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Media, anthropology and public engagement.

Pink, S. and Abram, S. (2015) 'Media, anthropology and public engagement.', Oxford: Berghahn. Studies in public and applied anthropology. (9).


Media, Anthropology and Public Engagement looks at how changing public media and arts practices are enabling the emergence of a new public anthropology. In doing so, we address a set of key questions about anthropology’s public role. Each of the key terms in this phrase – public, anthropology, media, engagement – needs to be considered, since each has multiple referents and contested meanings. In this introduction, we set out the premises for understanding what an engaged anthropology can be, and how new media can be put to work to broad eff ect. The chapters in this collection demonstrate which questions must be asked, and how they can be addressed in practical terms as well as through intellectual argument, and illustrate how initiatives by a range of anthropologists in diff erent (largely anglophone) countries have adopted media into their practices.

Item Type:Book
Additional Information:Sample chapter deposited. Chapter 1: 'Introduction: mediating publics and anthropology.', pp. 1-22.
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Publisher statement:This excerpt is part of a larger work published by Berghahn Books ( Pink, Sarah and Abram, Simone. 2015. Media, Anthropology and Public Engagement. New York: Berghahn Books.
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:12 April 2016
Date of first online publication:October 2015
Date first made open access:10 October 2017

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