Theorising Media and Practice

Birgit Brauchler (Redaktør) ; John Postill (Redaktør)

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. Les mer
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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.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

List of Figures

Preface



Introduction: Theorising Media and Practice

John Postill



PART I: MEDIA AS PRACTICE



Chapter 1. Theorising Media as Practice

Nick Couldry



Chapter 2. What Do We Mean by 'Media Practices'?

Mark Hobart



Chapter 3. Media as Practice: A Brief Exchange

Nick Couldry and Mark Hobart



PART II: MEDIA, CULTURE AND PRACTICE



Chapter 4. From Fan Practice to Mediated Moments: The Value of Practice Theory in the Understanding of Media Audiences

S. Elizabeth Bird



Chapter 5. Thick Context, Deep Epistemology: A Meditation on Wide-Angle Lenses on Media, Knowledge Production and the Concept of Culture

Debra Spitulnik



Chapter 6. 'But It Is My Habit to Read the Times': Metaculture and Practice in the Reading of Indian Newspapers

Mark A. Peterson



Chapter 7. Embedded/Embedding Media Practices and Cultural Production

Ursula Rao



PART III: MEDIA PRACTICES IN CONTEXT



Chapter 8. Communication, Cognition and Usage: Epistemological Considerations of Media Practices and Processes

Guido Ipsen



Chapter 9. Language-games, In/dividuals and Media Uses: What a Practice Perspective Should Imply for Media Studies

Jo Helle-Valle



Chapter 10. A Barthian Approach to Practice and Media: Internet Engagements among Teleworkers in Rural Denmark

Jens Kjaerulff



Chapter 11. Can Practice Theory Inspire Studies of ICTs in Everyday Life?

Toke H. Christensen and Inge Ropke



PART IV: NEW MEDIA PRODUCTION PRACTICES



Chapter 12. Playful Practices: Theorising 'New Media' Cultural Production

Elisenda Ardevol, Antoni Roig, Gemma San Cornelio, Ruth Pages and Pau Alsina



Chapter 13. Theorising the Practices of Free Software: The Movement

Christopher Kelty 1

Chapter 14. Cinematography and Camera Crew: Practice, Process and Procedure

Cathy Greenhalgh



Notes on Contributors

Index

List of Figures

Om forfatteren

John Postill received his Ph.D. in anthropology from University College London. He is Senior Lecturer in Media at Sheffield Hallam University and the author of Media and Nation Building (Berghahn, 2006) and Localizing the Internet (Berghahn, forthcoming). He has published widely on the anthropology of media and is the founder of the EASA Media Anthropology Network.