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Mediatization and Mobile Lives : A Critical Approach - by Andru00e9 Jansson (Hardcover)

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Mediatization and Mobile Lives: A Critical Approach contributes to a complex, situated and critical understanding of what mediatization means and how it works in contemporary life.

The book explores the tension between the extended capabilities offered by media technology and growing media reliance, focusing particularly on mobile middle-class lives. It problematizes how mediatization is culturally legitimized in our times, when connectivity and mobility are increasingly seen as mandatory elements of self-realization.

Supported by extensive fieldwork carried out in contexts of gentrification, elite cosmopolitanism and post-tourism, André Jansson advances a critical, cultural materialist perspective of mediatization as he examines how people are torn between the new opportunities afforded by their mobile lives and the feeling of being trapped by our connected media culture.

Mediatization and Mobile Lives offers an engaging and critical exploration of the interplay between mediatization, individualization and globalization, making it an ideal resource for students and scholars of Media and Communication.

Number of Pages: 189
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Communication
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Andru00e9 Jansson
Language: English
Street Date: August 10, 2017
TCIN: 53075745
UPC: 9781138723627
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-2113
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