[Air-L] Air-L Digest, Vol 102, Issue 8

Denice Szafran szafran at geneseo.edu
Wed Jan 9 15:28:07 PST 2013

Hello David -

Alex Golub's information on the term"tribe" is very good. If you would 
like information on the current use of the terminology to describe the 
gropings and organization of online cultures, give Steve Wheeler's 
"Connected Minds, Emerging Cultures" a look. He has a chapter titled 
"Digital Tribes, Virtual Clans" that goes into a good introduction of 
his perception of the delineation. While the term is problematic as it 
arose in anthropology historically, folks in CMC, social networking 
analysis, and HCI use it quite regularly with a very specific definition.

Denice Szafran
Visiting Lecturer and Coordinator of the Linguistics Minor
Anthropology Department
13F Sturges, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454

>> air-l at listserv.aoir.org
>> Hello
>> In 1871 Charles Darwin mentioned the notion of tribes in his book
>> 'Descent of Man'.
>> I am conducting some preliminary secondary research into the nature and
>> activities of online, primarily social media based 'tribes'. I am
>> looking for:
>> 1. sources of literature from a general Social Sciences / Humanities
>> perspective
>> 2. any research or case studies that exist (preferably qualitative)
>> Please note my interest and future focus is Australasian in nature,
>> however any sources would be helpful.
>> I am also particularly interested in any data on youth based (or managed
>> social media) tribal activity.
>> Any assistance / guidance at this very preliminary stage would be
>> greatly appreciated.
>> Regards
>> David W Reid
>> Lecturer, Advertising
>> SCCI, Faculty of Arts
>> Charles Sturt University
>> Australia
>> dareid at csu.edu.au
>> http://au.linkedi

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