Göran Bolin is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, and Visiting Professor at the Institut für Medien, Wissen und Kommunikation, Universität Augsburg. He is the author of Value and the Media: Cultural Production and Consumption in Digital Markets (2011), the editor of Cultural Technologies: The Shaping of Culture in Media and Society (2012), and of Media Generations: Experience, Identity and Mediatised Social Change (2016).
Media Generations - Experience, Identity and Mediatised Social Change
While the analysis of generations has been central in the sociological understanding of social change, the role of the media in this process has only been acknowledged as an important feature during the last couple of decades. This lecture will discuss the role of the media in the formation of generational experience, identity and habitus, and how mediated nostalgia is an important part in the social formation of generations.
The totality of the media landscape is a contextual structure that together with age and life-course factors help inform world-views and ways to relate to the wider society that guide the actions of media users. In the lecture is demonstrated how different generations, having come of age at different moments in the mediatised historical process, develop different media habits, but also make sense of the world differently, which informs their relations to older and younger generations.
It also explores the process of 'generationing', that is, the process in which a generation come into being as a self-perceived social identity, which partly builds on specific kinds of nostalgia that establishes generational differences and distinctions.
Meldung vom 15.11.2016