We’re pleased to announce that our new ECREA Summer School book is now also available free to download at http://www.researchingcommunication.eu/

This is the direct link to the book’s pdf:

Individual chapters can be downloaded here:

“Communication as the intersection of the old and the new” (Bremen: edition lumière) was edited by Maria Francesca Murru, Fausto Colombo, Laura Peja, Simone Tosoni, Richard Kilborn, Risto Kunelius, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Leif Kramp and Nico Carpentier.

This book, the fourteenth in the Researching and Teaching Communication Book Series launched in 2006, stems from the communal intellectual work of the lecturers, the students and the alumni of the 2018 edition of the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School (SuSo).

The book gives an account of the plurality of research interests and analytical perspectives that the SuSo community values as its main asset. What was especially apparent in this year’s cluster of contributions is that our field of study integrates a wide variety of media technologies (ranging from old to new), demonstrating that contemporary societies are not characterized by the replacement of technologies, but by the always unique articulations, integrations and intersections of old and new. The book is structured in four sections: 1) Theories and Concepts 2) Media and the Construction of Social Reality 3) Mediatizations 4) Media, Health and Sociability

Contributors are: Fatoş Adiloğlu, Magnus Andersson, Nico Carpentier, Xu Chen, Vaia Doudaki, Edgard Eeckman, Timo Harjuniemi, Kari Karppinen, Alyona Khaptsova, Ludmila Lupinacci, Fatma Nazlı Köksal, Ondrej Pekacek, Michael Skey, Piia Tammpuu, Ruben Vandenplas, Konstanze Wegmann and Karsten D. Wolf. The book additionally contains abstracts of the doctoral projects that were discussed at the 2018 European Media Communication Doctoral Summer School.

The book was published by edition lumière, Bremen (http://www.editionlumiere.de). The book is a part of the Researching and Teaching Communication Series, edited by Nico Carpentier and Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt (see http://www.researchingcommunication.eu). The publishing of this book was supported by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan) and the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).

Below, you’ll find the Table of Contents.

Communication as the intersection of the old and the new


Introduction: Communication as the intersection of the old and the newMaria Francesca Murru, Laura Peja, Simone Tosoni, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Nico Carpentier


SECTION ONE: Theories and concepts

What kinds of normative theories do we need? Ideal and non-ideal theories in communication research
Kari Karppinen

Friends, not foes: Integrating structuralist and agentic perspectives on media consumption
Alyona Khaptsova, Ruben Vandenplas

The rise of the alternative: Critical usefulness of the “Alternative Media” notion in the Czech context
Ondrej Pekacek

“The closest thing to teleportation”: The concept of liveness in the age of connectivity
Ludmila Lupinacci

Crisis of liberal democracy, crisis of journalism? Learning from the economic crisis
Timo Harjuniemi

SECTION TWO: Media and the construction of social reality

The construction of the homeless in the Greek street paper shedia
Vaia Doudaki, Nico Carpentier

Mediation and place: The sharpening and weakening of boundaries
Magnus Andersson

“Yay! I am officially an #estonian #eResident!” Representations of
Estonian e-residency as a novel kind of state-related status and
affiliation on Twitter
Piia Tammpuu

SECTION THREE: Mediatizations

Situational analysis as a research method for the reconstruction of communicative figurations
Karsten D. Wolf, Konstanze Wegmann

Football and mediatization: A serious academic pursuit or just scholars playing silly games?
Michael Skey

SECTION FOUR: Media, health and sociability

Tradition and the digital: A study of dating attitudes among Australia-based Chinese dating app users
Xu Chen

Visual matters in health communication: A systematic review
Fatma Nazlı Köksal, Fatoş Adiloğlu

Power to the patient? Studying the balance of power between patient and GP in relation to Web health information
Edgard Eeckman


Project abstracts presented at the SuSo