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Social Dynamics 2.0

Researching Change in Times of Media Convergence

Social Dynamics 2.0

Social Dynamics 2.0


edited by Nadja-Christina Schneider and Bettina Gräf, with contributions by Nadja-Christina Schneider, Bettina Gräf and  Saskia Schäfer


Mediated forms of communication increasingly influence the social relations and different spheres of life in the regions of South Asia, Southeast Asia and in the Arab-speaking region. In order to understand the profound social and political changes that go hand in hand with these medialisation processes, an independent and systematic media perspective needs to be generated from within the disciplinary framework of Area and Islamic Studies. This volume has a strong focus on the internet and on the diversity of internet-based communication in the three regions mentioned above. Furthermore, it stresses the need for a new cross-media approach that goes beyond the analysis of single media and helps to understand the transnational and local dynamics of an increasing media convergence.


The volume is based on the workshop "Time for Medialisation: Integrating Media and Transcultural Communication Research within Islamic and Area Studies" - organised by Nadja-Christina Schneider and Bettina Gräf, which was held on 8 - 10 April 2010 at BGSMCS and the Institute for Asian and African Studies at Humboldt University Berlin.


Link: Frank & Timme


Bibliographical references:

  • Gräf, Bettina and Nadja-Christina Schneider (eds). 2011. Social Dynamics 2.0: Researching Change in Times of Media Convergence, Berlin: Frank & Timme.

  • Gräf, Bettina and Nadja-Christina Schneider. 2011. "Introduction", in Idem (eds), Social Dynamics 2.0: Researching Change in Times of Media Convergence, Berlin: Frank & Timme, pp. 9-26.

  • Schäfer, Saskia. 2011. "Expanding the Toolbox: Discourse Analysis and Area Studies", in Nadja-Christina Schneider and Bettina Gräf (eds), Social Dynamics 2.0: Researching CHange in Times of Media Convergence, Berlin: Frank & Timme, pp. 145-163.

Time for Medialisation

Integrating Media and Transcultural Communication Research within Islamic and Area Studies