Nick Couldry abstract: In this talk I will return to why in my 2004 article ‘Theorizing Media as Practice’ it made sense for me as a media researcher to use the term practice to reframe the ‘object’ of media research, and the possible advantages of this term compared with earlier paradigms for media research. I will then discuss two areas of possible application of this approach, first in my own recent work on ‘public connection’ and then in possible studies of mediation’s influences on professional life. Finally, I will discuss some underlying issues concerning how social order is constructed on which contrasting interpretations of the turn to ‘practice’ in media anthropology disagree.

You can see the second part of Nick Couldry’s presentation, and most of the other presentations in the tv chanel of the workshop.