New media have provided humanity with increasingly diverse opportunities for expressing itself and communicating in time and space,with important consequences for culture and society, not least in transnational relations.

The course covers everything from print newsmedia to film, radio, TV and new social media, and production as well as consumption.

It offers an overview of concepts, theory and issues of method, while ethnographic examples provide comparative perspectives toward media use in different societies.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Use anthropological theories and concepts to identify and explain the development and use of media anthropology.
  • Relate anthropological theories to empirical case studies investigated during the course.
  • Apply ethnographic research methods to studies of media.