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

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 Mediatization of Culture and Society Book

The Mediatization of Culture and Society

  • Author : Stig Hjarvard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415692366

The Mediatization of Culture and Society Excerpt :

Mediatization has emerged as a key concept to reconsider old, yet fundamental questions about the role and influence of media in culture and society. In particular the theory of mediatization has proved fruitful for the analysis of how media spread to, become intertwined with, and influence other social institutions and cultural phenomena like politics, play and religion. This book presents a major contribution to the theoretical understanding of the mediatization of culture and society. This is supplemented by in-depth studies of: The mediatization of politics: From party press to opinion industry; The mediatization of religion: From the faith of the church to the enchantment of the media; The mediatization of play: From bricks to bytes; The mediatization of habitus: The social character of a new individualism. Mediatization represents a new social condition in which the media have emerged as an important institution in society at the same time as they have become integrated into the very fabric of social and cultural life. Making use of a broad conception of the media as technologies, institutions and aesthetic forms, Stig Hjarvard considers how characteristics of both old and new media come to influence human interaction, social institutions and cultural imaginations.

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

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.

Deep Mediatization Book

Deep Mediatization

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

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.

Liveness Book


  • Author : Philip Auslander
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-11
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134642984

Liveness Excerpt :

In Liveness Philip Auslander addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today: What is the status of live performance in a culture dominated by mass media? By looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture. This provocative book tackles some of the enduring 'sacred truths' surrounding the high cultural status of the live event.

Mediatized Worlds Book

Mediatized Worlds

  • Author : Andreas Hepp
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-03-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 1137300345

Mediatized Worlds Excerpt :

How does the media influence our everyday lives? In which ways do our social worlds change when they interact with media? And what are the consequences for theorizing media and communication? Starting with questions like these, Mediatized Worlds discusses the transformation of our lives by their increasing mediatization. The chapters cover topics such as rethinking mediatization, mediatized communities, the mediatization of private lives and of organizational contexts, and the future perspective for mediatization research. The empirical studies offer new access to questions of mediatization – an access that grounds mediatization in life-world and social-world perspectives.

Media Events in a Global Age Book

Media Events in a Global Age

  • Author : Nick Couldry
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-10-16
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135278557

Media Events in a Global Age Excerpt :

"This volume assembles an estimable range of critical analyses of one of the most important mediated artifacts of the modern world—the media event. The authors challenge the construct, extend its usefulness, expand its theoretical basis and application, and examine media events in a far larger and richer context than ever before. Students of global media today are well served by this superb collection of essays." David Morgan, Duke University, USA "A welcome and worthy successor to Dayan and Katz’s path-breaking study that expands and enriches the discourse on global media events." Daya Thussu, University of Westminster, UK "This is an excellent collection, that will enable new kinds of argument about, and hopefully research into, the spectacular functions of the contemporary media." Graeme Turner, University of Queensland, Australia We live in an age where the media is intensely global and profoundly changed by digitalization. Not only do many media events have audiences who access them online, but additionally digital media flows are generating new ways in which media events can emerge. In times of increasingly differentiated media technologies and fragmented media landscapes, the ‘eventization’ of the media is increasingly important for the marketing and everyday appreciation of popular media texts. The events covered include Celebrity Big Brother, 9/11, the Iraq war and World Youth Day 2005 to give readers an understanding of the major debates in this increasingly high-profile area of media and cultural research.

Mediatization Book


  • Author : Knut Lundby
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 1433105624

Mediatization Excerpt :

The media are ubiquitous and constantly changing, causing social and cultural shifts. This book examines how processes of mediatization affect almost all areas of contemporary social and cultural life, and takes the theoretical debate on mediatization in communication studies and media sociology to a critical edge.

Sport and Mediatization Book

Sport and Mediatization

  • Author : Kirsten Frandsen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-11-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000732818

Sport and Mediatization Excerpt :

Contemporary society is highly media-saturated, and no sector more so than sport. Drawing on case studies from the Tour de France to fitness apps, this book introduces the concept of ‘mediatization’ and examines how media - historically and currently – are significant drivers for social and cultural change in sport. Utilizing different analytical approaches, case studies illustrate how so-called legacy media have historically been involved in the establishment of the institution of sport and have persistently been heavily involved in structural changes in the same domain. However, digital media currently add significantly to the development of a more complex picture of globalized interdependencies and still growing media presence in all aspects of the everyday lives of both sporting organizations, athletes and audiences/fans. The book seeks to eschew media centrism, acknowledging that changes are not only ’driven’ by media but also related to other macro-social forces of change, such as globalization, commercialization, and individualization. Offering a new analytical framework, Sport and Mediatization enables students and scholars in the transdisciplinary field of media and sports studies to analyze and understand the influence of media in a much more complex environment.

Mediatization and Mobile Lives Book

Mediatization and Mobile Lives

  • Author : André Jansson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351756389

Mediatization and Mobile Lives Excerpt :

Mediatization and Mobile Lives: A Critical Approach contributes to a complex, situated and critical understanding of what mediatization means and how it works in contemporary life. The book explores the tension between the extended capabilities offered by media technology and growing media reliance, focusing particularly on mobile middle-class lives. It problematizes how mediatization is culturally legitimized in our times, when connectivity and mobility are increasingly seen as mandatory elements of self-realization. Supported by extensive fieldwork carried out in contexts of gentrification, elite cosmopolitanism and post-tourism, André Jansson advances a critical, cultural materialist perspective of mediatization as he examines how people are torn between the new opportunities afforded by their mobile lives and the feeling of being trapped by our connected media culture. Mediatization and Mobile Lives offers an engaging and critical exploration of the interplay between mediatization, individualization and globalization, making it an ideal resource for students and scholars of Media and Communication.

The Mediatization of Religion Book

The Mediatization of Religion

  • Author : Luis Mauro Sa Martino
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317024279

The Mediatization of Religion Excerpt :

Filling a significant gap in the literature by offering a theoretical framework by which we can understand the issues of media, religion and politics Luis Mauro Sa Martino asks how can a religious denomination have any sort of influence on people in a secular age? The author presents data which suggests that the presence and influence of religion in public affairs around the world has been strongly supported by the use of media communication, and highlights the way some religions have adopted media communication and drawn on popular culture to build their message. The use of media enables a religion to reach more people, attract more members and generate more income but also increases religious influence on public matters. The book offers a number of case studies and contemporary examples to illustrate the theory, and will be essential reading for all students and scholars of media, politics and all those interested in the part religion plays in our society.

Mediatization and Religion Book

Mediatization and Religion

  • Author : Stig Hjarvard
  • Publisher : International Clearinghouse on
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9186523449

Mediatization and Religion Excerpt :

Mediatized Taiwanese Mandarin Book

Mediatized Taiwanese Mandarin

  • Author : Chun-Yi Peng
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-03-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811542220

Mediatized Taiwanese Mandarin Excerpt :

This book explores how language ideologies have emerged for gangtaiqiang through a combination of indexical and ideological processes in televised media. Gangtaiqiang (Hong Kong-Taiwan accent), a socially recognizable form of mediatized Taiwanese Mandarin, has become a stereotype for many Chinese mainlanders who have little real-life interaction with Taiwanese people. Using both qualitative and quantitative approaches, the author examines how Chinese millennials perceive gangtaiqiang by focusing on the following questions: 1) the role of televised media in the formation of language attitudes, and 2) how shifting gender ideologies are performed and embodied such attitudes. This book presents empirical evidence to argue that gangtaiqiang should, in fact, be conceptualized as a mediatized variety of Mandarin, rather than the actual speech of people in Hong Kong or Taiwan. The analyses in this book point to an emerging realignment among the Chinese towards gangtaiqiang, a variety traditionally associated with chic, urban television celebrities and young cosmopolitan types. In contrast to Beijing Mandarin, Taiwanese Mandarin is now perceived to be pretentious, babyish, and emasculated, mirroring the power dynamics between Taiwan and China.

Television  Democracy  and the Mediatization of Chilean Politics Book

Television Democracy and the Mediatization of Chilean Politics

  • Author : Harry L. Simón Salazar
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2017-12-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498559553

Television Democracy and the Mediatization of Chilean Politics Excerpt :

After seventeen years as dictator of Chile, in 1990 Augusto Pinochet ceremoniously handed the presidential sash to the leader of his legal opposition to formalize the peaceful transition to civilian rule in that country. Among the many idiosyncrasies of this extraordinary transfer of political power, the most memorable is the month-long, nationally televised campaign of uncensored political advertising known as the Franja de Propaganda Electoral—the “Official Space for Electoral Propaganda.” Produced by Pinochet’s supporters and the legal opposition, the 1988 Franja campaign set out to encourage voters to participate in a plebiscite that would define the democratic future of Chile. Harry L. Simón Salazar presents a valuable historical account, new empirical research, and a unique theoretical analysis of the televised Franja campaign to examine how it helped the Chilean people reconcile the irreconcilable and stabilize a contradictory relationship between what was politically implausible and what was represented as true and viable in a space of mediated political culture. This contribution to the field of political communication research will be useful for scholars, students, and a general public interested in Latin American history and democracy, as well as researchers of media, communication theory, and cultural studies. Television, Democracy, and the Mediatization of Chilean Politics also helps inform a more critical understanding of contemporary hyper-mediated political movements such as the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, and the particularly germane phenomenon of Trumpism.

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

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."