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Collaborative Anthropology TodayA Collection of Exceptions$
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Dominic Boyer and George E. Marcus

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781501753343

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501753343.001.0001

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What’s So Funny ’bout PECE, TAF, and Data Sharing?

What’s So Funny ’bout PECE, TAF, and Data Sharing?

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(p.115) 7 What’s So Funny ’bout PECE, TAF, and Data Sharing?
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Collaborative Anthropology Today
Author(s):

Mike Fortun

Lindsay Poirier

Alli Morgan

Brian Callahan

Kim Fortun

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501753343.003.0008

This chapter points out different ways involvement with collaborative projects share form, shape, or style, and may be imagined as nested within each other, like matryoshka dolls. It deals with the Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography (PECE), the digital infrastructure that support new collaborative projects in anthropology. It also cites the long-standing collaboration of The Asthma Files (TAF), which is an experimental ethnographic research project that eventually led to the conceptualization and development of PECE. The chapter mentions the Digital Practices in History and Ethnography Interest Group (DPHE-IG) that was organized within the Research Data Alliance (RDA), a global collaboration of individuals and institutions working to make data more easily and openly shareable. It emphasizes how the collaborative form is the experimental form analyzed by Hans-Jorg Rheinberger as essential to a modern scientific style.

Keywords:   Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, collaborative projects, collaborative anthropology, The Asthma Files, experimental ethnographic research, global collaboration

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