The promises (and limits) of Ethnography in Digital Media Studies

Date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
To: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 
5:00 PM
To: 
6:30 PM
Venue: 
Social Science Case Study Room
LECTURE SERIES IN SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
presents
 
The promises (and limits) of Ethnography in Digital Media Studies
A lecture by Anna Cristina Pertierra
Western Sydney University


 
Once regarded as the particular realm of anthropologists, ethnography has become a method of choice across much of the humanities and social sciences. In recent years, the explosion of digital media has prompted many researchers to turn to ethnography as a framework for explaining new mediated and cultural practices. But what exactly are the promises of ethnography? And what are its limits? Who gets to decide what ethnography should look like? How has it evolved within and across the different fields of anthropology, media studies and cultural studies? This presentation draws from the recently published Media Anthropology for the Digital Age (Polity 2018).
 
The SY 2017-18 Lecture Series is convened by Dr. Jose Jowel Canuday and Dr. Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu.
 
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