Politics, Civil Society and Participation

Edited by Leif Kramp, Nico Carpentier, Andreas Hepp, Richard Kilborn, Risto Kunelius, Hannu Nieminen, Tobias Olsson, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Ilija Tomanić Trivundža and Simone Tosoni

This volume consists of the intellectual work of the 2015 European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School, organized in cooperation with the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and a consortium of 21 European partner universities at the ZeMKI, the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen, Germany. The chapters cover relevant research topics, structured into four sections: “Policies and politics of communication”, “Civil participation in and through the media”, “Media representations and usages” and “On methods”.

The topic “Politics, Civil Society and Participation” is dedicated to the fundamental question: How do media and communications practices within European cultures change with their environment? 

The European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School brings together a group of highly qualified doctoral students as well as senior researchers and professors from a diversity of European countries. The main objective of the fourteen-day summer school is to organize an innovative learning process at doctoral level, focusing primarily on enhancing the quality of individual dissertation projects through an intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange and networking programme. This said, the summer school is not merely based on traditional postgraduate teaching approaches like lectures and workshops. The summer school also integrates many group-centred and individual approaches, especially an individualized discussion of doctoral projects, peer-to-peer feedback — and a joint book production.

You can download a PDF-version of this book –free of charge– from the Researching and Teaching Communication Series website: http://www.researchingcommunication.eu/

Table of Contents


Leif Kramp, Nico Carpentier and Andreas Hepp
Introduction: Researching the transforming environment of media and communications

PART 1: Research

SECTION 1: Policies and politics of communication

Nick Couldry
Life with the media manifold: Between freedom and subjection

Hannu Nieminen
Communication and information rights in European media policy

Risto Kunelius
Free speech at an intersection. Notes on the contemporary hybrid public sphere

Jockum Hildén
The normative shift: Three paradoxes of information privacy

Herminder Kaur
‘It’s like they’re looking inside your body or inside your brain.’ Internet surveillance practices in a special school

Nico Carpentier
What is a decision? A post-structuralist exploration of the trinity of decidedness, undecidedness and undecidability

SECTION 2: Civil participation in and through the media

Joanna Kędra, Anne Laajalahti, Mélodine Sommier and Panu Uotila
A competent participant in the new media landscape: Promoting an interdisciplinary perspective

Eirik Vatnøy
Rejuvenating the public sphere: The rhetorical arenas of social media

Andreas Hepp and Ronald Hitzler
Collectivities in change: The mediatization and individualization of community building from a subjective and figurational perspective

Leif Kramp
Conceptualizing metropolitan journalism: New approaches, new  communicative practices, new perspectives?

Julia Velkova
Negotiating creative autonomy: Experiences of technology in computer-based visual media production

Sigrid Kannengießer
Conceptualizing consumption-critical media practices as political participation

Christina Sanko
Communication, generation and cultural memory: Insights from fieldwork in Vietnam

SECTION 3: Media representations and usages

Julia Roll
Communication in the public space: Attention and media use

Ilija Tomanić Trivundža
On barricades

Şahika Erkonan
Photography and the construction of family and memory

Tobias Olsson and Dino Viscovi
Remaining divides: Access to and use of ICTs among elderly citizens

Maria Gutiérrez
Researching the young radio audience

Irena Reifová
Watching socialist television serials in the 70s and 80s in the former Czechoslovakia: a study in the history of meaning-making

Winfried Pauleit and Rasmus Greiner
Sonic icons and histospheres: On the political aesthetics of an audio history of film

SECTION 4: On methods

Kim Christian Schrøder
From dogmatism to open-mindedness? Historical reflections on methods in audience reception research

Simone Tosoni and Fredrik Stiernstedt
Media ethnography for busy People: Introducing students to the ethnographic approach in media-related syllabi

Bertrand Cabedoche
Communicating at international scientific conferences? Keys to be selected, understood, and published

PART 2: The European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2015 and its Participants

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: Politics, Civil Society and Participation
Editors: Leif Kramp, Nico Carpentier, Andreas Hepp, Richard Kilborn, Risto Kunelius, Hannu Nieminen, Tobias Olsson, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Ilija Tomanić Trivundža and Simone Tosoni
Published: 2016
Pages: 420
Publisher: édition lumière
ISBN: 978-3-943245-54-7

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