Media Anthropology

Media Anthropology

by Eric W. (Walter) Rothenbuhler
     
 

Media Anthropology represents a convergence of issues and interests on anthropological approaches to the study of media. The purpose of this reader is to promote the identity of the field of study; identify its major concepts, methods, and bibliography; comment on the state of the art; and provide examples of current research. Based on original articles by leading

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Media Anthropology represents a convergence of issues and interests on anthropological approaches to the study of media. The purpose of this reader is to promote the identity of the field of study; identify its major concepts, methods, and bibliography; comment on the state of the art; and provide examples of current research. Based on original articles by leading scholars from several countries and academic disciplines, Media Anthropology provides essays introducing the issues, reviewing the field, forging new conceptual syntheses.

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ISBN-13:
9781412925556
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/05/2005
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Promise of Media Anthropology - Mihai Coman, University of Bucharest and Eric W. Rothenbuhler, Texas A&M University
PART I: HISTORIES AND DEBATES
Media Anthropology, An Introduction - Faye Ginsberg, New York University
The Profanity of the Media - Mark Hobart, University of London
Proposal for Mass Media Anthropology - Francisco Osorio, University of Chile
Cultural Anthropology and Mass Media: A Processual Approach - Mihai Coman, University of Bucharest
PART II: CONCEPTS AND METHODS
Media Rituals: Beyond Functionalism - Nick Couldry, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Ritual Media: Historical Perspectives and Social Functions - Pascal Lardellier, Université de Bourgogne, France
The Emergence of Religious Forms in Television - Günter Thomas, Universität Heidelberg
The Church of the Cult of the Individual - Eric Rothenbuhler, Texas A&M University
News as Myth: Daily News and Eternal Stories - Jack Lule, Lehigh University
News Stories and Myth - the Impossible Reunion? - Mihai Coman, University of Bucharest
News as Stories - Michael Schudson, University of Calfornia at San Diego
Performing Media: Toward an Ethnography of Intertextuality - Mark Peterson, Miami University
Audience Ethnographies: A Media Engagement Approach - Antonio La Pastina, Texas A&M University
Picturing Practices: Visual Anthropology and Media Ethnography - Graham Murdock and Sarah Pink
PART III: EVENTS, STORIES, ACTIVITIES
The Pope's Visit to Reunion Island - Daniel Dayan, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Ground Zero, the Firemen, and the Symbolics of Touch on 9/11 and After - Eric W. Rothenbuhler, Texas A&M University
Myths to the Rescue: How Live Television Intervenes in History - Tamar Liebes and Menahem Blondheim, Hebrew University of Jersusalem
Finding Aids to the Past: Bearing Personal Witness to Traumatic Public Events - Barbie Zelizer, Annenberg School for Communications, University of Pennsylvania
Telling What-a-Story News Through Myth and Ritual: The Middle East as Wild West - Daniel Berkowitz, University of Iowa
CJ's Revenge: A Case Study of News as Cultural Narrative - S. Elizabeth Bird, University of South Florida
Ritualized Play, Art, and Communication on Internet Relay Chat - Brenda Danet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Emerita) and Yale University
Religion and Meaning in the Digital Age: Field Research on Internet/Web Religion - Stewart M. Hoover and Jin Kyu Park, University of Colorado
Weaving Trickster: Myth and Tribal Encounters on the World Wide Web - Anita Hammer, University of Oslo
The Mass Media and the Transformation of Collective Identity: Quebec and Israel - Dov Shinar, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
PART IV: THEORY INTO PRACTICE
Media Anthropology: A Reflection and a New Media - Susan Allen, Kansas State University
Speaking with the Sources: Science Writes and Anthropologists - Merry Bruns, Center for Anthropology and Science Communications
The Journalist as Enthnographer? How Anthropology can Enrich Journalistic Practice - S. Elizabeth Bird, University of South Florida
Journalism Education and Practice - Gerd Kopper, University of Dortmund
The Public Sphere: Linking the Media and Civic Cultures - Peter Dahlgren, Lund University
About the Authors
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