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Media Anthropology

Media Anthropology

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May 2005 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This is a state-of-the-art overview of anthropological approaches to the study of media. An international team of contributors identify the major concepts, methods and bibliography involved and provide examples of current research. Together they introduce the issues, review the field and forge new conceptual syntheses. The book contains a `Theory into Practice' section that shows how anthropological concepts and methods can improve the teaching and practice of media and journalism studies.
Mihai Coman, University of Bucharest and Eric W. Rothenbuhler, Texas A&M University
The Promise of Media Anthropology
Faye Ginsberg, New York University
Media Anthropology, An Introduction
Mark Hobart, University of London
The Profanity of the Media
Francisco Osorio, University of Chile
Proposal for Mass Media Anthropology
Mihai Coman, University of Bucharest
Cultural Anthropology and Mass Media: A Processual Approach
Nick Couldry, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Media Rituals: Beyond Functionalism
Pascal Lardellier, Université de Bourgogne, France
Ritual Media: Historical Perspectives and Social Functions
Günter Thomas, Universität Heidelberg
The Emergence of Religious Forms in Television
Eric Rothenbuhler, Texas A&M University
The Church of the Cult of the Individual
Jack Lule, Lehigh University
News as Myth: Daily News and Eternal Stories
Mihai Coman, University of Bucharest
News Stories and Myth - the Impossible Reunion?
Michael Schudson, University of Calfornia at San Diego
News as Stories
Mark Peterson, Miami University
Performing Media: Toward an Ethnography of Intertextuality
Antonio La Pastina, Texas A&M University
Audience Ethnographies: A Media Engagement Approach
Graham Murdock and Sarah Pink
Picturing Practices: Visual Anthropology and Media Ethnography
Daniel Dayan, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
The Pope's Visit to Reunion Island
Eric W. Rothenbuhler, Texas A&M University
Ground Zero, the Firemen, and the Symbolics of Touch on 9/11 and After
Tamar Liebes and Menahem Blondheim, Hebrew University of Jersusalem
Myths to the Rescue: How Live Television Intervenes in History
Barbie Zelizer, Annenberg School for Communications, University of Pennsylvania
Finding Aids to the Past: Bearing Personal Witness to Traumatic Public Events
Daniel Berkowitz, University of Iowa
Telling What-a-Story News Through Myth and Ritual: The Middle East as Wild West
S. Elizabeth Bird, University of South Florida
CJ's Revenge: A Case Study of News as Cultural Narrative
Brenda Danet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Emerita) and Yale University
Ritualized Play, Art, and Communication on Internet Relay Chat
Stewart M. Hoover and Jin Kyu Park, University of Colorado
Religion and Meaning in the Digital Age: Field Research on Internet/Web Religion
Anita Hammer, University of Oslo
Weaving Trickster: Myth and Tribal Encounters on the World Wide Web
Dov Shinar, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
The Mass Media and the Transformation of Collective Identity: Quebec and Israel
Susan Allen, Kansas State University
Media Anthropology: A Reflection and a New Media
Merry Bruns, Center for Anthropology and Science Communications
Speaking with the Sources: Science Writes and Anthropologists
S. Elizabeth Bird, University of South Florida
The Journalist as Enthnographer? How Anthropology can Enrich Journalistic Practice
Gerd Kopper, University of Dortmund
Journalism Education and Practice
Peter Dahlgren, Lund University
The Public Sphere: Linking the Media and Civic Cultures
About the Authors

"[The book] represents a discussion of what anthropology might mean for the communication field in terms of both the kinds of content as well as different approaches to audience reception."

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Eric W. Rothenbuhler

Eric W. Rothenbuhler is Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University.  He was previously Director of Graduate Media Studies at New School University (2001-04) and on the faculty of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa (1985-2001).  At Iowa he was an affiliated faculty member with American Studies and faculty advisor to the student radio station, KRUI, 89.7 FM, where he also had a weekly radio show on the history of rhythm and blues.  He earned his doctorate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California in 1985 and the BA and MA from Ohio State University.  He has... More About Author

Mihai Coman

Mihai Coman Born in Fagaras, Romania, in 1953, Mihai Coman has graduated from the College of Letters within the University of Bucharest (1976), and holds a PhD in Letters (1985). He was teacher in a Romanian high school (1976-1982), journalist (1982-1989) and publisher (1989-1990). He was the first Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Studies within the University of Bucharest, and the first coordinator of doctoral studies in communications. Mihai Coman is considered to be the founder of journalism and communication education in Romania. Until 1989 he had specialized in cultural anthropology studies on Romanian folklore.... More About Author

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