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Age of Peers, Inc.
Background in US culture post Civil War and that remains an interest. But primary focus now more on informatics and theories and practices of commons-based networks and communities. As well, I find this aspect of today's modernity compelling: The seeming changes in the way individual and community identity is conceived (and subject to interpellation) and the ways in which these have pressured representations of character and person in law and fictive accounts.
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Amstdy
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies
Library and Information Science
Management and Leadership Studies
PhD UC Berkeley, English: US literature and culture, post Civil War; dissertation on "Tramping": the bourgeois romance of the vagabond at the end of the 19th century. My professional work has, however, involved open-source communities, in particular, OpenOffice.org, and other open-source and open-standard efforts. Since 2011, I've focused more on open community strategy and identity: the ways in which groups declare identity--and then maintain it, and the way by which a "commons" is established and, possibly, continued.