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:
- 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
part Part I|46 pages
part Part II|224 pages
part A|54 pages
Media as Infrastructure
chapter 4|12 pages chapter 5|12 pages part B|66 pages
Media as Practice
chapter 9|13 pages chapter 10|12 pages part C|60 pages
Media as Materiality
chapter 14|13 pages chapter 15|16 pages part D|42 pages
Media as Representation
part Part III|296 pages
part A|42 pages
chapter 20|12 pages part B|50 pages
Social Inequality and Marginalisation
chapter 25|13 pages part C|46 pages
Identities and Social Change
part D|54 pages
chapter 32|11 pages part E|38 pages
chapter 34|11 pages chapter 35|13 pages part F|64 pages
Emerging Technologies and Contemporary Challenges