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Contemporary Challenges in Mediatisation Research

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ISBN 9781032349428
April 3, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors;  Acknowledgements;  Introduction: Approaching the Challenges of Mediatisation;  Part I: Questions for Established Domains;  1. Challenges in Research on the Mediatisation of Culture;  2. Issues with Research on the Mediatisation of Religion;  3. Rivalling Concepts, Huge Gaps, and Analytical Complexities: Diverse Challenges in Researching the Mediatisation of Sport;  Part II: Advancement of Developing Fields;  4. Deep Mediatisation and the Datafication of Fashion;  5. Mediatisation and Climate Change: Identifying and Facing Challenges;  6. Mediatisation, Economy, and Infrastructural Dynamics in the Digital Risk Society;  7. Mediatisation of War and Military: Current State, Trends, and Challenges in the Field;  Part III: Evolving Areas and New Conceptualizations;  8. Mediatisation's Tensions and Tendencies: The Context of Homes, Householders, and Emerging Screen Interactions;  9. Mediatisation and Platform Labour: Blindspots and Connections;  10. The End of Media? From Mediatisation to Datafication;  11. Demediatisation, Counter-Mediatisation, Media De-Saturation: Studying Media Reversals in Everyday Life;  Conclusions;  12. Limitations and New Directions for the Development of Mediatisation as a Research Field

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

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