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No Media Less Life?: Online Disconnection in Mediatized Worlds
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies. University of Pennsylvania, United States .ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5879-2130
Augsburg University.
2014 (English)In: First Monday, ISSN 1396-0466, Vol. 19, no 11, 5497- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In times when media are mundane fellows that are disappearing from our consciousness; when media usage is partly habitualized and therefore invisible, looking at disconnections rather than exclusively connection enables us to develop a deeper understanding of what it means to live in mediatized worlds. Media disconnection beyond digital divide and knowledge gap is, however, rarely addressed in current studies of mediatization. This paper is an attempt to explore specific forms of disconnection in conjunction with connection enabled by media. By using forced disruption of the daily stream of online engagement as a method, the article discusses how online disconnection can contribute to an understanding of media participation and its role in the everyday lives of young adults.

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2014. Vol. 19, no 11, 5497- p.
Keyword [en]
Mediatization, Media Life, Media Experiences, Media Connection, Media Disconnection
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Communication Studies
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25169DOI: 10.5210/fm.v19i11.5497ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84910007601OAI: diva2:759965
Available from: 2014-11-01 Created: 2014-11-01 Last updated: 2017-02-03Bibliographically approved

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