Turning an anthropological eye toward cyberspace, Human No More explores how conditions of the on-line world shape identity, place, culture, and death within virtual communities. On-line worlds have recently thrown into question the traditional anthropological conception of place-based ethgraphy. They break definitions, blur distinctions, and force us to rethink the tion of the subject . Human No More asks how digital cultures can be integrated and how the ethgraphy of both the unhuman and the digital could lead to possible reconfiguring the tion of the human . This provocative and ground-breaking work challenges fundamental assumptions about the entire field of anthropology. Cross-disciplinary research from well-respected contributors makes this volume vital to the understanding of contemporary human interaction. It will be of interest t only to anthropologists but also to students and scholars of media, communication, popular culture, identity, and techlogy.
Neil L. Whitehead is a professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Michael Wesch is an associate professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University.