We invite you to browse and download our new anthropology catalog.
Be sure to check out Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method by Tom Boellstorff, Bonnie Nardi, Celia Pearce and T. L. Taylor. It provides practical and detailed techniques for ethnographic research customized to reflect the specific issues of online virtual worlds, both game and nongame and draws on research in a range of virtual worlds, including Everquest, Second Life, There.com, and World of Warcraft.
Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas by Natasha Dow Schüll is also new this year. It takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form of play that blurs the line between human and machine, compulsion and control, risk and reward.
You will also want to check out In Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking by E. Gabriella Coleman. Who are computer hackers? What is free software? And what does the emergence of a community dedicated to the production of free and open source software–and to hacking as a technical, aesthetic, and moral project–reveal about the values of contemporary liberalism? Coleman tracks the ways in which hackers collaborate and examines passionate manifestos, hacker humor, free software project governance, and festive hacker conferences.
The catalog is full of great books by great authors. We hope to see you at the AAA annual meeting in San Francisco, CA. We invite you to a party celebrating the launch of our new series Princeton Studies in Culture and Technology with series editors, Tom Boellstorff and Bill Maurer. Wine will be flowing. Details:
Friday, November 16th, 2012
4-5 p.m., Booth #507, Exhibit Hall
We look forward to seeing you there.