, ist die kulturell und sozial adäquate Verwendung und Entwicklung von Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien innerhalb der unterschiedlichen Programme und Initiativen von KO:

  • Telehealth (Gesundheitsvorsorge und -Betreuung mittels Internet)
  • Bildung (mittels E-Learning)
  • Vernetzung indigener Gemeinschaften mittels Breitbandinternet und Satellitenverbindung

img_0615KORI-Mitarbeiter inspizieren die Errichtung einer Komponente eines WLAN-Netzwerkes auf einem Haus in Thunder Bay

KORI bietet auf seiner Website diverse Unterlagen, Dokumente und Informationen, die von Mitarbeitern des Instituts gesammelt und ständig erweitert werden. So findet sich unter diesen Ressourcen etwa auch eine vorläufige Version eines Leitfadens für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung innerhalb und mit den indigenen Gemeinschaften der Region.

Thunder Bay

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Die Stadt Thunder Bay liegt am Lake Superior, dem größten der Großen Seen, und dient unter anderem als Schnittstelle zwischen den westlichen Provinzen Kanadas und ihren Getreide- und Mineralvorkommen und den südöstlichen Metropolen.

Thunder Bay ist eine sehr junge Stadt, die erst in den 1970er Jahren aus einem Zusammenschluß der Städte Fort William und Port Arthur entstand. Symbol der Stadt ist eine Bergformation, die als Halbinsel vor Thunder Bay liegend, die Form eines schlafenden Riesen hat. Einer Legende der Ojibwa zufolge, ist der schlafende Riese Nanabush oder Nanabozoh, ein Geist, Magier und Kulturheros, der zu Stein wurde nachdem er u.a. die Welt erschaffen hatte und erst wieder erwacht wenn er gebraucht wird.

Nanabush
Nanabush (Der schlafende Riese), Bergformation vor Thunder Bay