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.

Models of Communication Book

Models of Communication


  • Author : Mats Bergman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-08-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351864954

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Models of Communication Excerpt :

Complementing earlier efforts to scrutinize the uses of models in the field of media and communication studies, this volume reassesses old perspectives and delineates new theoretical options for communication inquiry. It is the first book to undertake a philosophical investigation of the significance of modelling in the study of the varying phenomena, processes, and practices of communication. By homing in on the manifestations and purposes of modelling in ordinary discourses on communication as well as in theoretical expositions, the essays collected in this book cast new light on the importance of models for communication inquiry. This volume challenges received view of communication models as mere diagrams and opens up new paths of conceptual inquiry in communication research.

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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Exploring Desirable Futures for L1 Education and Teachers    Literacies in a Digital Age Book

Exploring Desirable Futures for L1 Education and Teachers Literacies in a Digital Age


  • Author : Carina Ascherl
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-09-22
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 9783658391935

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Rapidly evolving digital technologies are reciprocally linked to the way people think, learn, generate knowledge, create, communicate, and collaborate in the digital age. These media-communicative and related sociocultural changes must be acknowledged in the educational context. The aim of the present study is, from a transnational perspective, to investigate experts’ anticipated L1 education futures in 2030 and teachers’ literacies deemed necessary in this context. The research aims are addressed through an exploratory sequential mixed methods research design reflected in the application of a three-round modified Delphi study. The panel is drawn from individuals who are considered experts at the intersection of (L1) education and digitalisation and are selected on their theoretical or applied expertise and their interest in the issue under investigation. It becomes clear that the experts emphasised the need for transformations regarding traditional structures, practices, and processes of teaching and learning by 2030, specifically given contemporary practices and forms of learning, thinking, and working in the digital age.

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."

Navigating Digital Communication and Challenges for Organizations Book

Navigating Digital Communication and Challenges for Organizations


  • Author : Andrade, José Gabriel
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2022-04-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799897927

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Navigating Digital Communication and Challenges for Organizations Excerpt :

Public involvement has the power to promote an active circulation of media content and can generate economic and cultural value for organizations. The current perspectives on interactions between audiences, organizations, and content production suggests a relational logic between audiences and media through new productivity proposals. In this sense, it is interesting to observe the reasoning of audience experience through the concepts of interactivity and participation. However, there is a gap between the intentions of communication professionals and their organizations and the effective circulation and content retention among the audiences of interest, as well as the distinction between informing and communicating. Navigating Digital Communication and Challenges for Organizations discusses communication research with a focus on organizational communication that includes a range of methods, strategies, and viewpoints on digital communication. Covering a range of topics such as internal communication and public relations, this reference work is ideal for researchers, academicians, policymakers, business owners, practitioners, instructors, and students.

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.

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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Mediated Time Excerpt :

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.

Mediatization of Physical Activity Book

Mediatization of Physical Activity


  • Author : Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-02-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498584715

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Mediatization of Physical Activity Excerpt :

This book demonstrates how media technologies shape amateur sports and how some of these sports are modified. The author uses an innovative measuring approach to analyze how people use media technologies in conjunction with sports and how their relationship with physical activity is affected by the ever-present influence of the media.