Theorising Media and Practice (Anthropology of Media #4) (Paperback)

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Theorising Media and Practice (Anthropology of Media #4) (Paperback)

By Birgit Bräuchler (Editor), John Postill (Editor)


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Although practice theory has been a mainstay of social theory for nearly three decades, so far it has had very limited impact on media studies. This book draws on the work of practice theorists such as Wittgenstein, Foucault, Bourdieu, Barth and Schatzki and rethinks the study of media from the perspective of practice theory. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from places such as Zambia, India, Hong Kong, the United States, Britain, Norway and Denmark, the contributors address a number of important themes: media as practice; the interlinkage between media, culture and practice; the contextual study of media practices; and new practices of digital production. Collectively, these chapters make a strong case for the importance of theorising the relationship between media and practice and thereby adding practice theory as a new strand to the study of anthropology of media.

Product Details ISBN: 9781845457457
ISBN-10: 1845457455
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2010
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Anthropology of Media