Non-media-centric media studies: A Cross-generational conversation

Krajina, Zlatan; Moores, Shaun and Morley, David G.. 2014. Non-media-centric media studies: A Cross-generational conversation. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 17(6), pp. 1-19. ISSN 1367-5494 [Article]

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On the face of it, the notion of non-media-centric media studies appears to be a contradiction in terms. Surely those who are working in media studies will put media at the centre of their investigations and explanations of social life? In the following conversation, three advocates of a non-media-centric approach discuss their ways into the field of media studies at different points in its development, and together they explore their overlapping empirical research interests as well as their theoretical, methodological and pedagogical concerns. Topics that feature in this exchange include the linked mobilities of information, people and commodities, the articulation of material and virtual geographies, and the meaningfulness of everyday, embodied practices. Out of the dialogue emerges a renewed call for media studies that acknowledge the particularities of media, but which are about more than simply studying media and which seek to recover the field’s early spirit of interdisciplinary adventure.

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Cultural geography, everyday life, media studies, mobilities, non-media-centric approach, non-representational theory, power, practice, technologies

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies



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30 Jan 2015 14:25

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29 Apr 2020 16:07


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