Class 4 | Stories Blogs Tell| February 18

Do blogs allow us to tell stories that might not otherwise be heard?

  • Faye Ginsburg, “Disability in the Digital Age,” Heather A. Horst and Daniel Miller, Eds., Digital Anthropology (New York: Berg Publishers, 2012).
  • Elizabeth Nathanson, “Dressed for Economic Distress: Blogging and the ‘New’ Pleasures of Fashion,” Diana Negra and Yvonne Tasker, Ed. Gendering the Recession: Media and Culture in the Age of Austerity (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014), 136-160.

Workshop: Find a blog written by a person who has a very different life than yours. Before class, draft a post about the “story” that blog tells for editing and publication in class.