Responsibility and Resistance

Ethics in Mediatized Worlds

  • Tobias Eberwein
  • Matthias Karmasin
  • Friedrich Krotz
  • Matthias Rath

Part of the Ethik in mediatisierten Welten book series (EMW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Friedrich Krotz, Matthias Karmasin, Matthias Rath, Tobias Eberwein
    Pages 1-9
  3. Theoretical and Historical Foundations

  4. Analyses and Cases

About this book


The volume deals with the normative challenges and the ethical questions imposed by, and through, the developments and changes in everyday life, culture and society in the context of media change. It is thus concerned with the questions of whether and how the central concept of (enlightened) ethics must evolve under these premises – or in other words: what form do ethics take in mediatized societies? In order to address this question and to stimulate and initiate a debate, the authors focus on two concepts: responsibility and resistance. Their contributions try to shed light not only on the empirical shreds of evidence of change in mediatized societies, but also on the normative challenges and ethical possibilities of these developments.

Target Groups

  • Scholars and advanced students in the field of media and communication studies
  • Media practitioners and media policy-makers

The Editors
Dr. Tobias Eberwein, Senior Scientist and Research Group Leader at the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC), Austrian Academy of Sciences/University of Klagenfurt.

Dr. Dr. Matthias Karmasin, Professor at the Department of Media and Communications Science, University of Klagenfurt, Director of the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC), Austrian Academy of Sciences/University of Klagenfurt.

Dr. habil. Friedrich Krotz, em. Professor of Communication and Media Studies with a focus on social communication and mediatization research at the University of Bremen.

Dr. Dr. Matthias Rath, Professor for Philosophy at the University of Education in Ludwigsburg and head of the Research Center Youth – Media – Education and the Research Group Media Ethics.


Media Ethics Mediatization Theory Communication Theory Social Philosophy Normative Principles

Editors and affiliations

  • Tobias Eberwein
    • 1
  • Matthias Karmasin
    • 2
  • Friedrich Krotz
    • 3
  • Matthias Rath
    • 4
  1. 1.Austrian Academy of SciencesViennaAustria
  2. 2.Alpen-Adria-Universität KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria
  3. 3.Universität BremenBremenGermany
  4. 4.Pädagogische Hochschule LudwigsburgLudwigsburgGermany

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