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The Routledge Companion to Media Anthropology

Edited by: Elisabetta Costa , Patricia G. Lange , Nell Haynes , Jolynna Sinanan

Print publication date:  September  2022
Online publication date:  September  2022

Print ISBN: 9781032007762
eBook ISBN: 9781003175605
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The Routledge Companion to Media Anthropology provides a broad overview of the widening and flourishing area of media anthropology, and outlines key themes, debates, and emerging directions.

The Routledge Companion to Media Anthropology draws together the work of scholars from across the globe, with rich ethnographic studies that address a wide range of media practices and forms. Comprising 41 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Companion is divided into three parts:

  • Histories

  • Approaches

  • Thematic Considerations.

The chapters offer wide-ranging explorations of how forms of mediation influence communication, social relationships, cultural practices, participation, and social change, as well as production and access to information and knowledge. This volume considers new developments, and highlights the ways in which anthropology can contribute to the study of the human condition and the social processes in which media are entangled.

This is an indispensable teaching resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and an essential text for scholars working across the areas that media anthropology engages with, including anthropology, sociology, media and cultural studies, internet and communication studies, and science and technology studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Media Anthropology and the Digital Challenge Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Indigenous Media Download PDF
Chapter  3:  A Longitudinal Study of Media in Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  4:  “Here, Listen to My CD-R” Download PDF
Chapter  5:  “Technology is Wonderful Until It Isn't” Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Media Migration Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Digitally Natural Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Media Practices and Their Social Effects Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Television is Not a Democracy Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Producing Place through Play Download PDF
Chapter  11:  PhotoMedia as Anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Content-as-Practice Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Materiality of the Virtual in Urban Space Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Anthropology and Digital Media Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Cloudwork Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Media Anthropology and Emerging Technologies Download PDF
Chapter  17:  #Everest Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Postcolonial Digital Collections Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Ethnographies of the Digitally Dispossessed Download PDF
Chapter  20:  “Friends from WeChat groups” Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Mediated Money and Social Relationships among Hong Kong Cross-Boundary Students Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Narratives of Digital Intimacy Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Mediating Hopes Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Digital Inequality and Relatedness in India after Access Download PDF
Chapter  25:  In This Together Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Black Gamer's Refuge Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Inking Identity Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Being Known and Becoming Famous in Kampala, Uganda Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Hall of Mirrors Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Media Anthropology and the Crisis of Facts Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Conspiracy Media Ecologies and the Case for Guerilla Anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Researching Political Trolls as Instruments of Political Conservatism in Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Performing Conservatism Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Algorithmic violence in everyday life and the role of media anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Queer and Muslim? Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Queer Sousveillance Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The algorithmic silhouette Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Unlocking heritage in situ  Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Precarity, discrimination and (in)visibility Download PDF
Chapter  40:  AI Design and Everyday Logics in the Kalahari Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Ethnography of/and Virtual Reality Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Afterword Download PDF
Appendix Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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