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According to Wikipedia, and plenty of other valid sources, cyborg anthropology is the discipline that studies the interaction between humanity and technology from an anthropological perspective. The discipline is relatively new compared to the broader field of anthropology, but offers novel insights on new technological advances and their effect on culture and society.

Cyborg anthropology studies humankind and its relations with the technological systems it has built, specifically modern technological systems that have reflexively shaped notions of what it means to be humans.

I finally came to the realization, and am not sure why I didn’t earlier, that the broader subject I have been investigating all along is cyborg anthropology. I think this term, while it is used for a completely different field, is useful to add to my discussion because does ground my work in a larger theoretical discussion that is already taking place.

 

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