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Title: Mediatization of Communication
Edited By: Knut Lundby
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/180158?format=G
Series Title: Handbooks of Communication Science [HoCS]
Description:

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 current state of mediatization research.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Communications
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110393453
Pages: 738
Prices: Europe EURO 199.95
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110271935
Pages: 738
Prices: Europe EURO 199.95