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Communicative Figurations: Transforming Communications in Times of Deep Mediatization

Edited by Andreas Hepp, Andreas Breiter and Uwe Hasebrink

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.

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Download for free at https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-65584-0

Uwe Hasebrink is professor for empirical communications studies at the University of Hamburg and a member of IAMCR through the institutional membership of the Hans-Bredow-Institut for Media Research..

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Title: Communicative Figurations: Transforming Communications in Times of Deep Mediatization
Editors: Andreas Hepp, Andreas Breiter and Uwe Hasebrink
Published: 2017
Pages: 438
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 978-3-319-65584-0

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