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Public Culture

Social Text

Theory, Culture and Society


Online Bibliographies in Media Anthropology

Media Studies articles in the journal Cultural Anthropology

Media Anthropology Bibliography (Media Anthropology Network)

Visual Anthropology Bibliography (Concordia University)

Ethnobase Information and Communication Technology Bibliography (LSE)

Ethnobase ICT Bibliography (LSE, recent additions)

Anthropology of Mass Media Bibliography (Mark Allen Peterson)

Anthropological Studies of News and Journalism (Mark Allen Peterson)

Weblog and Blog Reference List (Lois Ann Scheidt)


Other Anthropological and Research Databases

Anthropological Index Online

Anthropology Plus

Anthropology Resources on the Internet

JHU Library Databases in Anthropology / Sociology / Film and Media Studies

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Groups, Blogs, and Bookmarks

Culture Matters Blog Anthropology Bookmarks

Digital Ethnography Blog

The Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion, and the Public Sphere

media/anthropology blog

Media Anthropology Network

Photoethnography Blog

Savage Minds Anthropology Blog

Society for Visual Anthropology


Library Reserves: Books and Edited Collections on Media / Anthropology

A Companion to Film Theory, edited by T. Miller and R. Stam, Blackwell, 1999

Advertising Cultures, edited by Timothy Dewaal Malefyt and Brian Moeran, Berg, 2003

Anthropology and Mass Communication: Media and Myth in the New Millennium, Berghahn Books, 2005

“Anthropology and Mass Media,” Debra Spitulnik, Annual Review of Anthropology, 22: 293-315, 1993

Anthropology of Media: A Reader, edited by Kelly Askew and Richard Wilk, Blackwell, 2002

The Audience in Everyday Life: Living in a Media World, S. Elizabeth Berg, Routledge, 2003

Camera Indica: The Social Life of Indian Photographs, Chris Pinney, University of Chicago Press, 1998

The Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communication, Heather Horst and Daniel Miller, Berg Publishers, 2006

Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life, Gerald Goggin, Routledge, 2006

Cinema India: The Visual Culture of Hindi Film, Rachel Dwyer and Divia Patel, Reaktion Books, 2002

Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human, Tom Boellstorff, Princeton University Press, 2008

Cultural Producers in Perilous States: Editing Events, Documenting Change, edited by George Marcus, University of Chicago Press, 1997

Cultural Studies Reader, second edition, edited by Simon During, Routledge, 1999

Cybercultures Reader, edited by D. Bell and B. Kennedy, Routledge, 2000

Cyborgs and Citadels: Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences and Technologies, edited by Gary Lee Downey and Joseph Dumit, School of American Research Press, 1997

Desperately Seeking the Audience, Ien Eng, Routledge, 1991

Dramas of Nationhood: The Politics of Television in Egypt, Lila Abu-Lughod, University of Chicago Press, 2005

Ethical Soundscape: Cassette Sermons and Islamic Counterpublics, Charles Hirschkind, Columbia University Press, 2006

Foreign News: Exploring the World of Foreign Correspondents, Ulf Hannerz, University of Chicago Press, 2004

Global Bollywood: Transnational Travels of the Song-Dance Sequence, Sangita Gopal and Sujata Moorti, University of Minnesota Press, 2008

Gramaphone, Film, Typewriter, Friedrich Kittler, Stanford University Press, 1999

Hip-Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization, Ian Condry, Duke University Press, 2006

Hollywood: The Dream Factory, Hortense Powdermaker, Arno Press, 1950

The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach, Daniel Miller, Berg Publishers, 2001

Internet in Everyday Life, edited by B. Wellman and C. Haythornthwaite, Blackwell, 2002

Japanese Cybercultures, edited by N. Gottlieb and M. McLelland, Routledge Curzon, 2002

Making Meaning in Indian Cinema, edited by Ravi Vasudevan, Oxford University Press, 2000

Media and Cultural Studies: KeyWorks, revised edition, edited by Meenakshi Gigi Durham and Douglas Kellner, Blackwell, 2006

Media Worlds, edited by Faye Ginsburg, Lila Abu-Lughod, Brian Larkin, University of California Press, 2002

Mediated: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It, Thomas de Zengotita, Bloomsbury, 2005

The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects, Marshall McLuhan with Quentin Fiore, Gingko Press, 2001

Melodrama and Asian Cinema, edited by Wimal Dissanayake, Cambridge University Press, 2005

Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Youth Culture, edited by Andrew Ross and Tricia Rose, Routledge, 1994

Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination, Anne Allison, University of California Press, 2006

Mobile Cultures: New Media in Queer Asia, Duke University Press, 2003

More than a Music Box: Radio Cultures and Communities in a Multi-Media World, edited by Andrew Crisell, Berghahn Books, 2006

Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk, Public Performance, Cambridge University Press, 2002

Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life, edited by M. Ito, D. Okabe, and M. Matsuda, MIT Press, 2005

Photography's Other Histories, edited by Christopher Pinney and Nicolas Peterson, Duke University Press, 2003

Picturing Culture: Explorations of Film and Anthropology, Jay Ruby, University of Chicago Press, 2000

Picturing Personhood: Brain Scans and Biomedical Identity, Joseph Dumit, Princeton University Press, 2004

Pleasure and the Nation: The History, Politics, and Consumption of Public Culture in India, edited by Rachel Dwyer and Christopher Pinney, Oxford University Press, 2001

Producing Public Television, Producing Public Culture, Barry Dornfeld, Princeton University Press, 1998

Production Culture: Industrial Reflexivity and Critical Practice in Film and Television, John Thornton Caldwell, Duke University Press, 2008

Radio Cultures: The Sound Medium in American Life, edited by Michael C. Keith, Peter Lang 2008

Reinventing Film Studies, edited by Christine Gledhill and Linda Williams, Arnold, 2000

Religion and Media, edited by Hent de Vries and Samuel Weber, Stanford University Press, 2001

Religion, Media, and the Public Sphere, edited by Birgit Meyer and Annelies Moors, Indiana University Press, 2005

Rethinking Visual Anthropology, edited by Marcus Banks and Howard Morphy, Yale University Press, 1997

Romance on a Global Stage: Pen Pals, Virtual Ethnography, and “Mail Order” Marriages, Nicole Constable, University of California Press, 2003

Screening Culture, Viewing Politics: An Ethnography of Television, Womanhood, and Nation in Postcolonial India, Purnima Mankekar, Duke University Press, 1999

Shoveling Smoke: Advertising and Globalization in Contemporary India, William Mazzarella, Duke University Press, 2003

Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria, Brian Larkin, Duke University Press, 2008

Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses, Laura Marks, Duke University Press, 2000

Society of the Spectacle, Guy Debord, Zone Books, 1995

Structures of Participation in Digital Culture, edited by Joe Karaganis, Columbia University Press, 2008

Television Studies Reader, edited by R. Allen and A. Hill, Routledge, 2004

Understanding Media: A Popular Philosophy, Dominic Boyer, Prickly Paradigm Press, 2007

Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media, Ella Shohat and Robert Stam, Routledge, 1994

Visual Culture: The Reader, edited by Jessica Evans and Stuart Hall, Sage, 1999

Visual Culture Reader, second editon, edited by Nicholas Mirzoeff, Routledge, 2001

Watching Dallas: Soap Opera and the Melodramatic Imagination, Ien Ang, Routledge, 1985

Web Studies: Rewiring Media Studies for the Digital Age, edited by D. Gauntlett, Oxford University Press, 2000