Mediated Society

Author: John D. Jackson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195431405
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Social Science

Series: a href=""Themes in Canadian Sociology/a Taking a sociological approach to the study of mass media, Mediated Society explores how the media affects individuals and society. Within this unique framework, the authors analyze media and mass communication as a social rather than as a technological construct while addressing issues such as democracy, citizenship, class, gender, and cultural diversity. Drawing attention to the way in which media frames everyday experiences and events, the text examines media and communication in urban, national, and global settings, as well as the power and structure of dominant mass media. With a wide range of Canadian and international examples, along with two real-life case studies and a wealth of pedagogical features throughout, this innovative, engaging text encourages students to consider how social identities, norms, and values are mediated by various forms of mass communication.

Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe

Author: Divina Frau-Meigs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317242277
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Genre: Social Science

Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe explores the current tensions in European countries as they attempt to tackle the transition to the digital age, providing a comparative and cross-cultural analysis of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) across Europe. This book takes a long-term perspective over the development of media education in Europe, and includes an appraisal of media, information, computer and digital literacies as they coalesce and diverge in the public debate over twenty-first-century skills. The contributors assess the various definitions of media and information literacy as a composite notion whose evolution as a cross-cultural phenomenon reveals various trends and influences in Europe. Throughout, this volume offers an in-depth coverage of MIL with all the different dimensions of policy-making, from legal frameworks to training, funding, evaluation and good practices. The authors propose modeling current MIL governance trends in Europe and conclude with a call for alternative and collective frames of research that they hope will influence policy-makers and other stakeholders, especially in terms of MIL governance. This collection is ideal for students and researchers of MIL, as well as policy makers, educators and associations interested in MIL in the digital age.

The Praxis of Social Inequality in Media

Author: Jan Servaes
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498523479
Release Date: 2016-08-03
Genre: Social Science

The Praxis of Social Inequality in Media: A Global Perspective provides a global analysis of the intersection of social inequalities, media, and communication. This volume contains chapters by an international array of scholars and provides case studies from various countries with critical empirical analysis of social inequalities and how they shape media narratives and experiences. The topics examined here include poverty in the media in Britain and Turkey, technology and inequality in Italy and Bangladesh, gender, inequality, and empowerment in India, Mexico, and Australia, and cross national analysis of rape culture, among others.

The Routledge Companion to Media and Fairy Tale Cultures

Author: Pauline Greenhill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317368793
Release Date: 2018-03-28
Genre: Social Science

From Cinderella to comic con to colonialism and more, this companion provides readers with a comprehensive and current guide to the fantastic, uncanny, and wonderful worlds of the fairy tale across media and cultures. It offers a clear, detailed, and expansive overview of contemporary themes and issues throughout the intersections of the fields of fairy-tale studies, media studies, and cultural studies, addressing, among others, issues of reception, audience cultures, ideology, remediation, and adaptation. Examples and case studies are drawn from a wide range of pertinent disciplines and settings, providing thorough, accessible treatment of central topics and specific media from around the globe.

Journalism in Crisis

Author: Mike Gasher
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442628885
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Democracy

Journalism in Crisis addresses the concerns of scholars, activists, and journalists committed to Canadian journalism as a democratic institution and as a set of democratic practices. The authors look within Canada and abroad for solutions for balancing the Canadian media ecology. Public policies have been central to the creation and shaping of Canada's media system and, rather than wait for new technologies or economic models, the contributors offer concrete recommendations for how public policies can foster journalism that can support democratic life in twenty-first century Canada. Their work, which includes new theoretical perspectives and valuable discussions of journalism practices in public, private, and community media, should be read by professional and citizen journalists, academics, media activists, policy makers and media audiences concerned about the future of democratic journalism in Canada.

Critical Sociology

Author: Steven M. Buechler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317264958
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Political Science

Critical Sociology is a thoroughly revised, updated, and sophisticated introduction to the sociological perspective as a critical lens on society. Much has happened since the first edition: the Great Recession, the Obama presidency, the burgeoning role of social media, and recent global social movements such the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, and the Arab Spring. In this second edition, Buechler discusses the changing relationship between social movements and democracy. The book contains chapters on how to think sociologically; an overview of scientific, humanistic, and critical schools of sociology; and a detailed exposition of the critical tradition.

Culture and Power

Author: Paddy Scannell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803986319
Release Date: 1992-05-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This broad-ranging book presents an introduction to the issues and debates which are currently central to media studies, drawn from major articles published in the journal Media, Culture & Society in the period 1985 - 1991. The first part outlines and surveys some key theoretical developments in media studies such as the increased use of feminist and cultural studies approaches to the media and the development of the postmodernism debate. The second part addresses the key area of recent research around the audience; the last section addresses the public sphere. Drawing together key work from the breadth of current critical media research, Culture and Power is an invaluable student textbook and a complement to

Leben als Konsum

Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS
ISBN: 9783868549188
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Social Science

"Ich shoppe, also bin ich ..." – so fasst Zygmunt Bauman den Wandel unserer Gesellschaft zusammen, die sich von einer Gesellschaft der Produzenten in eine Gesellschaft der Konsumenten transformiert. In dieser Verbrauchergesellschaft werden die Individuen selbst zur Ware, sie müssen sich auf dem Markt als Konsumgut bewerben und verkaufen. Sie sind zugleich Konsument, aber auch Handelsartikel und Vermarkter, Ware und Verkäufer. Der Wandel, den Zygmunt Bauman im Blick hat, beruht auf der Verschiebung der Dominanz von der Produktion zur Konsumtion und einer daraus folgenden Neudefinition des Menschen. Zygmunt Bauman untersucht die Auswirkungen der vom Konsum bestimmten Haltungen und Verhaltensmuster auf verschiedene, scheinbar nicht miteinander verbundene Aspekte des sozialen Lebens: auf Politik und Demokratie, soziale Spaltungen und Schichtungen, auf Gemeinschaften und Partnerschaften, Identitätsbildung und die Produktion sowie den Gebrauch von Wissen und Wertorientierungen. Mit dem Schwinden der moralischen Integration in Gruppen und Familien mindert sich auch die Bereitschaft,im Kleinen Verantwortung für andere zu übernehmen und im Großen einen Sozialstaat einzufordern. Und die Armen erscheinen nicht mehr als (potentielle) Arbeitskräfte oder Objekte des Sozialstaates, sondern als gescheiterte Verbraucher, als nicht brauchbare Güter. Da sie in einer solchen Gesellschaft völlig nutzlos sind, werden sie als menschlicher "Abfall" angesehen, für den – im Zeichen der Deregulierung – niemand Verantwortung zu übernehmen hat. Die Invasion und Kolonisierung des Geflechts menschlicher Beziehungen durch marktinspirierte und -geformte Weltanschauungen und Verhaltensmuster sind – neben den Quellen des Unmuts, des Dissens und des gelegentlichen Widerstands gegen diese "Besatzungsmächte" – die zentralen Themen dieses Buches.

Visual Sociology

Author: Diana Papademas
ISBN: NWU:35556035466325
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Sociology

Plattform Kapitalismus

Author: Nick Srnicek
Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS
ISBN: 9783868549348
Release Date: 2018-03-05
Genre: Political Science

Was vereint Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Monsanto, Uber und Airbnb? Sie alle sind Unternehmen, die Hardware und Software für andere bereitstellen, mit dem Ziel, möglichst geschlossene sozio-ökonomische Tech-Systeme zu schaffen. Google kontrolliert die Recherche, Facebook regiert Social Media und Amazon ist führend beim E-Commerce. Doch nicht nur Technologie-Unternehmen bauen Plattformen auf, auch Traditionsfirmen wie Siemens entwickeln ein cloudbasiertes Produktionssystem. Plattformen sind in der Lage, immense Daten zu gewinnen, zu nutzen und zu verkaufen – Monopolisierungstendenzen sind die "natürliche" Folge. Sind wir auf dem Weg in einen digitalen Monopolkapitalismus? Diese Streitschrift ist unerlässlich für alle, die verstehen wollen, wie die mächtigsten technologischen Unternehmen unserer Zeit die globale Ökonomie verändern.

Presumed Intimacy Parasocial Interaction in Media Society and Celebrity Culture

Author: Chris Rojek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745698120
Release Date: 2015-12-18
Genre: Social Science

‘Presumed intimacy’ refers to a relationship that requires instant trust, confidence, disclosure and the recognition of vulnerability. Chris Rojek investigates the impact of relationships of ‘presumed intimacy’, where audiences form strong identifications with mediated others, whether they be celebrities, political personae or online friends. Arguing that the way the media are able to manage these relationships is a significant aspect of their power structure, the core of the book is an investigation into the complicity of the media in encouraging presumed intimacy and the cultural, social and political consequences arising from this. Beyond this, it examines how intimacy is performed as a masquerade in many social settings – the scripts we follow in social settings that try to manufacture a shortcut to intimacy. A compelling look into mediated relationships in the network society, Presumed Intimacy will be a key contribution to the critical analysis of society, media and culture.

The Mediation of Power

Author: Aeron Davis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134136612
Release Date: 2007-08-07
Genre: Social Science

The Mediation of Power investigates how those in positions of power use and are influenced by media in their everyday activities. Each chapter examines this theme through an exploration of some of the key topics and debates in the field, including: theories of media and power media policy and the economics of information news production and journalistic practice public relations and media management culture and power political communication and mediated politics new and alternative media interest group communications media audiences and effects. The debates are enlivened by first-hand accounts taken from over 200 high-profile interviews with politicians, journalists, public officials, spin doctors, campaigners and captains of industry. Tim Bell, David Blunkett, Iain Duncan Smith, Simon Heffer, David Hill, Simon Hughes, Trevor Kavanagh, Neil Kinnock, Peter Riddell, Polly Toynbee, Michael White and Ann Widdecombe are some of those cited.

Media Politics and the Network Society

Author: Robert Hassan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335225729
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Genre: Social Science

What is the network society? What effects does it have upon media, culture and politics? What are the competing forces in the network society, and how are they reshaping the world? The rise of the network society - the suffusion of much of the economy, culture and society with digital interconnectivity - is a development of immense significance. In this innovative book, Robert Hassan unpacks the dynamics of this new information order and shows how they have affected both the way media and politics are 'played', and how these are set to reshape and reorder our world. Using many of the current ideas in media theory, cultural studies and the politics of the newly evolving 'networked civil society', Hassan argues that the network society is steeped with contradictions and in a state of deep flux. This is a key text for undergraduate students in media studies, politics, cultural studies and sociology, and will be of interest to anyone who wishes to understand the network society and play a part in shaping it.


Author: Edward L. Bernays
ISBN: 3936086354
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Demokratie / Öffentliche Meinung / Staatliche Information / Öffentlichkeitsarbeit / USA