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22role in relation to these social domains: first they stimulate the of these domains bydifferentiationoffering a high variety of symbolic resources; second, they support the of these domainsintersectionby sustaining communication across them.In summary, the social world is the intersubjective sphere of the social relations that we as humanbeings experience. Those relations are rooted in everyday reality, a reality nowadays alwaysinterwoven with media to some degree. The social world is, in turn, differentiated into many domainsof meaning, even though it is also bound together by multiple relations of interdependence andconstraint.Notice that we have talked so far of a social world, not ‘society’. For sure, we cannot avoidconsidering how our various overlapping experiences of the social world contribute to, and areembedded within, ‘social orders’ (Wrong, 1994) of various sorts, including at the level of ‘nationalsocieties’. Those wider orders impact on our possible sense of membership of a social world often inviolent ways; increasingly, through globalization, we live in a social world that is shaped by multiple,overlapping and (in their effects) contradictory social orders. But – and this is the key move of socialphenomenology – those orders are not primary. A social world be built, and experienced, withoutcanthem, and so complexities and contradictions do not contradict the possibility of a social worldtheiritself. This enables us, for example, to hold onto the fundamental notion of the social world, whileavoiding any assumption of ‘methodological nationalism’ (Beck, 2006; Couldry and Hepp, 2012;Wimmer and Glick Schiller, 2002): we do not take the borders of ‘national societies’, whatever theirpractical importance for various purposes, as ‘natural’ limits of the social world. We also avoidassuming that any single ‘society’ (whether local, regional, national or global) is the only andexclusive ‘order’ in which the social world is embedded for particular sets of actors. Media today playa key role in the proliferating complexity of social , that is, in shaping the fororderingpossibilitiessocial order. We will come back later in to the question of social order, but on variousChapter 10scales, not just those of the nation. With deep mediatization, it is often, as we will find, atambiguitiesthe level of social ordering that characterize our experience. All the more important then that we takethe social world in general (not any particular social order) as the departure of our analysis.