Chapter 1. Introduction: From Mediation to Mediatization Chapter 2. Mediatization: A New Theoretical Perspective Chapter 3. The Mediatization of Politics: From Party Press to Opinion Industry Chapter 4. The Mediatization of Religion: From the Faith of the Church to the Enchantment of the Media Chapter 5. The Mediatization of Play: From Bricks to Bytes Chapter 6. The Mediatization of Habitus: The Social Character of a New Individualism Chapter 7. Epilogue - Mediatization: Consequences and Policies References Index
Stig Hjarvard, PhD, is Professor and Vice-Chair at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has published books and articles on journalism, media and globalization, media and religion, media history and mediatization theory. He is editor of the journal Northern Lights and of the English language books News in a Globalized Society (2001) and Media in a Globalized Society (2003).
'Stig Hjarvard has through the last decade been a leading scholar in the emerging research on mediatization of culture and society. In this book he synthesizes his theory and makes his extensive work accessible in one English volume. He refines his institutional approach to changes in the media and in social and cultural areas that more and more take on media forms' - Knut Lundby, Professor of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway. 'In this noteworthy book, Stig Hjarvard redirects theories about the power of media. Hjarvard reveals a complex and vital picture of how contemporary societies are transforming themselves under conditions of high modernity.' - Gaye Tuchman, Professor of Sociology, University of Connecticut, USA. 'Mediatization is one of the most inspired innovations in contemporary media studies, and Stig Hjarvard provides essential reading for the road ahead.' - Mark Deuze, Associate Professor, Indiana University, USA.