A culturalist approach to the concept of the mediatization of politics: the age of "media hegemony"

Block, Elena (2013) A culturalist approach to the concept of the mediatization of politics: the age of "media hegemony". Communication Theory, 23 3: 259-278. doi:10.1111/comt.12016

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Author Block, Elena
Title A culturalist approach to the concept of the mediatization of politics: the age of "media hegemony"
Journal name Communication Theory   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-3293
1468-2885
Publication date 2013-08-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/comt.12016
Volume 23
Issue 3
Start page 259
End page 278
Total pages 20
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article rethinks the concept of the mediatization of politics from a culturalist perspective, rebuilding the concept through five arguments: the first two are focused on the symbolic dimension of the issue in the context of the naturalized hegemonic media; the third presents it as a conceptual tool helpful to study the way citizens increasingly interact with media technologies and forms to engage with politics; the fourth poses it as a state of affairs where individuals and groups develop cultural patterns of media connectivity that lead to politically mediatized situations; the last proposes this state of affairs as the ‘‘fourth age’’ of political communication: An age of media hegemony. Hugo Chávez’s politically mediatized Venezuela serves as an illustration.
Keyword Perspective
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special issue: Conceptualizing Mediatization. Guest edited by Nick Couldry and Andreas Hepp

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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