1st Edition

Contemporary Challenges in Mediatisation Research

Edited By Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech, Göran Bolin Copyright 2023
    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book focuses on key challenges related to conducting research on mediatisation, presenting the most current theoretical, empirical, and methodological challenges and problems, addressing ignored and less frequently discussed topics, critical and controversial themes, and defining niches and directions of development in mediatisation.

    With a focus on the under-representation of certain topics and aspects, as well as methodological, technological, and ethical dilemmas, the chapters consider the main critical objections formulated against mediatisation studies and exchange critical positions. Moving beyond areas of common focus – culture, sport, and religion – to emerging areas of study such as fashion, the military, business, and the environment, the book then offers a critical assessment of the transformation of fields and the relevance of new and dynamic (meta)processes including datafication, counter-mediatisation, and platformisation.

    Charting new paths of development in mediatisation, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of mediatisation, media studies, media literacy, communication studies, and research methods.

    List of Contributors

    Introduction: Approaching the Challenges of Mediatisation
    Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech and Göran Bolin

    Part I: Questions for Established Domains

    1. Challenges in Research on the Mediatisation of Culture
    Line Nybro Petersen

    2. Issues with Research on the Mediatisation of Religion
    Knut Lundby

    3. Rivalling Concepts, Huge Gaps, and Analytical Complexities: Diverse Challenges in Researching the Mediatisation of Sport
    Kirsten Frandsen

    Part II: Advancement of Developing Fields

    4. Deep Mediatisation and the Datafication of Fashion
    Agnès Rocamora

    5. Mediatisation and Climate Change: Identifying and Facing Challenges
    Sigrid Kannengießer and Patrick McCurdy

    6. Mediatisation, Economy, and Infrastructural Dynamics in the Digital Risk Society
    Tilo Grenz

    7. Mediatisation of War and Military: Current State, Trends, and Challenges in the Field
    Roman Horbyk

    Part III: Evolving Areas and New Conceptualizations

    8. Mediatisation's Tensions and Tendencies: The Context of Homes, Householders, and Emerging Screen Interactions
    Deborah Chambers

    9. Mediatisation and Platform Labour: Blindspots and Connections
    Rafael Grohmann

    10. The End of Media? From Mediatisation to Datafication
    Anne Kaun

    11. Demediatisation, Counter-Mediatisation, Media De-Saturation: Studying Media Reversals in Everyday Life
    Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech


    12. Limitations and New Directions for the Development of Mediatisation as a Research Field
    Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech and Göran Bolin


    Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech is Associate Professor at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland.

    Göran Bolin is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University, Sweden.