Dominic Boyer

Dominic Boyer is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences at Rice University. He is the author of The Life Informatic: Newsmaking in the Digital Era, from Cornell; Spirit and System: Media, Intellectuals, and the Dialectic in Modern German Culture; and Understanding Media: A Popular Philosophy. He is coeditor of, also from Cornell.

The Life Informatic
Newsmaking in the Digital Era
Dominic Boyer
A fascinating account of journalists struggling to maintain their expertise and authority, even as they find their principles and skills profoundly challenged by ever more complex and fast-moving streams of information.



The Life Informatic
Newsmaking in the Digital Era
Dominic Boyer
A fascinating account of journalists struggling to maintain their expertise and authority, even as they find their principles and skills profoundly challenged by ever more complex and fast-moving streams of...






Edited by Dominic Boyer

Theory Can Be More than It Used to Be
Learning Anthropology's Method in a Time of Transition
This volume argues that we need to take a step back from the assumption that we know what theory is to investigate how theory—a matter of concepts, of analytic practice, of medium of value, of professional ideology—operates in anthropology and related fields...






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