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.

Social Construction of Reality as Communicative Action Book

Social Construction of Reality as Communicative Action


  • Author : Antonio Sandu
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-11
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443894265

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Social Construction of Reality as Communicative Action Excerpt :

The central focus of this volume is social constructionism in all its dimensions, including its sociological, ontological, epistemological, methodological, ethical, and pragmatic features. It pays particularly close attention to the social construction of reality as a communicative action, extending this area to include social pragmatics. It also interprets social action as a discursive-seductive strategy of exercising power in the public space, utilising a constructionist understanding, in which public space is represented by any part of the co-construction of reality through social or communicative action. In addition, at the methodological level, the book proposes a new semiotic strategy, called “fractal constructionism”, which analyses the interpretative drift of certain key concepts that are valued as social constructs.

The Mediated Construction of Reality Book

The Mediated Construction of Reality


  • Author : Nick Couldry
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-03-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745686516

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The Mediated Construction of Reality Excerpt :

Social theory needs to be completely rethought in a world of digital media and social media platforms driven by data processes. Fifty years after Berger and Luckmann published their classic text The Social Construction of Reality, two leading sociologists of media, Nick Couldry and Andreas Hepp, revisit the question of how social theory can understand the processes through which an everyday world is constructed in and through media. Drawing on Schütz, Elias and many other social and media theorists, they ask: what are the implications of digital media's profound involvement in those processes? Is the result a social world that is stable and liveable, or one that is increasingly unstable and unliveable?

Social Constructivism as Paradigm  Book

Social Constructivism as Paradigm


  • Author : Michaela Pfadenhauer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429885457

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Social Constructivism as Paradigm Excerpt :

Social constructivism is one of the most prominent theoretical approaches in the social sciences. This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first formulation in Peter Berger and Luckmann’s classic foundational text, The Social Construction of Reality. Addressing the work’s contribution to establishing social constructivism as a paradigm and discussing its potential for current questions in social theory, the contributing authors indicate the various cultural understandings and theoretical formulations that exist of social construction, its different fields of research and the promising new directions for future research that it presents in its most recent developments. A study of the importance of a work that established a paradigm in the international sociology of knowledge, this book will appeal to scholars of sociology with interests in social theory, the history of the social sciences and the significance of social constructivism.

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.

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.

The Mediated Construction of Reality Book

The Mediated Construction of Reality


  • Author : Nick Couldry
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745686530

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The Mediated Construction of Reality Excerpt :

Social theory needs to be completely rethought in a world of digital media and social media platforms driven by data processes. Fifty years after Berger and Luckmann published their classic text The Social Construction of Reality, two leading sociologists of media, Nick Couldry and Andreas Hepp, revisit the question of how social theory can understand the processes through which an everyday world is constructed in and through media. Drawing on Schütz, Elias and many other social and media theorists, they ask: what are the implications of digital media's profound involvement in those processes? Is the result a social world that is stable and liveable, or one that is increasingly unstable and unliveable?

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.

Soziologie   Sociology in the German Speaking World Book

Soziologie Sociology in the German Speaking World


  • Author : Betina Hollstein
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2021-02-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 565
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110623512

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Soziologie Sociology in the German Speaking World Excerpt :

This book provides the first systematic overview of German sociology today. Thirty-four chapters review current trends, relate them to international discussions and discuss perspectives for future research. The contributions span the whole range of sociological research topics, from social inequality to the sociology of body and space, addressing pressing questions in sociological theory and innovative research methods. TOC: Introduction Culture / Uta Karstein and Monika Wohlrab-Sahr Demography and Aging / François Höpflinger Economic Sociology / Andrea Maurer Education and Socialization / Matthias Grundmann Environment / Anita Engels Europe / Monika Eigmüller Family and Intimate Relationships / Dirk Konietzka, Michael Feldhaus, Michaela Kreyenfeld, and Heike Trappe (Felt) Body. Sports, Medicine, and Media / Robert Gugutzer and Claudia Peter Gender / Paula-Irene Villa and Sabine Hark Globalization and Transnationalization / Anja Weiß Global South / Eva Gerharz and Gilberto Rescher History of Sociology / Stephan Moebius Life Course / Johannes Huinink and Betina Hollstein Media and Communication / Andreas Hepp Microsociology / Rainer Schützeichel Migration / Ludger Pries Mixed-Methods and Multimethod Research / Felix Knappertsbusch, Bettina Langfeldt, and Udo Kelle Organization / Raimund Hasse Political Sociology / Jörn Lamla Qualitative Methods / Betina Hollstein and Nils C. Kumkar Quantitative Methods / Alice Barth and Jörg Blasius Religion / Matthias Koenig Science and Higher Education / Anna Kosmützky and Georg Krücken Social Inequalities―Empirical Focus / Gunnar Otte, Mara Boehle, and Katharina Kunißen Social Inequalities―Theoretical Focus / Thomas Schwinn Social Movements / Thomas Kern Social Networks / Roger Häußling Social Policy / Birgit Pfau-Effinger and Christopher Grages Social Problems / Günter Albrecht Social Theory / Wolfgang Ludwig Schneider Society / Uwe Schimank Space. Urban, Rural, Territorial / Martina Löw Technology and Innovatio

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.

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.

Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces Book

Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces


  • Author : Taylor & Francis Group
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-31
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0367419971

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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 means by which communicative action brings about the social construction and re-construction of urban spaces, presenting new theoretical foundations for conceptualising these transformations.

Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology Book

Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology


  • Author : Brad Piekkola
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2016-12-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473987951

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Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology Excerpt :

This book covers key movements that helped to shape psychology – from the early philosophical debate between rationalism and empiricism or realists and antirealists through to the emergence of psychology as a science and the ongoing debates about ‘objectivity’ and ‘truth’ and what a science of psychology should be. Often nuanced and complex, the author examines major conceptual issues in the history of psychology that continue to be debated and influence public policy and lay understanding. The latter stages of the book explore notions of individuality, hereditarianism, critical psychology, and feminist perspectives. While deeply rooted in human history, it is made clear that psychology, how it is conceived and practiced, has a bearing on our understanding of what it is to be human. Accessible, objective and above all comprehensive, this book will help students locate psychology in the wider field of science and understand the forces that continue to shape and define it.

Alfred Schutz s Sociological Aspect of Literature Book

Alfred Schutz s Sociological Aspect of Literature


  • Author : Lester Embree
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-14
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401590426

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Alfred Schutz s Sociological Aspect of Literature Excerpt :

The maintext in the present volume has beenconstructed out of passages found scattered aboutin thirty-five years of Alfred Schutz's writings, and it has been constructed by following a pageof notes for a lecture that he gave in 1955 under the title "Sociological Aspect of Literature. " The result can be considered the substance of Schutz's contribution to the theory of literature. More detail about how this construction has beenperformed is offered in the Editor's Introduction. The complementary essays areby scholars from Germany, Japan, andthe United States , from several generations, and from the disciplines of anthropology, philosophy, and sociology. These researchers were invited to reflect in their own perspectives on the main text and in relation to matters referred to within and beyond it. Draftversions of most of these complementary essays were presented for critical discussion in a research symposium held at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of theNewSchool for Social Research on April28-29, 1995 underthe sponsorship of The Center for Advanced Research in Phenomen ology, Inc. , Florida Atlantic University; The Department of Philosophy of The Graduate Faculty of the New School, Richard 1. Bernstein, Chair; and Evelyn and George Schutz, the philosopher's children. Revised versions of these presentations and also several essays subsequently recruited are offered to begin yet another stagein thehistory of scholarship on Schutz and the phenomenological research inspired by him. Northwestern University Press is thanked for permission to quote extensively from Alfred Schutz, The Phenomenology of the Social World, trans.

The Family s Construction of Reality Book

The Family s Construction of Reality


  • Author : David Reiss
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 0674294165

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The Family s Construction of Reality Excerpt :

David Reiss presents a new model of family interaction grounded in the subtle and complex way in which a family constructs its inner life and deals with the outside world. Based upon fifteen years of research, the book offers a new understanding of the covert processes that hold a family together and, with distressing frequency, pull it apart.