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Jake Dean

Jake Dean

Jake W. Dean is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Dean received a BA in Anthropology and a BS in Earth & Space Exploration from Arizona State University. He also holds an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona. His current research investigates the consequences of Pacific gray whale conservation-as-development for communities on the Baja California Peninsula, including the green capitalist proposition of whale-watching and the creation of the gray whale as an object of conservation priority. He also researches the political ecology of sport and outdoor recreation, including service as the Graduate Student Chair of the Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association and the Book Reviews Editor for the Journal of Political Ecology.
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Digital Ethnography: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

The rise of the internet age and digital spaces has created a whole new world for ethnographic investigation.