Communicative Figurations Book

Communicative Figurations


  • Author : Andreas Hepp
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-27
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319655840

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Communicative Figurations Excerpt :

This open access volume assesses the influence of our changing media environment. Today, there is not one single medium that is the driving force of change. With the spread of various technical communication media such as mobile phones and internet platforms, we are confronted with a media manifold of deep mediatization. But how can we investigate its transformative capability? This book answers this question by taking a non-media-centric perspective, researching the various figurations of collectivities and organizations humans are involved in. The first part of the book outlines a fundamental understanding of the changing media environment of deep mediatization and its transformative capacity. The second part focuses on collectivities and movements: communities in the city, critical social movements, maker, online gaming groups and networked groups of young people. The third part moves institutions and organizations into the foreground, discussing the transformation of journalism, religion, politics, and education, whilst the fourth and final part is dedicated to methodologies and perspectives.

Deep Mediatization Book

Deep Mediatization


  • Author : Andreas Hepp
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351064880

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Deep Mediatization Excerpt :

Andreas Hepp takes an integrative look at one of the biggest questions in media and communications research: how digital media is changing society. Often, such questions are discussed in isolation, losing sight of the overarching context in which they are situated. Hepp has developed a theory of the re-figuration of society by digital media and their infrastructures, and provides an understanding of how profound today’s media-related changes are, not only for institutions, organizations and communities, but for the individual as well. Rooted in the latest research, this book does not stop at a description of media-related change; instead, it raises the normative challenge of what deep mediatization should look like so that it might just stimulate a 'good life' for all. Providing original and critical research, the book introduces deep mediatization to students of media and cultural studies, as well as neighboring disciplines like sociology, political science and other cognate disciplines.

Mediatization of Communication Book

Mediatization of Communication


  • Author : Knut Lundby
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2014-08-25
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110272215

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Mediatization of Communication Excerpt :

This handbook on Mediatization of Communication uncovers the interrelation between media changes and changes in culture and society. This is essential to understand contemporary trends and transformations. “Mediatization” characterizes changes in practices, cultures and institutions in media-saturated societies, thus denoting transformations of these societies themselves. This volume offers 31 contributions by leading media and communication scholars from the humanities and social sciences, with different approaches to mediatization of communication. The chapters span from how mediatization meets climate change and contribute to globalization to questions on life and death in mediatized settings.The book deals with mass media as well as communication with networked, digital media. The topic of this volume makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of contemporary processes of social, cultural and political changes.The handbook provides the reader with the most currentstate of mediatization research.

Cultures of Mediatization Book

Cultures of Mediatization


  • Author : Andreas Hepp
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745663494

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Cultures of Mediatization Excerpt :

What does it mean that we can be reached on our mobile phones wherever we are and at all times? What are the cultural consequences if we are informed about ‘everything and anything important’ via television? How are our political, religious and ethnic belongings impacted through being increasingly connected by digital media? And what is the significance of all this for our everyday lives? Drawing on Hepp’s fifteen-year research expertise on media change, this book deals with questions like these in a refreshingly straightforward and readable way. ‘Cultures of mediatization’ are described as cultures whose main resources are mediated by technical media. Therefore, everyday life in cultures of mediatization is ‘moulded’ by the media. To understand this challenging media change it is inappropriate to focus on any one single medium like television, the press, mobile phones, the Internet or other forms of digital media. One has to capture the ‘mediatization’ of culture in its entirety. Cultures of Mediatization outlines how this can be done critically. In so doing, it offers a new way of thinking about our present-day media-saturated world.

The Communicative Construction of Reality Book

The Communicative Construction of Reality


  • Author : Hubert Knoblauch
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429775338

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The Communicative Construction of Reality Excerpt :

This volume advocates a shift from the social constructivism found in the work of Thomas Luckmann and Peter Berger, to a communicative constructivism that acknowledges communication as an embodied form of action in its own right, according to which social actors, in engaging in communicative action, construct a material social reality that guides, delimits, and enables actions. A study of the importance of understanding the role of communication in an age in which digitization and mediatization have extended the reach of communication to a global level and brought about the emergence of the communication society, The Communicative Construction of Reality shows how communication society does not merely replace modern society and its hierarchical institutions, but complements it in a manner that continually results in conflicts leading to the refiguration of society. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology with interests in the sociology of knowledge, communication, and social theory.

Transcultural Communication Book

Transcultural Communication


  • Author : Andreas Hepp
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-04-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470673942

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Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces Book

Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces


  • Author : Gabriela B. Christmann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000516463

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Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces Excerpt :

Through a variety of empirical studies, this volume offers fresh insights into the manner in which different forms of communicative action transform urban space. With attention to the methodological questions that arise from the attempt to study such changes empirically, it offers new theoretical foundations for understanding the social construction and reconstruction of spaces through communicative action. Seeing communicative action as the basic element in the social construction of reality and conceptualizing communication not only in terms of the use of language and texts, but as involving any kind of objectification, such as technologies, bodies and non-verbal signs, it considers the roles of both direct and mediatized (or digitized) communication. An examination of the conceptualization of the communicative (re-)construction of spaces and the means by which this change might be empirically investigated, this book demonstrates the fruitfulness of the notion of refiguration as a means by which to understand the transformation of contemporary societies. As such, it will appeal to sociologists, social theorists, and geographers with interests in social construction and urban space.

Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion Book

Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion


  • Author : Vít Šisler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315518329

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Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion Excerpt :

Game studies has been an understudied area within the emerging field of digital media and religion. Video games can reflect, reject, or reconfigure traditionally held religious ideas and often serve as sources for the production of religious practices and ideas. This collection of essays presents a broad range of influential methodological approaches that illuminate how and why video games shape the construction of religious beliefs and practices, and also situates such research within the wider discourse on how digital media intersect with the religious worlds of the 21st century. Each chapter discusses a particular method and its theoretical background, summarizes existing research, and provides a practical case study that demonstrates how the method specifically contributes to the wider study of video games and religion. Featuring contributions from leading and emerging scholars of religion and digital gaming, this book will be an invaluable resource for scholars in the areas of digital culture, new media, religious studies, and game studies across a wide range of disciplines.

Mediatized Religion in Asia Book

Mediatized Religion in Asia


  • Author : Kerstin Radde-Antweiler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351691413

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Mediatized Religion in Asia Excerpt :

This edited volume discusses mediatized religion in Asia, examining the intensity and variety of constructions and processes related to digital media and religion in Asia today. Individual chapters present case studies from various regions and religious traditions in Asia, critically discussing the data collected in light of current mediatization theories. By directing the study to the geographical, cultural and religious contexts specific to Asia, it also provides new material for the theoretical discussion of the pros and cons of the concept mediatization, among other things interrogating whether this concept is useful in non-’Western’ contexts."

The Communicative Construction of Europe Book

The Communicative Construction of Europe


  • Author : Andreas Hepp
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137453136

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The Communicative Construction of Europe Excerpt :

Based on a 12-year long project, this book demonstrates the contested character of the communicative construction of Europe. It does so by combining an investigation of journalistic practices with content analysis of print media, an examination of citizens' online interactions and audience studies with European citizens.

Mediatization and Sociolinguistic Change Book

Mediatization and Sociolinguistic Change


  • Author : Jannis Androutsopoulos
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110346831

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Mediatization and Sociolinguistic Change Excerpt :

This is the first volume to focus on the role of media in processes of linguistic change, one of the most contested issues in contemporary sociolinguistics. Its 17 chapters and five section commentaries present cutting-edge research from variationist and interactional sociolinguistics, media linguistics, language ideology research, and minority language studies. The volume advances our understanding of linguistic change in a mediatized world in three ways. First, it introduces the notions of sociolinguistic change and mediatization to create a broader theoretical framing than the one offered by ‘the media’ and ‘language change’. Second, it takes the discussion beyond the notions of ‘influence’ and ‘effect’ and the binary distinction of ‘media’ vs. ‘community language’. Third, it examines the relation of sociolinguistic change and mediatization and from five complementary viewpoints: media influence on linguistic structure; media engagement in interaction; change in mass and new media language; language-ideological change; and the role of media for minority languages. Bringing these strands of sociolinguistic scholarship together, this volume examines their shared references and common lines of thinking.

Digital Religion Book

Digital Religion


  • Author : Heidi A. Campbell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000434965

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Digital Religion Excerpt :

This book offers a critical and systematic survey of the study of religion and digital media. It covers religious engagement with a wide range of digital media forms and highlights examples of new media engagement in all five of the major world religions. From mobile apps and video games to virtual reality and social media, the book: • provides a detailed review of major topics including ritual, identity, community, authority, and embodiment; • includes a series of engaging case studies to illustrate and elucidate the thematic explorations; • considers the theoretical, ethical, and theological issues raised. This unique volume draws together the work of experts from key disciplinary perspectives and is the go-to volume for students and scholars wanting to develop a deeper understanding of the subject area. Thoroughly updated throughout with new case studies and in-depth analysis of recent scholarship and developments, this new edition provides a comprehensive overview of this fast-paced, constantly developing, and fascinating field.

The Routledge Handbook of Museums  Media and Communication Book

The Routledge Handbook of Museums Media and Communication


  • Author : Kirsten Drotner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317197430

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The Routledge Handbook of Museums Media and Communication Excerpt :

Museums today find themselves within a mediatised society, where everyday life is conducted in a data-full and technology-rich context. In fact, museums are themselves mediatised: they present a uniquely media-centred environment, in which communicative media is a constitutive property of their organisation and of the visitor experience. The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication explores what it means to take mediated communication as a key concept for museum studies and as a sensitising lens for media-related museum practice on the ground. Including contributions from experts around the world, this original and innovative Handbook shares a nuanced and precise understanding of media, media concepts and media terminology, rehearsing new locations for writing on museum media and giving voice to new subject alignments. As a whole, the volume breaks new ground by reframing mediated museum communication as a resource for an inclusive understanding of current museum developments. The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication will appeal to both students and scholars, as well as to practitioners involved in the visioning, design and delivery of mediated communication in the museum. It teaches us not just how to study museums, but how to go about being a museum in today’s world.

Family Norms and Images in Transition Book

Family Norms and Images in Transition


  • Author : Nadja-Christina Schneider
  • Publisher : Nomos Verlag
  • Release Date : 2020-02-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 113
  • ISBN 10 : 9783845294056

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Family Norms and Images in Transition Excerpt :

Beständigkeit und Wandel – beides symbolisiert die Familie in Zeiten beschleunigten globalen Wandels. In diesem Buch werden verschiedene Brüche und Kontinuitäten in medialen Darstellungen der zeitgenössischen indischen Familie beleuchtet. Medienvermittelte Vorstellungen über romantische Liebesbeziehungen und normative Familienbilder bilden dabei den verbindenden Ausgangspunkt für die einzelnen Kapitel. Die Beiträge des Bandes analysieren Dokumentar- und Spielfilme, Werbematerial, sowie die kommunikative Nutzung neuer Medientechnologien. Die Autorinnen diskutieren Visualisierungen familiären Wandels, die von geteilter Mutterschaft, über neue Vaterschaft bis hin zu dysfunktionalen Familien und intergenerationalen Beziehungen reichen. Dieses Buch stellt einen Beitrag zur Auseinandersetzung mit der – ideologischen und gelebten – Realität der indischen Familie dar und richtet sich an ein Lesepublikum mit Interesse an Südasien-, Gender- und Medienwissenschaften. Mit Beiträgen von Parul Bhandari, Nadja-Christina Schneider, Stefanie Strulik, Fritzi-Marie Titzmann

Mediated Time Book

Mediated Time


  • Author : Maren Hartmann
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030249502

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Exploring mediated time, this book contemplates how far (and in what ways) media and time are intertwined from a diverse set of theoretical and empirical angles. It builds from theoretical discussions concerning the question of mediation and the normative framing of time (especially acceleration) and works its way through questions of time for/of one’s own, resisting temporalities, polychronicity, in-between-time, simultaneity and other time concepts. It further examines specific time frames, imaginations of a media future and the past, questions of online journalism and multitasking or liveness. Bringing together authors from diverse backgrounds, this collection presents a rich combination of milestone articles, new empirical research, enriching theoretical work and interviews with leading researchers to bridge sociology, media studies, and science and technology studies in one of the first book-length publications on the emerging field of media and time.