Media and Social Life

Media and Social Life


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138692152
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/06/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mary Beth Oliver (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is a distinguished professor in the Department of Film/Video & Media Studies and co-director of the Media Effects Research Lab at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research in media effects focuses on entertainment psychology and on social cognition. Her recent publications on these topics have appeared such journals as the Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, and Communication Research, among others. She is currently an associate editor of the Media Psychology journal.

Arthur A. Raney (Ph.D., University of Alabama) is the James E. Kirk Professor of Communication and director of doctoral studies in the School of Communication at Florida State University. His research primarily examines how and why we enjoy various media entertainment content, with specific attention to the role morality plays in those processes. His writings on these issues have been published in various anthologies, as well as in the Journal of Communication, Media Psychology, and Communication Theory, among others. He is currently an associate editor of the Media Psychology journal.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Media and the Self

1: Emotion, Media, and Our Social World

Robin L. Nabi

2: Media and Identity

Markus Appel, Martina Mara, and Silvana Weber

3: Morality and the Selection, Reception, and Effects of Entertainment Media

Arthur A. Raney and Sophie H. Janicke

4: Media and Spirituality

Srividya Ramasubramanian

5: Integrating Technology and Media and the Social Learning Ecosystem: The Evolving State of Formal Learning

Brittney Huntington and J. Alison Bryant

Part 2: Media and Relationships

6: Media and Social Groups

Mary Beth Oliver, Jennifer Hoewe, Erin Ash, Keunyeong Kim, Mun-Young Chung, and Drew Shade

7: The Domestication of Media in the Family

Marina Krcmar

8: Media and Friendships

Sonja Utz

9: Sex, Romance, and Media: Taking Stock of Two Research Literatures

Jennifer Stevens Aubrey and Hilary Gamble

10: Mediated Relationships and Social Life: Current Research on Fandom, Parasocial Relationships, and Identification

Jonathan Cohen

Part 3: Emerging Media and Social Life

11: Video Games and Social Life

Christoph Klimmt

12: The Structural Transformation of Mobile Communication: Implications for Self and Society

Scott W. Campbell, Rich Ling, and Joseph B. Bayer

13: The Place Where Our Social Networks Reside: Social Media and Sociality

Kelly Quinn and Zizi Papacharissi

14: Blogging

Carmen Stavrositu

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