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From media anthropology to anthropomediality

  • Media anthropology is a new and interdisciplinary field of research with very different subjects and methods that seems to be already heavily informed by a comparatively narrow understanding of media as mass media (e.g. TV, Internet, social web, etc.). Therefore, most theories in this field, at least implicitly, employ a hierarchical and often dichotomic preconception of the two poles ofMedia anthropology is a new and interdisciplinary field of research with very different subjects and methods that seems to be already heavily informed by a comparatively narrow understanding of media as mass media (e.g. TV, Internet, social web, etc.). Therefore, most theories in this field, at least implicitly, employ a hierarchical and often dichotomic preconception of the two poles of media-human relations, by analysing the operationalities and ontologies of the human and the media independently from one another. This article deviates from this line of thought by advocating an expanded, symmetrical and relational understanding of the terms media and human, taking them as always already intermingled facets of a broader dynamic configuration. Starting from a consideration of the historically powerful, yet overlooked media of the so-called habitat diorama, the heuristic concept of “anthropomediality” is to be developed. Eventually, this relational approach may open up a new, interesting field for interrogation of (media-)anthropological analysis in general.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Article
Author: Tim Othold, Christiane Voss
DOI (Cite-Link):https://doi.org/10.25643/bauhaus-universitaet.3157Cite-Link
URN (Cite-Link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-20170425-31573Cite-Link
Parent Title (English):Anthropological Notebooks
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2017/04/25
Year of first Publication:2015
Release Date:2017/04/25
Publishing Institution:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Institutes:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / In Zusammenarbeit mit der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
First Page:75
Last Page:82
Tag:media anthropology, anthropomediality, anthropological knowledge, museum exhibitions, diorama, relationality
GND Keyword:Medien; Anthropologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Sozialwissenschaften / 300 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie
BKL-Classification:05 Kommunikationswissenschaft / 05.20 Kommunikation und Gesellschaft
05 Kommunikationswissenschaft / 05.39 Massenkommunikation, Massenmedien: Sonstiges
Licence (German):License Logo Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)