Mediatisation of Society
Media practices are essential to defining forms of socialisation, communication, consumption and symbolisation in today’s societies. The multifaceted practices of usage, social appropriation and control of media play a central role in the increasing technological shaping of individual societies and of globalisation.processes. Mediatisation causes social practices, societal models and agency constellations to change. As a tool of control over individuals and populations, as practical and meaningful resources, as displays of the self-will (Eigensinn) of social processes and as cultural and economic artefacts, media technologies, practices and images in brief, take centre stage when it comes to constituting and conveying social reality.
Doctoral candidates with a sound interdisciplinary interest and desire to explore the multifaceted interactions between cultural practices and representations of media and social transformation are welcome to join this section.