‘Applying the Actor-Network Theory in Media Studies’ is out


Actor-Network Theory has been hotly debated within the humanities and social sciences for more than a decade now. It has also had an influence on media studies, but this was scattered across different sites. Markus Spöhrer and Beate Ochnser have now edited a book that brings Actor-Network Theory and media studies together. From the blurb: “This publication responds to the current trends in international media studies by presenting ANT as the new theoretical paradigm through which meaningful discussion and analysis of the media, its production, and its social and cultural effects. Featuring both case studies and theoretical and methodical meditations, this timely publication thoroughly considers the possibilities of these disparate, yet divergent fields”. Our own Jan Teurlings has a chapter in this edited volume: “What Critical Media Studies Should Not Take from Actor-Network Theory”.

More info on the book can be found here.