how anthropologists study modern media
PERSPECTIVES: AN OPEN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL
Nina Brown, Thomas McIlwraith, Laura Tubelle de González
2020 American Anthropological Association
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MEDIA ANTHROPOLOGY: MEDIA ANTHROPOLOGY:
MEANING, EMBODIMENT, MEANING, EMBODIMENT,
INFRASTRUCTURE, AND INFRASTRUCTURE, AND
Bryce Peake, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Learning Objectives Learning Objectives
• Describe the history of media anthropology including initial resistance to media as a topic of anthropological study.
• Identify the major categories of media that are studied by anthropologists.
• Explain how anthropologists explore the meaning of media and media experiences including the ways meaning can be shared
or contested by individuals and communities.
• Evaluate innovative approaches to media anthropology including autoethnography, photo voice, participatory photography,
• Assess the importance of mechanical and cultural infrastructure for the exchange of ideas.
Media is a word that can be used to describe a set of technologies that connect multiple people at one
time to shared content. Media anthropologists study mass communication (broadcast radio and tele-
vision) and digital media (Internet, streaming, and mobile telephony) with a particular interest in the
ways in which media are designed or adapted for use by specific communities or cultural groups. Many
research projects focus on media practices, the habits or behaviors of the people who produce media,
the audiences who interact with media, and everyone in between.
Many classic anthropological concepts are incorporated in studies of media.
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