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Planetary Anthropology

Exploring human societies as they converge, and potentially emerge as a planetary civilization.
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Jeremy J
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Fordham University Sociology Major
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http://www.opensocio.blogspot.com
Finished undergrad with a degree in sociology. My focus was and continues to be studying human evolution, sociocultural evolution, and the role of communication in transforming a civilization. I believe we are at a crossroads right now, as technology allows for global, interdependent and instantaneous communication, how might that affect human societies? Are we headed towards a planetary civilization, with its own emergent mythos and culture? What are the negative and positive (and neutral) mechanisms behind a seemingly on-going evolution of human societies?


I'm also a member of Open Source Sociology, a sister ning site to this one. Hoping to increase collaborative, cross-academic dialogue. The future of our disciplines is digital and open!

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Twitter, social media, social hype?

This is just a quick blog post getting my thoughts out on the current events going on with Iran. Social scientists have come down hard in the blogosphere, over the hype about twitter. They've made sound arguments, particularly of how hype spreads like wildfire (Twitter revolution! and all of that). And I believe they are right. Twitter was not instrumental in the Iranian revolution, but at the same time, the revolution made Twitter instrumental for us to learn about it. In other words, I'm… Continue

Posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:35pm — 8 Comments

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At 2:00pm on February 18, 2010, matt m said…
Nice one, Jeremy. Keep writing...
At 8:21am on October 7, 2009, eka avaliani said…
Hi Jeremy thanks to acsept me as your friend,it is nice of you.
cheers Eka
 
 
 

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