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.

Events, Stories, Activities
Events, stories, activities

The ten case studies collected in Part III could be organized in a variety of ways. Of course they can each be read for the intrinsic interest of their case study materials: religion, artistic play, and group identity on the Web; construction of national identity through media and language in Québec and Israel; the rescue workers and 9-11; trauma, fear, and media practices. Each also represents a particular intersection of the concepts, methods, and issues that animate media anthropology. The chapters could be read to reflect the conceptual order of the chapters in Part II. Dayan's and Hoover and Park's chapters address religion. Shinar's, Danet's, Rothenbuhler's, Liebes and Blondheim's, and Zelizer's are each about ritual in their varying ways. Hammer's ...

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