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ItemIntroduction(Modern Language Association, 2007) Durington, Matthew Slover; Green, Lesley J. F.; Towson University, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal JusticeThe articles collected for this issue of Critical Arts provide a number of different entrées into the practice of media anthropology while remaining true to the origins of this particular journal by providing a space where academics from a variety of backgrounds and positions may utilise an interdisciplinary approach. It is our position that through an interdisciplinary approach to media and culture some of the most novel approaches to understanding this relationship can occur. The studies collected represent journeys, experiments, and what we would like to offer as possible innovations in the study of media and culture from, or influenced by, an anthropological perspective. ItemIntroduction: the stakes of whiteness studies(Wiley Blackwell, 2009-04) Durington, Matthew Slover; Towson University, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal JusticeAn introduction to a series of essays about racism and whiteness in the U.S. Included are information on anthropology's contribution to critical whiteness studies, the complexity by which whiteness in its various manifestations intersects with other identity formations, the continued strength of anthropological sensibilities in relation to the interrogation of interpretive repertoires of social life and their entanglement with rhetoric/realities of race, and a critique of racism in the U.S.