12 May 2016

Interview with Stig Hjarvard about mediatization in MATRIZes

The Brazilian academic journal MATRIZes has just published a full article-length interview with Stig Hjarvard on the future of mediatization studies. The interview was conducted by Nicolás Llano Linares, University of Sao Paulo.
For the last decade Stig Hjarvard has been one of the leading proponents of the institutional perspective on mediatization theory. His work regarding both the theoretical framework and the empirical manifestations of the dynamics of the mediatization processes in different fields has enlarge the debate about the relationship between media developments and transformations of cultural and social institutions within the context of modernity. He is head of the ECREA section on Mediatization. He has written and edited numerous books, including The Mediatization of Culture and Society (Routledge, 2013), which has been translated to Portuguese and published by Editora UNISINOS (2014) and Mediatization and Religion (co-edited with Mia Lövheim, Nordicom, 2012). We sat down with Prof. Hjarvard to discuss the potential and misconceptions of mediatization theory, the development of media and communication studies in the Nordic region and the advantages of interdisciplinary encounters.
The interview is available here