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The Mediatization of Society
A Theory of the Media as Agents of Social and Cultural Change

References Alexander, Jeffrey C. (1981) ‘The Mass News Media in Systemic, Historical, and Comparative Perspective’, in E. Katz & T. Szecskö, (eds.) Mass Media and Social Change. London: Sage (Sage Studies in International Sociology; 22). Altheide, David L. & Snow, Robert P. (1979) Media Logic. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. Altheide, David L. & Snow, Robert P. (1988) ‘Toward a Theory of Mediation’, in J.A. Anderson (red.) Communication Yearbook 11: 194-223. Amnå, Erik & Berglez, Peter (red.) (1999

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The Mediatized Zlatan, Made by Sweden
An Immigrant’s Path from Provincial Otherness to a Western Literary Space

). The Making of a Bestseller: Success Stories from Authors and the Editors, Agents, and Booksellers Behind Them . Chicago: Dearborn Trade Publishing. Hjarvard, Stig (2013). The Mediatization of Culture and Society . London: Routledge. I am Zlatan The Biography App By Albert Bonniers Publisher [accessed 21 February 2014]. Ibrahimović, Zlatan with Lagercrantz, David (2013). I am Zlatan Ibrahimović. Transl. Ruth Utbom. London: Penguin Books. Kuper, Simon (2013a). ”I am Zlatan Ibrahimović: A Modern Fairy Tale”. New

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Mediating the Web as a Public Space
A Local Experiment in the Creation of Online Civic Genres

References Agre, Philip (1998) Designing Genres for New Media: Social, Economic and Political Contexts. In Jones, Steven G. (ed.) Cybersociety 2.0: Revisiting Computer-Mediated Communication and Community. Thousand Oaks etc.: Sage Publications, 69-99. Aikens, Scott (1997/1998) American Democracy and Computer-Mediated Communication: a Case Study in Minnesota. Castells, Manuel (1997) The Power of Identity. Volume II of The Information Age. Economy, Society and Culture. Oxford

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Growing Old with Mediatization
Reflexivity and Sense of Agency

. Beck, Ulrich (1992). Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity. London: Sage. Couldry, Nick & Hepp, Andreas (2017). The Mediated Construction of Reality. Malden: Polity Press. Deuze, Mark (2012). Media Life. Cambridge: Polity. Ekström, Mats; Fornäs, Johan; Jansson, André & Jerslev, Anne (2016). Three Tasks for Mediatization Research: Contributions to an Open Agenda. Media, Culture & Society, 38(7): 1090-1108. Gilleard, Chris & Higgs, Paul (2015). Connecting Life Span Development with the Sociology of the

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Moving Picture, Lying Image: Unreliable Cinematic Narratives


By coining the term “unreliable narrator” Wayne Booth hypothesized another agent in his model besides the author, the implicit author, to explain the double coding of narratives where a distorted view of reality and the exposure of this distortion are presented simultaneously. The article deals with the applicability of the concept in visual narratives. Since unreliability is traditionally considered to be intertwined with first person narratives, it works through subjective mediators. According to scholarly literature on the subject, the narrator has to be strongly characterized, or in other words, anthropomorphized. In the case of film, the main problem is that the narrator is either missing or the narration cannot be attributed entirely to them. There is a medial rupture where the apparatus mediates the story instead of a character’s oral or written discourse. The present paper focuses on some important but overlooked questions about the nature of cinematic storytelling through a re-examination of |the lying flashback in Alfred Hitchcock's Stage Fright. Can a character-narrator control the images the viewer sees? How can the filmic image still be unreliable without having an anthropomorphic narrator? How useful is the term focalization when we are dealing with embedded character-narratives in film?

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ComDev in the Mediatized World

de una otra Comunicación en América Latina: practicas comunitárias, teorías y demandas sociales . ALAIC y Ediciones Uninorte, Barranquilla, Colombia . Nederveen Pieterse, Jan (2008) ”Globalization the next round: Sociological perspectives”. Futures , vol. 40, issue 8. Martin-Barbero (1993) Communication, Culture and Hegemony. From the Media to Mediation. London: Sage. Richey, Lisa Ann & Ponte, Stefano (2011) Brand aid: shopping well to save the world . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press

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Healthy Ageing and Mediated Health Expertise

References Alftberg, Åsa & Lundin, Susanne (2012). Successful Ageing in Practice: Reflections on Health, Activity and Normality in Old Age in Sweden. Culture Unbound : Journal of Current Cultural Research, 4(3): 481-497. Brinkmann, Svend (2014). Det kvalitative interview. København: Hans Reitzels Forlag Christensen, Christa Lykke (2016). The Mediatization of Health Expertise. Critical Studies of Television: The International Journal of Television Studies, 11(2): 204-216. Christensen, Kaare et al

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Mediated Culture and the Well-informed Global Citizen
Images of Africa in the Global North


During recent years, considerable attention has been paid to the negative portrayal of the African continent in the media of the so-called ‘global North’. Significantly less focus has been put on how to actually represent Africa in the news as more than the site of catastrophes or in other ways than through sunshine stories of the ‘struggling but smiling African’. The present article argues that the lack of a wide range of different genres in the North’s mediated representations of Africa is problematic, because the ‘hard news’ we receive is deficient in information about the background and context of news event. The article looks into different cultural expressions such as film, television entertainment and literature to explore how they can play a role in illustrating the concept of ‘Africa’ as both diverse and multifaceted. It argues that opening the northern mediascape to more content from the south would serve as an important backdrop and help in understanding a variety of messages from the African continent.

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The Mediated Body
Cosmetic Surgery in Television Drama, Reality Television and Fashion Photography


Taking Vivian Sobchack’s idea of the digital morph as not only a digital practice but also a metaphor for a culture obsessed with the idea of bodily changes, of reversibility and metamorphoses, the article takes a closer look at the visual construction of the body as a site of transformation, modification, and improvement in both television, film and fashion photography. The article focuses on the two reality programmes /Extreme Makeover/ (ABC) and /The Swan/ (FOX), the American drama-series /Nip/Tuck/ and an extended series of fashion photographs from /Italian Vogue/ July 2005 by American photographer Steven Meisel titled /Makeover Madness/. The article argues that this modifiable body is today’s /natural body /and it concludes that even though the modified body, digital or not, is noticable everywhere in contemporary visual culture it may, primarily, point out what our culture wants to deny.

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Performativity and Worldmaking
Interview with Chiel M. Kattenbelt

References Bloom, Harold. 1998. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. New York: Riverhead Books. Bogatyrev, Pjotr. 1971 [1938]. Les signes du théâtre [The Signs of the Theatre]. Poétique vol. 8: 517–530. Eco, Umberto. 1977. Semiotics of Theatrical Performance. The Drama Review vol. T73: 107–117. Kattenbelt, Chiel. 2018. Intermedial Theatre in a Mediatized Culture and Society. In Intermedial Performance and Politics in the Public Sphere , ed. Katia Arfara, Aneta Mancewicz and Ralf Remshardt, 15–26. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave

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