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Předmět, akademický rok 2022/2023
Media Sociology - JJM239
Anglický název: Media Sociology
Zajišťuje: Katedra mediálních studií (23-KMS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2021 do 2022
Semestr: oba
E-Kredity: 6
Rozsah, examinace: 1/1 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: zimní:15 / 15 (30)
letní:neurčen / neurčen (30)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
předmět lze zapsat v ZS i LS
Garant: Mgr. Jan Miessler
Vyučující: Mgr. Jan Miessler
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Termíny zkoušek   Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Miessler (26.01.2022)
In this course, we will introduce and discuss some of the key areas of media sociology. We will look at important figures of the field and their representative work. The point is to get an overview about the complex relationships between media and society. We will pay particular attention to social aspects of journalism and new media.
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Miessler (26.01.2022)

As the result of taking this course, students should acquire an overview of the field of media sociology and understanding of its key areas. They should be able to use this understanding for analysis of the relationship between media and society in general and for linking various aspects of that relationship to relevant theories in particular.

Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Miessler (26.01.2022)

CASTELLS, M. (1996) The Rise of Network Society. Basil Blackwell.

CURRAN, J. ed. (2010) Media and Society (5th ed.). Bloomsbury Academic.

van DIJK, J. (2012) The Network Society (3rd ed.). Sage.

FUCHS, C. (2021) Social Media: A Critical Introduction (3rd ed.). Sage.

GANS, H. (1979) Deciding What’s News: A Study of CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Newsweek, and Time. Northwestern University Press.

SCHUDSON, M. (1983) The Sociology of News. W.W. Norton.

SHOEMAKER, P., RESSE, S. (2014) Mediating the Message in the 21st Century: A Media Sociology Perspective. Routledge.

SPARKS, C. (2007) Globalization, Development and the Mass Media. Sage.

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Miessler (26.01.2022)

Short introduction to the topic by the lecturer followed by student presentations and debates about key issues of assigned texts.

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Miessler (26.01.2022)

To pass the class, students need to get at least 51 points. They can get them for  critical reflections on assigned literature, final paper and a book review. Students themselves can choose which tasks they want to do in order to obtain the points. Requirements for the tasks will be discussed during the first class.

30 % - Critical reflections on required readings (3x 10 %)
20 % - Book review
50 % - Paper

To pass the class it is necessary to reach at least 51 points.

Final grade spectrum:

A: 91+, B: 81-90, C: 71-80, D: 61-70, E: 51-60, Fail: <50

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Petr Bednařík, Ph.D. (10.02.2022)


1          Introduction; paradigms of media sociology

Recommended readings:
LAZARSFELD, P. (1941) Remarks on Administrative and Critical Communications Research. Studies in Philosophy and Social Science, vol. 9, 9-16.
SCHUDSON, M. (2010) Four Approaches to the Sociology of News Revisited in: Curran, J. ed. Media and Society. (5th ed.). Bloomsbury Academic, 164-185.
SCHUDSON, M. (1978) Discovering the News. Basic Books. (Introduction: The Ideal of Objectivity, pp. 3-11)

Related literature:
GITLIN, T. (1978) "Media Sociology: The Dominant Paradigm" Theory and Society, vol. 6(2), 205-253.
POTTER, W. J. et al. (1993) "The Three Paradigms of Mass Media Research in Mainstream Communication Journals" Communication Theory, vol. 3(4), 317-335.
SPARKS, G. (1995) "Comments Concerning the Claim That Mass Media Research Is 'Prescientific': A Response to Potter, Cooper, and Dupagne" Communication Theory, vol. 5(3), 273–280.
POTTER, W. J. (1995) "Reply to Sparks's Critique" Communication Theory, vol. 5(3), 280–286.
SPARKS, G. (1995) " A Final Reply to Potter, Cooper, and Dupagne" Communication Theory, vol. 5(3), 286–289.
JENSEN, K. B., NEUMAN, W. R. (2013) "Evolving Paradigms of Communication Research" International Journal of Communication, vol. 7, 230–238.
McQUAIL, D. (2013) "Reflections on Paradigm Change in Communication Theory and Research" International Journal of Communication, vol. 7, 216-229.

2          Media and modernization

Required readings:
SPARKS, C. (2007) Globalization, Development, and the Mass Media. Sage. (Chapter 2: Communicating Modernity, pp. 20-37)
LERNER, Daniel (1963) Toward a Communication Theory of Modernization: A Set of Considerations in: Pye, Lucian W. (ed.) Communications and Political Development. Princeton University Press, 327-350.

Related literature:
SCHRAMM, S. (1964) Mass Media and National Development: The Role of Information in the Developing Countries. Stanford University Press.
LERNER, D. (1958) The Passing of Traditional Society: Modernizing the Middle East. Free Press.
PYE, L. ed. (1963) Communications and Political Development. Princeton University Press.
MELKOTE, S. (2003) Theories of Development Communication in: Mody, B. (ed.) International Development and Communication: A 21st Century Perspective. Sage, 129-146.

3          Critical political economy

Required readings:
SMYTHE, D. (1981) Dependency Road: Communications, Capitalism, Consciousness, and Canada. Ablex. (Chapter 2: The Audience Commodity and Its Work, pp. 22-51)
HERMAN, E., CHOMSKY, N. (1988) Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. Pantheon Books. (Chapter 1: The Propaganda Model, pp. 1-36)

Related literature:
DORFMAN, A., MATTELART, A. (1975). How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney comic. I.G. Editions.
ENZENSBERGER, H. M. (1974) The Consciousness Industry: On Literature, Politics, and the Media. Seabury Press.
HARDY, J. (2010). The Contribution of Critical Political Economy. in: Curran, J. ed. Media and Society. (5th ed.).Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 186-209.
HESMONDHALGH, D. (2010). Media Industry Studies, Media Production Studies, in: Curran, J. ed. Media and Society. (5th ed.).Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 145-163.
RITZER, G. (1993) The McDonaldization of Society. (various editions)
SCHILLER, H. (1991). Not Yet the Post-Imperialist Era. Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 8(1), 13-28.
SMYTHE, D. (1994) Counterclockwise: Perspectives on Communication. Westview Press. (Chapter 15: Communications: Blindspot of Western Marxism [1977], pp. 266-291)
MURDOCK, G. [1978] Blindspots about Western Marxism: Reply to Dallas Smythe, in Golding, P, Murdock, G. eds. (1997) The Political Economy of the Media. Edward Elgar. Vol. 1, pp. 465-475
SMYTHE, D. [1978] Rejoinder to Graham Murdock, in: Smythe, D. (1994) Counterclockwise, pp. 292-300.

4          Media technologies

Required readings:
DEUZE, M. (2007) Convergence Culture in Creative Industries. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 10(2), 243–263
TERRANOVA, T. (2014) Network Culture. Politics for the Information Age. Pluto. (Chapter 3: Free Labour, pp. 73-97)

Related literature:
FUCHS, C. (2008) Internet and Society: Social Theory in the Information Age. Routledge.
INNIS, H. (1950) Empire and Communications. Clarendon Press.
INNIS, H. (1951) The Bias of Communication. University of Toronto Press.
KREISS, D. (2016). Networked Ward Politics: Parties, Databases, and Campaigning in the Information Age. Oxford University Press.
McLUHAN, M. (1962) The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man. University of Toronto Press.
McLUHAN, M. (1964) Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. McGraw-Hill.
McCHESNEY, R. PICKARD, V.  (2011) Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights? The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done about It. New Press.
MILLER, T., KRAIDY, M. (2016) Global Media Studies. University of Illinois Press. (Chapter 5: Mobile Telephony, pp. 103-123)
TURKLE, S. (2011) Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other. Basic Books. (Chapter 8: Always On, pp. 151-170)

5          Media culture, mass culture, popular culture

Required readings:
ADORNO, T. (1941) On Popular Music. Studies in Philosophy and Social Science, no. 9, 17-48.
JENKINS, H. (2006) Covergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. New York University Press. (Introduction: 'Worship at the Altar of Convergence': A New Paradigm for Understanding Media Change, pp. 1-24)
HEBDIGE, D. (1979) Subculture: The Meaning of Style. Routledge. (Chapter 6: Subculture: The Unnatural Break, pp. 90-99)

Related literature:
MILLER, T. (2010) “Film and Society” in Curran, J. ed. Media and Society. (5th ed.).Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 18-37.
WILLIAMS, R. [1958] “Culture Is Ordinary” in: Williams, R. (1989) Resources of Hope: Culture, Democracy, Socialism. Verso, pp. 3-14.

6          Audiences

Required readings:
ANG, I. (1985) Watching Dallas. Soap Opera and the Melodramatic Imagination. Routledge.
BIRD, S. E. (2011). Are we all produsers now? Convergence and media audience practices. Cultural Studies, 25(4-5), 502-516.

Related literature:
HALL, S. ([1973] 1980) 'Encoding/decoding'. in Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (Ed.): Culture, Media, Language: Working Papers in Cultural Studies, 1972-79. Hutchinson, pp. 128-138.
KATZ, E., LIEBES, T. (1990) "Interacting With 'Dallas': Cross Cultural Readings of American TV" Canadian Journal of Communication, vol. 15(1), pp. 45-66.
ANG, I. (1996) Living Room Wars: Rethinking Media Audiences for a Postmodern World. Routledge.
FISKE, J. (1989) Understandnig Popular Culture. Unwin Hyman.
MORLEY, D., BRUNDSON, C. (1999) The Nationwide Television Studies. Routledge. (contains: BRUNSDON, C., MORLEY, D. (1978) Everyday Television – Nationwide. BFI. and: MORLEY, D. (1980) The 'Nationwide' Audience: Structure and Decoding. BFI.)

7          Spectacle

Required readings:
BAUDRILLARD, J (1995) The Gulf War Did Not Take Place. Indiana University Press. (Chapter 3: The Gulf War Did Not Take Place, pp. 61-87)
DEBORD, G. (1995) The Society of the Spectacle. Zone Books. (Chapter 2: The Commodity as Spectacle, pp. 12-15)

Related literature:
BAUDRILLARD, J. (1988) The Ecstasy of Communication. MIT Press.
GITLIN, T. (1980) The Whole World Is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the New Left. University of California Press.
KELLER, D. (2002) Media Spectacle. Routledge. (Chapter 1: Media Culture and the Triumph of the Spectacle, pp. 1-33)
LEE, C. C. (2002) Global Media Spectacle: News War over Hong Kong. State University of New York Press.

8       Journalism as a field

Required readings:
BENSON, R. (2002) News Media as a 'Journalistic Field': What Bourdieu Adds to New Institutionalism, and Vice Versa. Political Communication, vol. 23(2), 187-202.
BOURDIEU, P. (2002) On Television. (Chapter 3)
SJØVAAG, H. (2015) Hard News/Soft News: The Hierarchy of Genres and the Boundaries of the Profession in: Carlsson, M., Lewis, S. E. eds. Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices and Participation. Taylor and Francis, pp. 101-117.

Related literature:
BENSON, R., NEVEU, E. eds. (2005) Bourdieu and the Journalistic Field. Polity Press.
HESMONDHALGH, D. (2006) Bourdieu, the Media and Cultural Production. Media, Culture & Society, vol. 28(2), 211-231.
MALLIERE, P. (1998) The Rules of the Journalistic Field: Pierre Bourdieu's Contribution to the Sociology of the Media. European Journal of Communication, vol. 13(2), 219 – 234.

9          Network society, big data

Required readings:
CASTELLS, M. (2011) "A Network Theory of Power" International Journal of Communication, vol. 5, 773–787.
van DIJK, J. (2012) The Network Society. (3rd ed.) Sage. (Chapter 2: Networks: The Nervous Systems of Society, pp. 22-48)
ŽIŽEK, S. (1998) Cyberspace, or, How to Traverse the Fantasy in the Age of the Retreat of the Big Other. Public Culture, vol. 10(3) 483-513.

Related literature on Network Society:
van DIJCK, J. (2013) The Culture of Connectivity. A Critical History of Social Media. Oxford University Press.
FISH, A., SRINIVASAN, R. (2011) "Digital Labour is the New Killer App" New Media & Society, vol. 14(1) 137–152.
JENKINS, H. (2006) Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. New York University Press.
JENKINS, H. (2013) Spreadable Culture: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture.  New York University Press.
MOROZOV, E. (2011) The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. Public Affairs.
MOROZOV, E. (2013) To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism. Public Affairs.
YANG, G. (2009) The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online. Columbia University Press.

Related literature on Big Data:
DAVENPORT, T. et al. (2012) "How 'Big Data' Is Different" MIT Sloan Management Review, vol. 54(1), 43-46.
FOX, S., DO, T. (2013) "Getting Real about Big Data: Applying Critical Realism to Analyse Big Data Hype" International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, vol. 6(4), 739-760.
MOSCO, V. (2014) To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World. Paradigm Publishers.

10        Panopticon and surveillance

Required readings:
ANDREJEVIC, M. (2004) “The webcam subculture and the digital enclosure” in: Couldry, N., McCarthy, A., eds. Mediaspace: Place, scale and culture in a media age. Routledge, 193-208.
MacKINNON, R. (2011) "China's 'Networked Authoritarianism'" Journal of Democracy, vol. 22(2), 32-46.

Related literature:
ANDREJEVIC, M. (2007) iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Age. University of Kansas Press.
FOUCAULT, M. (1977) Discipline and Punish. The Birth of the Prison. Penguin.
MARWICK, S. (2012) "The Public Domain: Social Surveillance in Everyday Life" Surveillance & Society, vol. 9(4), 378-393
TSUI, L. (2003) "The Panopticon as the Antithesis of a Space of Freedom: Control and Regulation of the Internet in China" China Information, vol. 17(2), 65-82.

11     Digital divides

Required readings:
WESSELS, B. (2013) “The Reproduction and Reconfiguration of Inequality” in: Ragnedda, M., Muschert, G.W. eds. The Digital Divide: The Internet and Social Inequality in International Perspective. Routledge, 17-28.
van DIJK, J. (2013) “A Theory of the Digital Divide” in: Ragnedda, M., Muschert, G.W. eds. The Digital Divide: The Internet and Social Inequality in International Perspective. Routledge, 29-51.

Related literature:
van DIJK, J. (2005) The Deepening Divide: Inequality in the Network Society. Sage.
FLORIDA, R. (2002) The Rise of the Creative Class. Basic Books.
GUERRIERI, P., BENTIVEGNA, S. (2011) The Economic Impact of Digital Technologies: Measuring Inclusion and Diffusion in Europe. Edward Elgar.
NORRIS, P. (2001) Digital Divide, Civic Engagement, Information Poverty and the Internet Worldwide. Cambridge University Press.

12     Final class

No readings


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