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[ecrea] CfP "Critical Mediatization Research"

Sun Jan 24 17:21:26 GMT 2016

Call for Papers: "Critical Mediatization Research. Power, inequality and
social change in a mediatized age"

The international conference is organized by the priority program
"Mediatized Worlds" in cooperation with the ECREA Section
"Mediatization" and takes place from 30st August to 1st September 2016
in Bremen, Germany. Deadline for abstracts is 31st March 2016.

As more and more media become relevant and intertwined with various
social and cultural practices at a micro, mezzo, and macro level, it
becomes evident that mediatization research cannot just describe,
reconstruct and explain the ongoing developments, but must also involve
critical studies, critical analysis, and reflections or start by
referring to critical theories. 'Critical' in this context does not
imply utopian hopes or dystopian fears, but rather an understanding of
the interrelations between communicative, social and cultural changes
from the perspective of civil society: how do media related
transformations affect the constraints and opportunities of social and
cultural life or create new ones, and for which groups in society may
changes be beneficial or detrimental?

With this call for papers the conference intends to contribute to an
open debate about mediatization research in relation to various critical

Please read the full Call for Papers here:
or here:


Merle-Marie Kruse, M.A.

Universität Bremen
Fachbereich 9
ZeMKI, Zentrum für Medien-, Kommunikations- & Informationsforschung
Linzer Str. 4
28359 Bremen

E-Mail: (m.kruse /at/

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