Tag: media studies

Book Review: Driving With Strangers: What Hitchhiking Tells Us about Humanity by Jonathan Purkis

Rose Deller , August 18th, 2022


In Driving With Strangers: What Hitchhiking Tells Us about Humanity, Jonathan Purkis argues that the nature of hitchhiking and its place in the world has important things to tell…


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Book Review: The Digital Border: Migration, Technology, Power by Lilie Chouliaraki and Myria Georgiou

Rose Deller , August 15th, 2022


In The Digital Border: Migration, Technology, Power, Lilie Chouliaraki and Myria Georgiou explore how digital technologies are shaping experiences of migration today, focusing particularly on the 2015…


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Book Review: Genre Publics: Popular Music, Technologies, and Class in Indonesia by Emma Baulch

Rose Deller , March 17th, 2022


In Genre Publics: Popular Music, Technologies, and Class in Indonesia, Emma Baulch explores the interconnections between the Indonesian public sphere and popular music. This is a rich contribution to…


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Book Review: Tradition in the Frame: Photography, Power and Imagination in Sfakia, Crete by Konstantinos Kalantzis

Rose Deller , February 25th, 2022


In Tradition in the Frame: Photography, Power and Imagination in Sfakia, Crete, Konstantinos Kalantzis explores the experiences of Sfakians in Crete to reflect on how tradition is made meaningful…


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From Amusement to Conscientization: The Purpose of Media Literacy in the Age of Misinformation

Annie Arulraj , February 15th, 2022


In one of my first classes in my Undergraduate program in Media Studies, our Professor displayed a prominent newspaper. The masthead and the front page borders were red…


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Book Review: The Digital Disconnect by Ellen Helsper

Rose Deller , January 31st, 2022


In The Digital Disconnect, Ellen Helsper explores how digital and social inequalities are interlinked and what we might do to prevent them. Utilising an intersectional perspective and showing careful…


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Book Review: The Creative Underclass: Youth, Race and the Gentrifying City by Tyler Denmead

Rose Deller , July 15th, 2021


In The Creative Underclass: Youth, Race and the Gentrifying City, Tyler Denmead reflects on his role in founding New Urban Arts, an arts and humanities programme primarily for young people…


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Reviews: Theorising Media & Conflict

philbu , March 30th, 2021


This post compiles extracts of published reviews of the edited volume Theorising Media & Conflict (eds. P. Budka & B. Bräuchler, Berghahn Books, 2020). Younes Saramifar (Free University…


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Interview: Theorising Media & Conflict

philbu , March 14th, 2021


In an interview for the University of Vienna’s Uni:view Magazin, I am talking about the edited volume Theorising Media and Conflict (Berghahn Books, 2020), its purpose, conclusions and…


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Author Interview: Q and A with Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross, authors of Parenting for a Digital Future

Rose Deller , August 7th, 2020


In this author interview, we speak to Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross about their new book, Parenting for a Digital Future, which draws on interviews and a national…


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Author Interview: Q and A with Dr Simidele Dosekun on Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture

Rose Deller , July 16th, 2020


In this author interview, we speak to Dr Simidele Dosekun about her new book, Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture, which reflects on ideas about postfeminist self…


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Book: Theorising Media and Conflict

philbu , February 19th, 2020


Budka, P., & Bräuchler, B. (Eds.). (2020). Theorising media and conflict. Anthropology of Media. New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books. Cover Theorising Media & Conflict Theorising Me…


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From Hollywood to Hitler: Rethinking the Cultural Politics of Propaganda

Maximilian C. Forte , January 6th, 2020


What is propaganda? What does cinema reveal about the Third Reich and its people? What are German films about during the Third Reich? What do they reveal? And…


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Infrastructure after disasters

megfinn , January 15th, 2019


On October 21, 1868, at approximately eight o’clock in the morning, a major earthquake on the Hayward Fault near Oakland, California shook the Bay Area. The earthquake caused…


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We Have Never Been Digital Anthropologists

Crystal Abidin , February 3rd, 2018


anthro{dendum} welcomes guest blogger Rebekah Cupitt, contributing the third post in the Private Messages from the Field series edited by Crystal Abidin and Gabriele de Seta. We Have Never Been…


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The diachronic ethnography of media: from social changing to actual social changes

John Postill , June 21st, 2017


Postill, J. 2017. The diachronic ethnography of media: from social changing to actual social changes. Moment, Journal of Cultural Studies 4(1): 19-43. PDF Abstract In this article I…


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CFA: Theorising Media and Conflict

John Postill , February 1st, 2016


John Postill (RMIT) Philipp Budka (Vienna) Birgit Bräuchler (Monash), eds. In a recent survey of the interdisciplinary literature on media and conflict, Schoemaker and Stremlau (2014) found that…


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CFP: Media, culture and change across the Pacific

John Postill , August 13th, 2015


by Raul Castro, via the EASA Media Anthropology Network mailing list Call for Papers Media, culture and change across the Pacific: perspectives from Asia, Oceania and the Americas…


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From Home Movies to Homs

Haidy Geismar , May 19th, 2015


The amateur film is becoming a global visual lingua franca, a consequence of the conjuncture of the digital with new and widely accessible film technologies (notably the camera…


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20. Hacking politics: civic struggles to politicize technologies

John Postill , May 2nd, 2015


This is the 20th of 42 posts in the ongoing Freedom technologists series. By Sebastian Kubitschko via Civic Media Project Despite the longstanding equating of hacking as infused…


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16. A letter from Jakarta

John Postill , March 21st, 2015


Many years ago, in 1987, I left Madrid and came to Jakarta to become a journalist. For about a year, I was a trainee at Tempo magazine and…


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15. Location technologists: the politics of digital media in a ‘special region’ of Indonesia

John Postill , March 16th, 2015


Chapter proposal to Location Technologies in International Context, Rowan Wilken (Swinburne Uni of Tech), Gerard Goggin (U of Sydney) & Heather Horst (RMIT), eds. John Postill RMIT University…


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14. Field theory, media change and the new citizen movements

John Postill , March 5th, 2015


This draft article is the fourteenth post in the freedom technologists series. Field theory, media change and the new citizen movements: the case of Spain’s ‘real democracy turn’,…


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