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Antropologicheskij forum, 2018, no. 38

 

ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE LIVING AND THE DEAD: THE CASE OF HUMAN BODY AND TECHNICS (AN AFTERWORD TO THE DISCUSSION)

Sergei Sokolovskiy
Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences
32a Leninskiy Av., Moscow, Russia
SokolovskiSerg()gmail.com

Abstract: The paper summarizes the discussion on anthropological approach to the study of the interface of human body and technologies. Employing the concept of “hypocognition” suggested by Robert Levy, the author suggests the search for conceptual tools necessary for interdisciplinary dialogue in this new research field. In addition to a brief overview of this search and the resulting discussion, the paper contains polemics with traditional approach to human body and technologies as separate phenomena. As new technologies interact with the human body in new and intricate ways, and influence human beings, societies, and cultures across the world, their study must become part and parcel of anthropology, which has so far focused on tradition and paid less attention to innovations.

Keywords: technology research in anthropology, body studies, hypocognition, interdisciplinary dialogue.

Acknowledgements: The work was supported by a research grant from Russian Science Foundation (no. 18-18-00082).

To cite: Sokolovskiy S., ‘Antropologiya zhivogo i nezhivogo: sluchay tela i tekhniki (posleslovie k diskussii)’ [Anthropology of the Living and the Dead: The Case of Human Body and Technics (an afterword to the discussion)], Antropologicheskij forum, 2018, no. 38, pp. 83–96.

doi: 10.31250/1815-8870-2018-14-38-83-96

URL: http://anthropologie.kunstkamera.ru/files/pdf/038/sokolovskiy_1.pdf