1st Edition

Mediatisation of Emotional Life

Edited By Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech, Mateusz Sobiech Copyright 2022
    266 Pages
    by Routledge

    266 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume brings together an international team of authors to investigate a wide range of issues concerning the fundamental role of media technologies in shaping contemporary emotional life. Chapters explore key aspects of the mediatisation of emotional life, feelings and interpersonal relations: love, intimacy, loneliness, friendship, family relations, erotic, sexual and romantic experiences.

    The authors explain the key aspects of strong user–media relationships and human relationships based on media use and investigate problems such as the formation of identity based on social media, the role of communication applications and the effects of mobile and locative media on our relationships, as well as artificial intelligence, on our perception of our emotions. With a focus on new media, the book also draws on the scope of traditional media that express and shape emotions, taking into account the classic approaches to emotionality of messages from the perspective of film creators and recipients.

    This cutting-edge collection will be of interest to scholars and students of media and communication studies, especially digital media and new technologies, psychology, pedagogy, sociology of everyday life and cultural studies.

    Chapters 5 and 10 of this book are freely available as downloadable Open Access PDFs at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license.

    Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech, Mateusz Sobiech

    Part I
    Conceptualisations: Mediatisation of Feelings, Emotions and Relationships

    1. Mediatisation of Emotional Life: Theories, Concepts and Approaches
    Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech

    2. Media Love: On the Mediatisation of Love and Our Love for Media
    Mark Deuze

    3. Emotion Artificial Intelligence: Deep Mediatised and Machine-reflected Self-emotions
    Katalin Feher

    4. Geomediatization: A Dialectical Approach to Close Social Relationship Dependence, Normalization and Adaptation
    Helena Atteneder

    Part II
    Analysis: Challenges Caused by Mediation to Relationships

    5. Love: Interpretative Film Strategy
    Jono Van Belle

    6. Intimacy: Different Dimensions of Mediated Relational Lives
    Jamie Foster Campbell

    7. Attention and Affective Proximity: Alleviating Loneliness and Isolation Through Virtual Girlfriends and Boyfriends
    Inge van de Ven

    8. Romantic Communication: Affordances and Practices of Mobile (Dis)connection
    Anastasia Nikitina

    9. Friendship: Communicative Negotiation in Proximity and Distance
    Jeannine Teichert

    10. Family Relations: Emotional Overload
    Tiina Räisä

    Part III
    Explorations: Key Aspect of Emotional Lives with Media

    11. Moving Pictures Creating Emotions: The Film Makers Emotional Strategies in Pandemic
    Iwona Grodź

    12. Identity Formation: Mediated Resilience of Women Who Go Through Romantic Break-ups
    Sucheta Lahiri

    13. Loneliness: Generational Differences in Interpersonal Relationships of Users
    Valentina Marinescu, Daniela Roventa, Silvia Branea, Ramona Marinache, Bianca Fox

    14. FoMO: Envy, Life Satisfaction and Friendship
    Charles H. Davis, Szymon Zylinski

    15. Erotic Experience: Technology-Mediated Sex Markets
    Lorena Caminhas


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

    Mateusz Sobiech is a doctoral student in the Doctoral School of Social Sciences at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland.