Recent Submissions

  • Principles of visual anthropology, review 

    Durington, Matthew (Wiley Blackwell, 1997-03)
    The importance of the original publication in 1975 of Paul Hockings' Principles of Visual Anthropology cannot be underestimated. Along with Karl Heider's Ethnographic Film (1976), Hockings' collection is regarded by people ...
  • Dead birds: review 

    Durington, Matthew (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 ...
  • John Marshall's Kalahari family 

    Durington, Matthew (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 ...
  • Gated communities: perspectives on privatized spaces: review essay 

    Durington, Matthew (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 ...
  • Introduction 

    Durington, Matthew; 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 (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 ...
  • Conference review: AnthropologyCon 2017 

    Collins, Samuel Gerald; Durington, Matthew; 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, ...
  • Divergent and similar experiences of 'gating' in South Africa: Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town 

    Lemanski, Charlotte; Landman, Karina; Durington, Matthew (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 ...
  • Picturing addiction: book review of Righteous dopefiend 

    Durington, Matthew; Demyan, Natalie (Wiley Blackwell, 2009)
    Book review for Righteous Dopefiend by Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg, published by University of California Press in 2009.
  • Race, space and place in suburban Durban: an ethnographic assessment of gated community environments and residents 

    Durington, Matthew (Springer, 2006)
    This paper explores gated community culture and development in the suburbs of North Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Using perspectives from the anthropology of space and place as a theoretical and ...
  • Baltimore steel stories 

    Durington, Matthew; 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 ...
  • Multimodality: an invitation 

    Collins, Samuel Gerald; Durington, Matthew; Collins, Samuel Gerald (American Anthropological Association, 2017-01-12)
  • Push it along: on not making an ethnographic film in Baltimore 

    Durington, Matthew; Collins, Samuel; Randolph, Niajea; Young, Logan (American Anthropological Association, 2017-06-09)
    Perhaps the most demonized group following the uprising that occurred after the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore were the youth of the city. As ethnographers working in the same neighborhoods where the Baltimore Uprising ...