Reconfiguring Anonymity – central texts

Beck, Stefan (2015): Von Praxistheorie 1.0 zu 3.0. Oder: wie analoge und digitale Praxen relationiert werden sollten. (onlineBeck_Praxistheorie_Tagungsbeitrag_2015

Collier, Stephen J. / Andrew Lakoff (2005): On Regimes of Living. In: Aiwha Ong / Stephen J. Collier (eds.): Global Assemblages. Technology, Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems. Malden: Blackwell, 22-39.

Collier, Stephen J. / Aiwha Ong (2005): Global Assemblages, Anthropological Problems. In: Stephen J. Collier/ Ong, Aiwah: Global Assemblages, Technolgy, Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems. Malden: Blackwell Publishers, 3-21.

Pfitzmann, Andreas / Marit Hansen (2010): A terminology for talking about privacy by data minimization: Anonymity, unlinkability, unobservability, pseudonymity, and identity management.

Matthews, Steve (2010): Anonymity and the Social Self. In:
American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 47, No. 4 (OCTOBER 2010), pp. 351-363. Stable URL: Matthews_Anonymity_Social_Self_2010

Nissenbaum, Helen (1999): The Meaning of Anonymity in an Information Age. In: The Information Society (15), 141-144.

Ponesse, Julie (2013): Navigating the Unknown: Towards a Positive Conception of Anonymity. In: The Southern Journal of Philosophy 51 (3), 320-344. Ponesse_Positive_Conception_Anonymity_in_SJoP_2013

Star , Susan Leigh (1999): The Ethnography of Infrastructure, 377-391. In: American Behavioral Scientist 43 (3).

Reconfiguring Anonymity: Further Tools

Akrich, Madeleine (1992): The De-Scription of Technical Objects. In: Wiebe E. Bijker / John Law (eds.): Shaping Technology/Building Society. Studies in Sociotechnical Change. Cambridge: MIT Press, 205-224.

Bearman, Joshua / Tomer Hanuka (2015): The Rise and Fall of Silk Road. Stable URL:

Borgdorff, Henk (2011): The Production of Knowledge in Artistic Research. In: Michael Biggs / Hennik Karlsson (eds.): The Routledge Companion to Research into Arts. New York City, London: Routledge, 44-63.

Bachmann, Götz / Andreas Wittel (2006): Medien-Ethnographie. In: Ruth Ayass / Jörg Bergmann (eds.): Qualitative Methoden der Medienforschung. Handbuch. Reinbek: Rowohlt, 183-218.

Beck, Stefan / Niewöhner, Jörg / Sörensen, Estrid (eds.): STS. Eine sozialanthropologische Einführung. Bielefeld: Transkript Verlag.

Boynik, Sezgin (2009): On Anonymity. In: Igor Grubic. 366 Liberation Rituals. Zagreb: Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, 36-39.

Coleman, Gabriella (2013): Anonymous in Context. The Politics and Power behind the Mask. Internet Governance Papers, Paper No 3. Stable URL:

Coll, Sami (2014). Power, knowledge, and the subjects of privacy: understanding privacy as the ally of surveillance. In: Information, Communication & Society, 17 (10), 1250–1263.

Fish, Adam / Murillo, Luis F.R. / Kelty, Christopher M. et al. (2011): Birds of the Internet. In: Journal of Cultural Economy 4 (2), 157-187.

Holmes, Douglas R. / Marcus, George E.  (2005): Cultures of Expertise and the Management of Globalization. Toward the Re-Functioning of Ethnography. In: Aihwa Ong / Stephen J. Collier (eds.): Global Assemblages. Technology, Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 235-252.

Kaldrack, Irina / Theo Röhle (2015): Divide and Share. Taxonomies, Orders and Masses in Facebook’s Open Graph. In: Computational Culture. Stable URL:

Köhler, Stephan (1995): The Power of the Name. In: Kyoto Journal (29), 104-107.

Konrad, Monica (2005): Nameless Relations. Anonymity, Melanesia and Reproductive Gift Exchange between British Ova Donors and Recipients. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Menrath, Stefanie Kiwi (2016): Anonymity Performance as Critical Practice in Electronic Pop Music. A Performance Ethnography.“ PhD thesis: Goldsmiths College, University of London and Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg (unpublished manuscript; Introduction)

Narotzky, Susana / Moreno, Paz (2002): Reciprocitiy’s dark side. Negative reciprocity, moraltiy and social reproduction. In: Anthropological Theory 2 (3),  281-305.

Niewöhner, Jörg (2014): Perspektiven der Infrastrukturforschung: care-full, relational. Ko-laborativ. In: Diana Lengersdorff / Mathias Wieser (eds.): Schlüsselwerke der Science and Technology Studies. VS-Verlag, 341-352.

Nissenbaum, Helen (2004): Privacy as contextual integrity. Wash. L. Review (79), 119.

Strathern, Marilyn (2000): The Tyranny of Transparency. In: British Educational Research Journal, 26 (3), 309-321.

Wallace, Kathleen (1999): Anonymity. In: Ethics and Information Technology (1), 23-33.