Techno-Humanity and the Anthropology of the Everyday

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Chief Researcher
Affiliation: Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: 32a Leninsky prospekt, Moscow, 119991, Russia
Journal nameEtnograficheskoe obozrenie

Current anthropology of the everyday lacks attention to technical artifacts and constant involvement of our bodies into, or their interactions with, technosphere. The on-going intensification of this involvement with digital and assistive technologies brings with it the imminent transformation of techno-humanity into cyberhumanity. The article describes the main mechanisms (such as extension and incorporation) that fuse the human body and its technical milieu into autonomous assemblages and hybrid entities. Finally, the author discusses the merits and limitations of autoethnography as a research method for the study of phenomenological or lived body.

Keywordscyberhumanity, technosphere, lived body, extension, incorporation, autoethnography
AcknowledgmentThis research was supported by the following institutions and grants: Russian Science Foundation, [grant no. 18-18-00082]
Publication date28.12.2018
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