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Unformatted text preview: 192:354: Mediated Communication Midterm: Topics covered to date Caveat: This is an incomplete list and should be used simply to give you a sense of the various topics we’ve covered so far. Topics in the list are certainly important, but there may be other aspects that I include on the midterm. Lecture Topics: • Understanding the Role of Mediation in Society o What is Mediation? §༊ Perspectives on communication, mediation §༊ Watzlawick’s Axiom o A Historical Lens §༊ McCluhan §༊ McCluhan’s Laws of Media §༊ Technological / Social Determinism §༊ Affordances View §༊ ARPANet, WWW vs. Internet, MUD, MOO and SF-Lovers, USENET, advent of social networking o Mediation Matters: Core Theories §༊ Social Construction of Technology §༊ Systems Theory §༊ Social Exchange Theory §༊ Bridging / Bonding & Social Capital §༊ Social Information Processing §༊ Social Penetration Theory §༊ Uses & Gratification §༊ SIDE Model §༊ Baym’s variables affecting communication o Mediation & Sociability §༊ Changes from generation to generation §༊ Impact of technology / other factors • Socialization Online o Personal Relationships §༊ Typology of routine behavior §༊ Additional behaviors performed online §༊ Impact of CMC on personal relationships §༊ Networked individualism o Love Online §༊ Types of sites / features §༊ 2-stage self-presentation process §༊ Deceit & notions of self §༊ Distanced relationships • New mediating factors §༊ Other forms of ‘love’ online (ex: eldercare) o The Digital Family §༊ Elements of family §༊ Work/life balance §༊ What is meant by bedroom culture? §༊ Family boundaries & parent-child relationships o Identity §༊ Self-disclosure & self-presentation Readings: • • • • • • • • • • CMC Chs. 3, 4, 6, 9, 11, 15 Baym, N. (2010). Personal Connections in the Digital Age. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. Ch. 1 Livingstone, S. (2009). On the mediation of everything. Journal of Communication, 59(1), 1-18. Rheingold, H. (1994) The Virtual Community. Ch.3: http://www.rheingold.com/vc/book/3.html Carr, N. (2008). Is Google Making Us Stupid? The Atlantic Monthly. Baym, N. (2010). Personal Connections in the Digital Age. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. Ch. 3 Putnam, R. (2000). Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. New York: Simon and Schuster. Ch. 1 Boase, J., & Wellman, B. (2006). Personal relationships: On and off the Internet. In A. Vangelisti and D. Perlman (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of personal relationships (pp. 709- 723). Turkle, S. (2011). Alone Together. New York, NY: Basic Books. Ch. 6 Livingstone, S. (2007). From family television to bedroom culture: young people’s media at home. In E. Devereux (Ed.), Media studies: key issues and debates (pp. 302-321). ...
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