The communicative figurations of mediatized worlds: mediatization research in times of the “mediation of everything”

  • Andreas Hepp Universidade de Bremen
Keywords: Communication theory, figuration, life-world, mediatization.

Abstract

When various media in their entirety mark how we articulate our social worlds, we need an approach of mediatization research that reflects this transmediality. To develop such an approach, the article discusses the institutionalist and social-constructivist traditions of mediatization research. Both concur that mediatization is a concept to capture the interrelation between the change of media and communication, and the change of culture and society. Such a conceptual reflection offers the chance to view the mediatization as the change of transmedial communicative figurations. Based on this theoretical foundation, the article reflects a twofold operationalization, i.e. as diachronous and synchronous mediatization research.

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Published
2014-06-24
How to Cite
Hepp, A. (2014). The communicative figurations of mediatized worlds: mediatization research in times of the “mediation of everything”. MATRIZes, 8(1), 45-64. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v8i1p45-64
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