ZUR432 Social Theories of New Media

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2019

The course is not taught in Spring 2019

Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Jakub Macek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Alena Macková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lenka Dědková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lukáš Slavík (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jakub Macek, Ph.D.
Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Bc. Pavlína Brabcová
Supplier department: Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course overviews the theoretical and research issues that currently form the field of new media studies. The students will be well oriented in the key theoretical and research approaches to new media and will be able to apply their knowledge of the problematics in research area.
  • Introductory talk: goals and structure of the course
  • New media studies: new media and social sciences
  • Research on new media and new media users
  • New media and the critique of novelty
  • New media and the transformation of everyday life
  • New media and media audiences: participation in textuality and transformation of the relationship between audiences and broadcasters
  • New media, communities and social networking sites
  • New media, politics, activism and the public sphere
  • New media and structural transformation of current society: information society and digital divide
    required literature
  • Media and participationa site of ideological-democratic struggle. Edited by Nico Carpentier. Chicago: Intellect, 2011. 405 p. ISBN 9781841505244. info
  • JENKINS, Henry. Convergence culture : where old and new media collide. New York: New York University Press, 2006. xi, 308. ISBN 9780814742952. info
  • BAKARDJIEVA, Maria. Internet society : the Internet in everyday life. London: SAGE, 2005. xi, 220. ISBN 0761943390. info
  • CERTEAU, Michel de and Pierre MAYOL. The practice of everyday life. Edited by Luce Giard. New rev. and augm. ed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998. xlv, 292. ISBN 9780816628773. info
  • GIDDENS, Anthony. The constitution of society : outline of the theory of structuration. 1st ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984. xxxvii, 40. ISBN 9780520057289. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
position paper, oral exam, theoretical paper
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2019, recent)
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