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Stephanie Takaragawa <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 23 Feb 2001 14:26:33 -0500
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Call for Papers
American Anthropological Association 100th Annual Meeting
100 Years of Anthropology: The Transformation of a Discipline Washington, DC,
November 28-December 2, 2001

transmitting culture: media, anthropology, electronic feed-back circuits

The relationship of the mass media and culture has been approached from
various fields including the early observations of critical theorists to the
indigenous media studies carried out most notably in visual anthropology.
Under this rubric, agency becomes displaced, misplaced or fore-grounded,
opening up avenues for culturally subversive reclamations and demarcations of
space and self.  In here lie areas of resistance, representation, culture
jamming and various avenues to explore the media as a site for the manufacture
of culture, transformations of language and image use.

As electronic media become more interactive and instantaneous, there occurs a
narrowing of the feedback loop.  Commercial messages tailored to modify the
behavior of a consuming public are also themselves constantly changing in
response to the dynamic audience.
Because of the heightened immediacy and far-reach of late electronic media,
resistance often takes the form of attempts to subvert messages.  Such
resistance begins to infiltrate the system at varying points, as the
audiences' sophistication towards media literacy increases.
Our interests lie in exploring what culture jamming, media pranks, hoaxes and
other forms of subversion say about the maintenance and reproduction of
culture and social structure.

Please send 250 abstract by MARCH 25 to
Jay Gabriel at [log in to unmask]

Temple University
Dept of Anthropology
Gladfelter Hall 238
Philadelphia PA 19122
Fax 215-204-1410

for further information or questions email Stephanie Takaragawa
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Stephanie Takaragawa
Temple University
Visual Anthropology

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