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Dynamics Of Mediatization

Institutional Change and Everyday Transformations in a Digital Age

  • Olivier Driessens
  • Göran Bolin
  • Andreas Hepp
  • Stig Hjarvard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Olivier Driessens, Stig Hjarvard
    Pages 1-8
  3. Rethinking the Dynamics of Mediatization

  4. Dynamics in Politics and Organizations

  5. Dynamics in Everyday Life and Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. James Miller
      Pages 203-223
    3. Nete Nørgaard Kristensen, Christa Lykke Christensen
      Pages 225-245
    4. Tobias Pontara, Ulrik Volgsten
      Pages 247-269
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Göran Bolin, Andreas Hepp
      Pages 315-331

About this book


This volume sheds light on the underlying dynamics of mediatization, disentangling the actual unfolding of mediatization processes. The wide adoption and deep embedding of digital media and technology brings new questions to mediatization studies: how can we grasp this ‘deep mediatization’? In which way should we develop existing approaches of mediatization to analyse such dynamics? What are the consequences of this for theorising and empirically studying mediatization?  By using these questions as a starting point, this book presents an innovative and original collection that is dedicated to both the underlying dynamics of mediatization and recent dynamics related to digital media.


mediatization identity representations institutions society media logic mass media dynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Olivier Driessens
    • 1
  • Göran Bolin
    • 2
  • Andreas Hepp
    • 3
  • Stig Hjarvard
    • 4
  1. 1.The Department of SociologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Media and Communication StudiesSödertörn UniversityHuddingeSweden
  3. 3.ZeMKI Centre for Media, Communication and Information ResearchUniversität BremenBremenGermany
  4. 4.Department of Media, Cognition, and CommunicationUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

About the editors

Olivier Driessens is Lecturer in the Sociology of Media and Culture, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, UK.

Göran Bolin is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University, Sweden. 

Andreas Hepp is Professor of Media and Communication studies at the Faculty for Cultural Studies at the University of Bremen, ZeMKI, Germany.

Stig Hjarvard is Professor in the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dynamics Of Mediatization
  • Book Subtitle Institutional Change and Everyday Transformations in a Digital Age
  • Editors Olivier Driessens
    Göran Bolin
    Andreas Hepp
    Stig Hjarvard
  • Series Title Transforming Communications – Studies in Cross-Media Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Transform. Communicat. – Stud. Cross-Media Res.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-62982-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87445-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-62983-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 338
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Media and Communication
    Digital/New Media
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