Intimate Truths: An Anthropologist and a Journalist discuss how new media are transfixing regimes of truth and along with them shifting thresholds of intimacy. Julie Soleil Archambault talks about her field work in Mozambique and how the use of cell phones open new kinds of pretense in relationships among youth. Andrea Hunter shares her research on the political economy of Mommy Blogging. Discussion animated by Greg Nielsen: What do anthropologists and journalists have in common and what makes them different?
This event has been organized by the Concordia Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism Studies (CCBJS) and Le centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie (CRIDAQ).