Media Events

A Critical Contemporary Approach

  • Bianca Mitu
  • Stamatis Poulakidakos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Media Events — A Never Ending Story

    1. Bianca Mitu, Stamatis Poulakidakos
      Pages 1-10
  3. Disruptive Media Events

  4. Ceremonial Media Events

  5. Media Events in the Digital Era

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 262-275

About this book


Media Events: A Critical Contemporary Approach proposes an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach of Dayan and Katz's theory of media events (1992) by applying it to contemporary situations. The contributing authors come from a range of countries (UK, USA, Mexico, Germany, Finland, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Ukraine) and analyse the theory of media events from different perspectives, incorporating social media and offering a re-positioning of Dayan and Katz's theory of media events. By bringing new perspectives into this field, the proposed volume is an important contribution as it grounds the intervention and rethinking of the theory into further empirical research. This volume has the potential to function as a 'cross-generational' link between one of the 'early classics' of media and communication studies on the one hand and the present generation of researchers on the other.


Media events Internet social movements Social Media Communication broadcasting communication Community digital Europe media media studies methodology of the social sciences social science sociology Web Web 2.0

Editors and affiliations

  • Bianca Mitu
    • 1
  • Stamatis Poulakidakos
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonUK
  2. 2.University of BournemouthUK

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