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Vermittlungskulturen im Wandel

Brief – E-Mail – SMS

Joachim Höflich and Julian Gebhardt

Bis zur Erfindung des Telegraphen war der Brief nahezu das einzige Medium, um über Distanzen hinweg mit anderen in Kontakt zu treten oder Beziehungen aufrecht zu erhalten. Mit der E-Mail und dem Short Message Service sind weitere Medien der schriftlichen Kommunikation hinzu gekommen, die den Brief ergänzen – oder auch ersetzten. In diesem Band erfolgt nun eine erste Bestandsaufnahme der Forschung über den damit verbundenen Wandel von Vermittlungskulturen mit Beiträgen in- und ausländischer Wissenschaftler und Wissenschaftlerinnen.
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Mobile Kommunikation

Perspektiven und Forschungsfelder

Joachim Höflich and Julian Gebhardt

Innerhalb kürzester Zeit ist das Mobiltelefon als Ausdruck umfassender Entwicklungen der Mediatisierung, Mobilität und Individualisierung zu einem festen, ja sogar als unentbehrlich empfundenen Bestandteil der Alltagskommunikation geworden. Die damit verbundenen kommunikativen, sozialen und gesellschaftlichen Wandlungsprozesse zu untersuchen ist die genuine Aufgabe einer integrativen Kommunikationswissenschaft. In diesem Sinne beschäftigen sich in diesem Band renommierte in- und ausländische Wissenschaftler und Wissenschaftlerinnen aus verschiedenen Perspektiven mit der Mobilkommunikation und präsentieren Ergebnisse ihrer Forschungsarbeit.
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Leopoldina Fortunati, Jane Vincent and Julian Gebhardt

This book discusses the personal and social lives of e-actors interacting within the socio-technical structures of the evolving broadband society by exploring the different ways in which individuals, social groups, institutions, operators, manufactures, policy makers, designers and other parties contribute to human communication and social interaction in contemporary media societies. The volume covers four theoretical and empirical areas of research: the conceptual perspectives of e-actors, the emergence of new forms of agency, subjectivity, and mediated interpersonal communication, the everyday life experiences of e-actors, and finally the shaping policies and regulations in the broadband society.
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Edited by Julian Gebhardt, Leopoldina Fortunati and Jane Vincent

This series publishes peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes by internationally renowned scholars in the field of the social use of information and communication technologies (mass media included), communication studies and science and technology social studies. It provides an editorial space specifically dedicated to the collection of work that integrates new research regarding theoretical discourse, methodologies and studies from multiple disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, geography, linguistics, information science, engineering and more.

The editors particularly welcome texts elaborating new theories, original methodological approaches and challenges to existing knowledge. Proposals aimed at scholars, professionals and operators working in the diverse field of participation in broadband society are invited from all disciplines.

Leopoldina Fortunati is Professor of the Sociology of Communication at the Faculty of Education, University of Udine, Italy.
Julian Gebhardt is a researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Communication Studies at the University of Arts, Berlin.
Jane Vincent is Visiting Fellow at the University of Surrey’s Digital World Research Centre.

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Edited by Alberto Abruzzese, Nello Barile, Julian Gebhardt and Jane Vincent

This highly topical book deals with the new frontiers of digital television addressing the challenges it faces as a result of the upsurge of new and converging digital technologies. In a world which has developed online interactivity and new roles for its users, a new scenario of the domestic sphere is emerging where television has lost its dominance within audiovisual products to the Internet, videogames, tablets, mobile phones, and more. Contemporary digital television is thus a field where different platforms, languages and formats compete in order to become the dominant standard for the future. In this new TV ecosystem audiences are negotiating their identities and are implementing practices of use which are redesigning the entire processes for TV production and consumption.
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Julian Gebhardt, Hajo Greif, Lilia Raycheva and Claire Lobet-Maris

This volume represents a collection of recent thinking and research on the social and cultural aspects of contemporary broadband societies by exploring the social experiences and practices of using new information and communication technologies (ICT) within different contexts and domains of the emerging broadband society. It offers a compendium of the latest thoughts and questions on digitally mediated citizenship, networked identity, and sociality in the 21st Century and covers four main themes and empirical areas of research: uses and practices of new media, with particular focus on underprivileged groups, new media and the social differentiation of their use, ICT use and sustainable development, and finally new technologies, new challenges.