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(2014) Mediatized worlds, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

When mediatization hits the ground

Nick Couldry

pp. 54-71

How best can we think about the effects of media institutions' existence on the space of the social, that is, on the underlying possibilities of social organization? I use the term "the space of the social" not primarily in a geographical sense, but simply to refer to the whole mass of ways in which the social is organized. That is the question I want to discuss in this chapter. I will stay close to social theory, because there are some issues around mediatization's relationship to social theory that need, I believe, to be sorted out. I will work towards resolving them, in part, by returning to some earlier work of mine on media meta-capital but also through a wider assessment of where mediatization research stands today.1

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DOI: 10.1057/9781137300355_4

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Couldry, N. (2014)., When mediatization hits the ground, in A. Hepp & F. Krotz (eds.), Mediatized worlds, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 54-71.

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