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Title: Mediatization: key concept or conceptual bandwagon?
Authors: Deacon, David
Stanyer, James
Keywords: Mediatization
Criticism
Concept design
Historical change
Media-centrism
Causal processes
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Sage Publications / © The Author(s)
Citation: DEACON, D. and STANYER, J., 2014. Mediatization: key concept or conceptual bandwagon? Media, Culture and Society, 36 (7), pp. 1032 - 1044.
Abstract: 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’.
Description: 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
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0163443714542218
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16178
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443714542218
ISSN: 0163-4437
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