chapter  5
Case Study 1
BySharp Leadenhall
Pages 15

The most intensive case study of a networked anthropology that have conducted is the collaborative work with the residents of the South Baltimore community of Sharp Leadenhall in Baltimore. The Baltimore Ravens are a popular football team in the United States. A networked anthropology provides alternative formats, content, and delivery mechanisms for the history and current issues facing Baltimore residents through collaboration with local residents in the production of research and media about their community and their surroundings. The goal of the project is to utilize digital technologies to discuss urban life, identity, and representation in such a way that both interrogates the racial politics of place and outlines new possibilities for cooperation between academic institutions and urban neighborhoods involving civic education and resource sharing. As anthropologists with an orientation to visual anthropology and ethnographic film, the emphasis in research design was to integrate media into fieldwork with the possibility of creating a standard lineal documentary production of the neighborhood.