Communicative Figurations

Transforming Communications in Times of Deep Mediatization

by Andreas Hepp, Andreas Breiter, Uwe Hasebrink

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Book Description

This open access volume is about how to research the influence of our changing media environment. Today, there is not one single medium that is the driving force of change. With the spreading of various technical communication media such as mobile phone 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.


This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Communicative Figurations ebook for free in PDF format (6.9 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2018
Pages
455
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319655833
ISBN10
3319655833
ISBN13 Digital
9783319655840
ISBN10 Digital
3319655841
PDF Size
6.9 MB
License
CC BY

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