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Mediated Time

Perspectives on Time in a Digital Age

Editors: Hartmann, M., Prommer, E., Deckner, K., Görland, S.O. (Eds.)

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  • Presents a key intervention in the emerging research field of media and time
  • Collects prominent experts in Sociology, Media Studies, and Science and Technology Studies
  • Combines an historical overview of the subject and interviews with leading researchers with new, cutting-edge theoretical and empirical work
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Exploring mediated time, this book contemplates how far (and in what ways) media and time are intertwined from a diverse set of theoretical and empirical angles. It builds from theoretical discussions concerning the question of mediation and the normative framing of time (especially acceleration) and works its way through questions of time for/of one’s own, resisting temporalities, polychronicity, in-between-time, simultaneity and other time concepts.

It further examines specific time frames, imaginations of a media future and the past, questions of online journalism and multitasking or liveness. Bringing together authors from diverse backgrounds, this collection presents a rich combination of milestone articles, new empirical research, enriching theoretical work and interviews with leading researchers to bridge sociology, media studies, and science and technology studies in one of the first book-length publications on the emerging field of media and time.

About the authors

Maren Hartmann is Professor of Communication and Media Sociology at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), Germany. She has published widely on media and time; appropriation, especially domestication; media and mobilities; and home and homelessness.

Elizabeth Prommer is Professor and Chair for Communication and Media Studies and Director of the Institute for Media Research at the University of Rostock, Germany. Her research circulates around the ‘moving picture’ across platforms; converging media environments; and gendered media production.

Karin Deckner is a researcher at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), Germany, where she is currently working on her Ph.D. about the dematerialization of 'keys'.

Stephan Oliver Görland is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Media, Communication & Information Research (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen, Germany, and associate member of the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. 

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“Mediated Time is a theoretically ambitious deep-dive into the role and meaning of time as articulated through the lens of contemporary media. Joining an emerging literature on the reorganisation of time and space in post-industrial society, the volume explores not only the changing pace of everyday life due to mobile and digital technologies, but also the concept of mediated temporality itself. A must-read for those interested in the changing nature of time in our increasingly mediated lives.” (Laura Grindstaff, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Davis, USA)

“The accelerated pace of everyday life has become a major topic for the social sciences in recent decades. All too often, digitalization is seen as the cause. So a volume such as this, that examines the mediation of time from a number of theoretical and empirical perspectives, is a welcome addition [to the social sciences]. The range of excellent contributors and breadth of topics covered ensures that it will be read widely.” (Judy Wajcman, Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, UK)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24950-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24949-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mediated Time
Book Subtitle
Perspectives on Time in a Digital Age
Editors
  • Maren Hartmann
  • Elizabeth Prommer
  • Karin Deckner
  • Stephan Oliver Görland
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24950-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24950-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24949-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 365
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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