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Mediatization: key concept or conceptual bandwagon?

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posted on 04.11.2014 by David Deacon, James Stanyer
Mediatization is emerging as an influential new concept that places the media at the centre of all kinds of important cultural, political and social developments. However, it has so far attracted little critical evaluation. In this article the authors identify three areas of concern, namely, how causal processes are thought about, how historical change is understood, and how concepts are designed. It is hoped this article will generate critical debate and reflection to prevent the term from being applied so inconsistently and indiscriminately that it becomes a ‘concept of no difference’.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Media, Culture and Society

Volume

36

Issue

7

Pages

1032 - 1044 (12)

Citation

DEACON, D. and STANYER, J., 2014. Mediatization: key concept or conceptual bandwagon? Media, Culture and Society, 36 (7), pp. 1032 - 1044.

Publisher

Sage Publications / © The Author(s)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

This article was published in the journal, Media, Culture and Society [Sage Publications / © The Author(s)]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443714542218

ISSN

0163-4437

eISSN

1460-3675

Language

en

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