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Why Muslim Women and Smartphones

Mirror Images

«<p>"Karen Waltorp's intimate and sensitive exploration of the world as navigated by young Danish Muslim women through their smart phones is both theoretically innovative and ethnographically rich. Operating as window, mirror, screen, and relational device for anthropologist and research participants alike, the smart phone emerges as a rich and complex medium through which diasporic and ethnographic imaginaries are made real. This is digital anthropology at its best." - Emma Tarlo, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK </p><p>"Original, well written, persuasive. Karen Waltorp fluently moves between scales—the person, the apartment, the neighborhood, the nation, and international ties—and among disciplines, to analyze the spaces, relationships, and actions that young Muslim women in Denmark establish through their phones." - Laura Marks, Simon Fraser University, Canada </p><p>"This is a stunning and powerful book that, through a series of innovative research methods, creates a beaut»

Using an assemblage approach to study how Muslim women in Norrebro, Denmark use their phones, Karen Waltorp examines how social media complicates the divide between public and private in relation to a group of people who find this distinction of utmost significance. Les mer
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Using an assemblage approach to study how Muslim women in Norrebro, Denmark use their phones, Karen Waltorp examines how social media complicates the divide between public and private in relation to a group of people who find this distinction of utmost significance. Building on years of ethnographic fieldwork, Waltorp's ethnography reflects the trust and creativity of her relationships with these women which in turn open up nuanced discussions about both the subject at hand and best practice in conducting anthropological research. Combining rich ethnography with theoretical contextualization, Waltorp's book alternates between ethnography and analysis to illuminate a thoroughly modern community, and reveals the capacity of image-making technology to function as an infrastructure for seeing, thinking and engaging in fieldwork as an anthropologists. Waltorp identifies a series of important issues around anthropological approaches to new media, contributing to new debates around the anthropology of automation, data and self-tracking.
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Forlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 200
ISBN: 9781032174334
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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VURDERING
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Foreword, Sarah Pink
Acknowledgements
Introduction: al-Harakat
Playlist
Images
List of images

A. Smartphone
o Affordances of the Smartphone
o Touch and Crucial Connectivity
o Secrets and Smartphones
a. Cyborg
o Cyborg Ethics for an Accountable Multi-modal Anthropology
o Kitab al-Manazir and Cyborg Optics
o Parallax as a Harakat Move and a Speaking Nearby

B. Hanan al-Noerrebro: Affections for the Neighborhood
o An Urban Habitat - a Typical Blaagaarden Girl
o The Ghetto, the Square, Behind the Curtain
o Facebook Flirt: The Stabbing of Taher
b. What's in a Field
o Enacting Hybridity
o Harakat and Composite Habitus
o Perceiving Affordances

C. Hijab, Desire, Social Control
o Entanglements of Free Speech and Veiled Women
o 'Playing with the Scarf is Playing with Our Religion'
o Modest/Desire
c. Orientalism, Freedom, State Control
o Smartphone as Valve and Part-revolution?
o Freedom/Choice
o Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

D. Dreams and the Imaginal realm - Alam al-Mithal
o The Kidnapping
o Moral/Laws
o Sab'r enacted and shared in social media
d. Images and Mirrors
o Imaginal realm and Virtuality
o Composite Habitus
o The Flow of (Mirror) Images and Future-Making

Bibliography
Karen Waltorp is an Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.