Nordicom Review 38 (Special Issue 1) 2017. Being Old in the Age of Mediatization

Published: 
8 Jun 2017
ISSN: 
1403-1108
Pages: 
123
150,00 kr
This special issue of Nordicom Review examines media dynamics in the lives of older people and how these dynamics influence the perceptions of old age, ageing and older people. From a number of different perspectives, the articles in the issue present studies of the specific consequences media have on the later part of the life cycle and how old age and ageing is affected and shaped by processes of mediatization. Mediatization research has thus far focused on various aspects of work life and public life, such as politics, religion, and conflict, while other studies have looked at parenthood, how children play, health,and sport. This issue concentrates on the question of how media influence our older generations and thus discusses how a mediatized society may contribute to confirming or altering conceptions of what it means to be old. In a predominantly Western context, older generations respond to a mediatized culture through various processes – including appropriation, adoption and resistance – and the articles in this issue illustrate how these processes take place.      

Content

Christa Lykke Christensen
Line Nybro Petersen

Introduction. Being Old in the Age of Mediatization

DOI: 
10.1515/nor-2017-0399
Christa Lykke Christensen

Healthy Ageing and Mediated Health Expertise

DOI: 
10.1515/nor-2017-0403
Line Nybro Petersen

‘Generation Conviviality’. The Role of Media Logic in Television Production for Elderly Audiences

DOI: 
10.1515/nor-2017-0397
Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol
Kim Sawchuk
Line Grenier

Maintaining Connections. Octo- and Nonagenarians on Digital ‘Use and Non-use’

DOI: 
10.1515/nor-2017-0396
Cecilie Givskov

Growing Old with Mediatization. Reflexivity and Sense of Agency

DOI: 
10.1515/nor-2017-0402
Noah Lenstra

The Community-Based Information Infrastructure of Older Adult Digital Learning. A Study of Public Libraries and Senior Centers in a Medium-sized City in the USA

DOI: 
10.1515/nor-2017-0401
Annika Bergström

Digital Equality and the Uptake of Digital Applications among Seniors of Different Age

DOI: 
10.1515/nor-2017-0398
Thorsten Naab
Christian Schwarzenegger

Why Ageing is More Important than Being Old Understanding the Elderly in a Mediatized World

DOI: 
10.1515/nor-2017-0400
Andreas Hepp
Matthias Berg
Cindy Roitsch

A Processual Concept of Media Generation. The Media-Generational Positioning of Elderly People

DOI: 
10.1515/nor-2017-0395

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