Radio Fields: Anthropology and Wireless Sound in the 21st Century (BOK)

Lucas Bessire, Daniel Fisher

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Radio is the most widespread electronic medium in the world today. As a form of technology that is both durable and relatively cheap, radio remains central to the everyday lives of billions of people around the globe. It is used as a call for prayer in Argentina and Appalachia, to organize political protest in Mexico and Libya, and for wartime communication in Iraq and Afghanistan. In urban centres it is played constantly in shopping malls, waiting rooms, and classrooms. Yet despite its omnipresence, it remains the media form least studied by anthropologists. Radio Fields employs ethnographic methods to reveal the diverse domains in which radio is imagined, deployed, and understood. Drawing on research from six continents, the volume demonstrates how the particular capacities and practices of radio provide singular insight into diverse social worlds, ranging from aboriginal Australia to urban Zambia. Together, the contributors address how radio creates distinct possibilities for rethinking such fundamental concepts as culture, communication, community, and collective agency.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Daniel Fisher, Lucas Bessire
Forlag
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780814738191
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,6cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 386 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Media studies, Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Radio & television industry