[Air-l] Anthropology & Sociology
R.Harris at udcf.gla.ac.uk
Fri Jun 21 07:39:24 PDT 2002
I'm in the process of reviewing different perspectives on online (learning)
communities. As someone from a sciences/psychology background, I would very
much appreciate a definition of the distinction between anthropology and
sociology in this area. From what I've read so far, and on a very basic
level, it seems that anthropology would focus on the differences amongst
people - their shared values and meanings - in different communities; while
a sociological approach might be more interested in the structures, social
order, etc within different communities.
Can anyone point me to an appropriate article, or suggest a definition?
Thanks for your help.
Dr Rachel A Harris
Scottish Centre for Research into On-Line Learning and Assessment
University of Glasgow
53 Hillhead Street
Glasgow, G12 8QQ
0141 330 2878
r.harris at udcf.gla.ac.uk
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