ANTH 303: Anthropology of Digital Media

Facebook, Twitter, Email, Skype, WhatsApp, the Internet: digital media pervade life around the globe and shape our sense of being human today. But what is new about new media? What do they do to social life, and how? And what is a medium, anyway? Is there social life without mediation?

In this course we set out by inquiring into how anthropologists and other scholars study media and mediation, new and old. We continue by considering in detail how migrants use (new) media, and we practice ethnographic methods for explorations of our own.

ANTH 303 is taught by Götz Hoeppe