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    • Anthropology By the Wire 

      Durington, Matthew Slover; Collins, Samuel Gerald (2012)
      Anthropology by the Wire is a multi-media research project on urban and visual anthropology in Baltimore that is part of a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates grant at Towson University. In ...
    • "The Anthropology of Media" and "Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain" 

      Durington, Matthew Slover (American Ethnological Society, 2004-02)
      Book reviews of "Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain". Faye D. Ginsburg, Lila Abu‐Lughod, and Brian Larkin, eds. Berkeley: University of California Press and "The Anthropology of Media: A Reader". Kelly Askew and ...
    • Baltimore steel stories 

      Durington, Matthew Slover; Collins, Samuel Gerald; Rines, Cameron (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015-11)
      The article offers information on the efforts to chronicle the economic and personal changes people have endured in Baltimore, Maryland, to make sense of their lives and represent the contradictions of capitalism which ...
    • Civic Engagement and Gentrification Issues in Metropolitan Baltimore 

      Durington, Matthew Slover; Maddox, Camee; Ruhf, Adrienne; Gass, Shana; Schwermer, Justin (Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, 2009)
      Since the fall of 2006 a number of Towson University students concentrating in the discipline of anthropology have been part of a civic engagement and service-learning project focusing on an historic African-American ...
    • Conference review: AnthropologyCon 2017 

      Collins, Samuel Gerald; Durington, Matthew Slover; Gonzalez-Tennant, Edward; Lorenc, Marc; Mizer, Nick (Wiley-Blackwell, 2018)
      AnthropologyCon 2017 transpired across multiple sites at the annual American Anthropology Association meeting in Washington, DC. The first event included a workshop on “Anthropology of/through Games” on Thursday afternoon, ...
    • Dead birds: review 

      Durington, Matthew Slover (Wiley Blackwell, 2006-09)
      Robert Gardner’s many contributions to ethnographic documentary film production are undeniable and problematic. The historical and critical discussions that have surrounded Robert Gardner, and Dead Birds in particular, are ...
    • Diffusion and decoupling in the world heritage movement: exploring global/local tensions in Africa 

      Elliott, Michael A.; Schmutz, Vaughn (Taylor & Francis, 2016-06-16)
      A common critique of world society theory is that it overemphasises processes of institutional expansion and isomorphism, and underemphasises instances of decoupling and local variation. We address this concern head-on ...
    • Divergent and similar experiences of 'gating' in South Africa: Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town 

      Lemanski, Charlotte; Landman, Karina; Durington, Matthew Slover (Springer Nature, 2008)
      The last 20 years has witnessed an explosion not only in the growth of private residential territories throughout the world, but also in the literature addressing them. The majority of research is centred on experiences ...
    • The Ethnographic Semiotics of a Suburban Moral Panic 

      Durington, Matthew Slover (Taylor & Francis, 2007)
      This article describes Worth’s notion of ethnographic semiotics as part of an overall strategy employing the anthropology of visual communication in ethnographic research focused on media portrayals of a suburban community ...
    • Façade diversity: the individualization of cultural difference 

      Elliott, Michael A.; Boli, John, 1948- (Sage Publications, 2008-07-01)
      Diversity and multiculturalism are widely embraced principles, championed by many social movements and promoted through the programs and policies of states, businesses, schools and other organizations throughout the world. ...
    • Gated communities: perspectives on privatized spaces: review essay 

      Durington, Matthew Slover (Wiley, 2011-01)
      Private Cities: Global and Local Perspectives (2006) and Gated Communities (2006) continue a trend in urban studies that focus on recent manifestations of these developments in a variety of global locales. As the editors ...
    • Human rights and the triumph of the individual in world culture 

      Elliott, Michael A. (Sage Publications, 2007-11-01)
      Despite ongoing attention to the subject, cultural accounts of the globalization of human rights are surprisingly scarce. Most accounts describe this phenomenon either as a function of evolutionary progress or the ...
    • The institutional expansion of human rights, 1863–2003: A comprehensive dataset of international instruments 

      Elliott, Michael A. (Sage Publications, 2011-07-28)
      This article summarizes the results of a recently completed, comprehensive coding of 779 human rights instruments from 1863 to 2003. As such, it offers an extensive portrayal of how, and to what degree, this powerful ...
    • The institutionalization of human rights and its discontents: A world cultural perspective 

      Elliott, Michael A. (Sage Publications, 2014-07-16)
      A recurring theme in the sociology of human rights is the vast decoupling that exists between the formal codification of these rights in principle and their implementation in practice, fueling much debate about the ...
    • Introduction 

      Durington, Matthew Slover; Green, Lesley J. F. (Modern Language Association, 2007)
      The 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 ...
    • Introduction: the stakes of whiteness studies 

      Durington, Matthew Slover (Wiley Blackwell, 2009-04)
      An 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 ...
    • John Marshall's Kalahari family 

      Durington, Matthew Slover (American Anthropological Association, 2004)
      Throughout his career and through his films, John Marshall has embodied many representational debates in anthropology and ethnographic media production. With "A Kalahari Family," Marshall has provided his most reflexive ...
    • Moral Panics in Suburban Texas 

      Durington, Matthew Slover (EASA Media Anthropology Network, 2007-03-06)
      This paper details portions of an ethnographic study of a moral panic that surrounded the heroin overdose deaths of several teenagers in the American suburb of Plano, Texas. Media ethnography engages numerous individuals ...
    • Multimodality: an invitation 

      Collins, Samuel Gerald; Durington, Matthew Slover; Collins, Samuel Gerald (American Anthropological Association, 2017-01-12)
    • Picturing addiction: book review of Righteous dopefiend 

      Durington, Matthew Slover; Demyan, Natalie (Wiley Blackwell, 2012-10)
      Book review for Righteous Dopefiend by Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg, published by University of California Press in 2009.