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ANTH 378 Anthropology of Media

Analysis of contemporary mass media and of the anthropological use of media (photography, film, digital audio and video, etc.).

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Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
ANTH 378 001Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed14:0015:30

ANTH378 (Anthropology of Media):

Anthropology of media is a sub-field of sociocultural anthropology that explores cultural aspects of media production and consumption. Although in this course we will focus most of our attention on communication technologies, we also ask what else can be included in the category of media. We perhaps all agree that newspapers, social media apps, billboards, talk shows, and music albums belong to the category of media. But how about sonograms and MRI images? Is the street not also a medium? Topics include media power and promotional culture, economy of attention, and social media-fueled movements.