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Volume 10

Anthropology of Media

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Theorising Media and Conflict

Edited by Philipp Budka and Birgit Bräuchler
Afterword by John Postill

350 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-682-1 $149.00/£110.00 / Hb / Published (April 2020)

ISBN  978-1-80073-648-1 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Published (February 2023)

eISBN 978-1-78920-683-8 eBook

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“The present format does not allow me to do justice to all the contributions, but I can highly recommend the reader to take a closer look at [this volume that] brings new perspectives to the table and helps us move our attention from quantitative evaluations of the role of media in conflicts to the everyday media practices in conflict areas… The book is an ethnographic contribution to the study of media and conflict, adding qualitative research to a field where quantitative studies traditionally have dominated. It is easily accessible,and I believe that it is of relevance for students and researchers within the fields of media, communication and conflict. I hope that the volume finds the audience it deserves.” • Global Media Journal

“This volume is a welcome addition to security and war studies, communication, journalism and social sciences at large. All students who wonder how to study conflict without coming under fire could highly benefit from this book.” • Media, War and Conflict


Theorising Media and Conflict brings together anthropologists as well as media and communication scholars to collectively address the elusive and complex relationship between media and conflict. Through epistemological and methodological reflections and the analyses of various case studies from around the globe, this volume provides evidence for the co-constitutiveness of media and conflict and contributes to their consolidation as a distinct area of scholarship. Practitioners, policymakers, students and scholars who wish to understand the lived realities and dynamics of contemporary conflicts will find this book invaluable.

Philipp Budka is Research Associate and Lecturer in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna. He is the co-editor of Ritualisierung – Mediatisierung – Performance (Vienna University Press, 2019) and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes.

Birgit Bräuchler is Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, and a senior research fellow at Monash University, Melbourne. She is author of Cyberidentities at War (Berghahn, 2013) and The Cultural Dimension of Peace (Palgrave, 2015), editor of Reconciling Indonesia (Routledge, 2009) and Patterns of Im/mobility, Conflict and Identity (Routledge, 2022) and co-editor of Theorising Media and Practice (Berghahn, 2010) with John Postill, and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals.

Subject: Media StudiesAnthropology (General)


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