Media Anthropology

Media Anthropology

by Eric W. (Walter) Rothenbuhler
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412906709

ISBN-13: 9781412906708

Pub. Date: 05/05/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Media Anthropology is an interdisciplinary reader that represents a convergence of issues and interests on anthropological approaches to the study of media. While other books on this topic examine traditional anthropology and push that field toward the media, in this book, editors Eric W. Rothenbuhler and Mihai Coman take a novel approach by analyzing media studies…  See more details below

Overview

Media Anthropology is an interdisciplinary reader that represents a convergence of issues and interests on anthropological approaches to the study of media. While other books on this topic examine traditional anthropology and push that field toward the media, in this book, editors Eric W. Rothenbuhler and Mihai Coman take a novel approach by analyzing media studies and guiding that field toward anthropological thinking. This anthology charts media anthropology as a field of study and provides examples of current research that identify its major concepts and methods in chapters written by leading scholars from several countries and academic disciplines.

Media Anthropology is an excellent textbook for undergraduate and graduate students studying media anthropology in Communication and Media Studies, Journalism, Anthropology, Sociology, and Cultural Studies programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412906708
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/05/2005
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

1The promise of media anthropology1
2Media anthropology : an introduction17
3The profanity of the media26
4Proposal for mass media anthropology36
5Cultural anthropology and mass media : a processual approach46
6Media rituals : beyond functionalism59
7Ritual media : historical perspectives and social functions70
8The emergence of religious forms in television79
9The church of the cult of the individual91
10News as myth : daily news and eternal stories101
11News stories and myth - the impossible reunion?111
12News as stories121
13Performing media : toward an ethnography of intertextuality129
14Audience ethnographies : a media engagement approach139
15Picturing practices : visual anthropology and media ethnography149
16The pope at reunion : hagiography, casting, and imagination165
17Ground Zero, the firemen, and the symbolics of touch on 9-11 and after176
18Myths to the rescue : how live television intervenes in history188
19Finding aids to the past : bearing personal witness to traumatic public events199
20Telling what-a-story news through myth and ritual : the Middle East as wild west210
21CJ's revenge : a case study of news as cultural narrative220
22Ritualized play, art, and communication on Internet relay chat229
23The anthropology of religious meaning making in the digital age247
24Weaving trickster : myth and tribal encounters on the World Wide Web260
25The mass media and the transformation of collective identity : Quebec and Israel269
26Activist media anthropology : antidote to extremist worldviews285
27Speaking with the sources : science writers and anthropologists295
28The journalist as ethnographer? : how anthropology can enrich journalistic practice301
29Journalism education and practice309
30The public sphere : linking the media and civic cultures318

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