Category Archives: media studies

New on Early View: Simon Gottschalk reviews David Altheide’s ‘Media Syndrome’ #sssi #sociology

Over the past few decades David Altheide has made enormous contribution not only of interactionist research on the media but on the sociology of the media more generally. In 2016 Altheide published ‘The Media Syndrome’, a book that uses twelve … Continue reading


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Review of Tim Highfield’s “Social Media and Everyday Politics” on Early View #sssi #sociology

Today we are all the more aware that Twitter is used by politicians and for political purposes. As Rituparna Patgiri writes in her review,  Tim Highfield “very beautifully highlights the role that social media plays in organizing or helping movements and protests. … Continue reading

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On Early View Andreas Bischoff’s review of Winking & Leeds-Hurwitz’s book on Goffman

As the reception of our Special Issue on ‘Erving Goffman’ edited by Dmitri Shalin demonstrated there is an enormous interest in Goffman’s work and a need to (re-)examine his analyses  also in light of his biography. This interest in Goffman’s work also is … Continue reading

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