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Transforming Communications – Studies in Cross-Media Research
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Communicative Figurations

Transforming Communications in Times of Deep Mediatization

Editors: Hepp, Andreas, Breiter, Andreas, Hasebrink, Uwe (Eds.)

  • Gathers together a range of leading scholars in the field of mediatization
  • Looks at the transformative capability of deep mediatization from a non-media-centric point of view
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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.

About the authors

Andreas Hepp is Professor of Media and Communication Studies with a special interest in Media Culture and Communication Theory at the ZeMKI (Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research), University of Bremen, Germany.

Andreas Breiter is Professor of Information Management and Educational Technologies at the University of Bremen, Germany, within the ZeMKI and Scientific Director of ifib, a not-for-profit research institute for information management.

Uwe Hasebrink is Professor of Empirical Communications Studies at the University of Hamburg and head of the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, Hamburg, Germany.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Rethinking Transforming Communications: An Introduction

    Hepp, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Researching Transforming Communications in Times of Deep Mediatization: A Figurational Approach

    Hepp, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 15-48

  • Living Together in the Mediatized City: The Figurations of Young People’s Urban Communities

    Hepp, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 51-80

  • Chaos Computer Club: The Communicative Construction of Media Technologies and Infrastructures as a Political Category

    Kubitschko, Sebastian

    Pages 81-100

  • Repair Cafés as Communicative Figurations: Consumer-Critical Media Practices for Cultural Transformation

    Kannengießer, Sigrid

    Pages 101-122

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65584-0
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 29,96 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65583-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communicative Figurations
Book Subtitle
Transforming Communications in Times of Deep Mediatization
Editors
  • Andreas Hepp
  • Andreas Breiter
  • Uwe Hasebrink
Series Title
Transforming Communications – Studies in Cross-Media Research
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65584-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65584-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65583-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 444
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations
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