Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andreas Hepp, Andreas Breiter, Uwe Hasebrink
      Pages 3-13 Open Access
  3. Collectivities and Movements

  4. Institutions and Organizations

  5. Methodologies and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Christine Lohmeier, Rieke Böhling
      Pages 343-362 Open Access
    3. Juliane Klein, Michael Walter, Uwe Schimank
      Pages 363-386 Open Access
    4. Andreas Breiter, Andreas Hepp
      Pages 387-405 Open Access
    5. Kim Christian Schrøder
      Pages 407-424 Open Access
    6. Giselinde Kuipers
      Pages 425-436 Open Access
  6. Andreas Hepp, Andreas Breiter, Uwe Hasebrink
    Pages E1-E1 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 437-444

About this book


This open access volume is about how to research the influence of our changing media environment. Today, there is not one single medium that is the driving force of change. With the spreading of various technical communication media such as mobile phone and internet platforms, we are confronted with a media manifold of deep mediatization. But how can we investigate its transformative capability? This book answers this question by taking a non-media-centric perspective, researching the various figurations of collectivities and organizations humans are involved in. The first part of the book outlines a fundamental understanding of the changing media environment of deep mediatization and its transformative capacity. The second part focuses on collectivities and movements: communities in the city, critical social movements, maker, online gaming groups and networked groups of young people. The third part moves institutions and organizations into the foreground, discussing the transformation of journalism, religion, politics, and education, whilst the fourth and final part is dedicated to methodologies and perspectives.


media communication culture and society media transformations technical communication media social relations and roles social fields and institutional dynamics identities and collectives public debate political decision-making media logic Mediatization open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Hepp
    • 1
  • Andreas Breiter
    • 2
  • Uwe Hasebrink
    • 3
  1. 1.ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information ResearchUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information ResearchUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  3. 3.Hans Bredow Institute for Media ResearchUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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