Mediatized Worlds

Culture and Society in a Media Age

  • Andreas Hepp
  • Friedrich Krotz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mediatized Worlds — Understanding Everyday Mediatization

    1. Andreas Hepp, Friedrich Krotz
      Pages 1-15
  3. Rethinking Mediatization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Knut Lundby
      Pages 19-37
    3. Johan Fornäs
      Pages 38-53
    4. Nick Couldry
      Pages 54-71
  4. Mediatization and New Media

  5. Mediatized Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Hubert Knoblauch
      Pages 143-158
    3. Miyase Christensen
      Pages 159-173
  6. Mediatization and Private Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. John Storey, Katy McDonald
      Pages 221-232
  7. Mediatization in Organizational Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Jan-Hendrik Passoth, Tilmann Sutter, Josef Wehner
      Pages 271-287
  8. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 324-332

About this book


How does the media influence our everyday lives? In which ways do our social worlds change when they interact with media? And what are the consequences for theorizing media and communication? Starting with questions like these, Mediatized Worlds discusses the transformation of our lives by their increasing mediatization. The chapters cover topics such as rethinking mediatization, mediatized communities, the mediatization of private lives and of organizational contexts, and the future perspective for mediatization research. The empirical studies offer new access to questions of mediatization an access that grounds mediatization in life-world and social-world perspectives.


culture media new media Online politics society technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Hepp
    • 1
  • Friedrich Krotz
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BremenGermany

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