Media and Social Life
Edited by Mary Beth Oliver, Arthur A Raney
To Be Published January 1st 2014 by Routledge
Series: Electronic Media Research Series
Our use of media touches on almost all aspects of our social lives, be they friendships, parent-child relationships, emotional lives, or social stereotypes. How we understand ourselves and others is now largely dependent on how we perceive ourselves and others in media, how we interact with one another through mediated channels, and how we share, construct, and understand social issues via our mediated lives.
This volume highlights cutting edge scholarship from preeminent scholars in media psychology that examines how media intersect with our social lives in three broad areas: media and the self; media and relationships; and social life in emerging media. The scholars in this volume not only provide insightful and up-to-date examinations of theorizing and research that informs our current understanding of the role of media in our social lives, but they also detail provocative and valuable roadmaps that will form that basis of future scholarship in this crucially important and rapidly evolving media landscape.
Learning About Ourselves
Identity, Markus Appel
Emotions, Robin Nabi
Morality, Art Raney
Learning, Alison Bryant
Spirituality, Srividya Ramasubramanian
Media and Relationships
Perceptions of Others, Mary Beth Oliver
Family Relationships, Marina Krcmar
Friendships, Sonja Utz
Romance/Sex, Jennifer Aubrey
Media Characters, Jonathan Cohen
Emerging Media and Social Life
Social Media, Zizi Papacharissi
Blogging, Carmen Stavrositu
Gaming, Christoph Klimmt
Mobile Comm, Scott Campbell
Customization, Sriram Kalyanarama
Art Raney is associate professor of communication and director of doctoral studies at Florida State University.
Mary Beth Oliver is professor of Communication at Penn State University. She specializes in media and psychology, focusing on both the psychological effects of media and on viewers' attraction to or enjoyment of media content.