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Media Anthropology

Media Anthropology

by Susan L. Allen
     
 

Decisions are being made everywhere for which anthropologists have essential input, and it must be made available. The comfortable privacy of the academy is no longer a refuge. To address the wider society will require new skills, many of which are described in this volume. . . . There are not two audiences--'the profession' and the general public--there

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Decisions are being made everywhere for which anthropologists have essential input, and it must be made available. The comfortable privacy of the academy is no longer a refuge. To address the wider society will require new skills, many of which are described in this volume. . . . There are not two audiences--'the profession' and the general public--there are many. Many of the chapters in this volume should be read as first efforts to convey the subcultures of different professional worlds . . . When anthropologists become effective communicators it is because they pay attention to ethnographies of communication and respect the values of their audiences. At a time when more and more decisions require the contributions of anthropologists, no small group of virtuosi or specialists can be sufficient for the task. From the Foreword by Mary Catherine Bateson

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Promotes the creation of a new discipline specializing in communicating anthropological ideas through mass media. Contributors explore the challenges and opportunities of anthropologists working as writers and producers for the print and broadcast media. Also includes a proto-history of the field and a suggestion of what a professional media anthropologist would do. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897893428
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Pages:
208

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