Course Number

ANTH 374/FMST 374

Course Title

Anthropology of Media

Course Date

Spring 2015

Course Level


Professor or Professors' Departmental/Program Affiliation

Emilio Spadola, Sociology and Anthropology

Document Type



Film and Media Studies, Sociology and Anthropology


This course explores the force of communicative and technological media in contemporary cultures, and more specifically, the historical emergence and reproduction of mass-­‐mediated societies and subjects in Western and non-­‐Western contexts. Repeated themes and questions in texts and discussions include:

• How are human societies and selves mediated and produced by communication infrastructures and practices?

• How are modern electronic or mass mediated communications transforming human selves and societies?

• How do 21st century media transformations depart from or intensify 19th-­‐ 20th changes?


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