Virtual Issue Discussion: Media Studies
In what ways do particular media technologies facilitate or inhibit political dialogue?
How might these technologies disrupt other ways of communicating?
How do the media ecologies described in these essays interact with other institutions?
Are there examples from the past year that might build on or serve as juxtapostions to the contexts described in these essays, for example, media coverage of post-election events in Iran; the debates over US healthcare reform; the global financial crisis; the war in Afghanistan?
Has Cultural Anthropology successfully engaged the ways in which media technologies are reshaping “community”, “politics”, and “subjectivities”? What areas and arenas are yet to be explored? What analytic lenses and cross-pollinations—within and beyond anthropology—would be useful for exploring media in Cultural Anthropology?