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The mediated construction of reality

Couldry, Nick ORCID: 0000-0001-8233-3287 and Hepp, Andreas (2016) The mediated construction of reality. Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745681313

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Social theory needs to be completely rethought in a world of digital media and social media platforms driven by data processes. Fifty years after Berger and Luckmann published their classic text The Social Construction of Reality, two leading sociologists of media, Nick Couldry and Andreas Hepp, revisit the question of how social theory can understand the processes through which an everyday world is constructed in and through media. Drawing on Schütz, Elias and many other social and media theorists, they ask: what are the implications of digital media s profound involvement in those processes? Is the result a social world that is stable and liveable, or one that is increasingly unstable and unliveable?

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 12:25
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2021 00:06

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