Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Beyond ´Distant suffering´ and Pity-Compelled Cosmopolitanism: Examining the Relation Between the Consumption of Ordinary News, General Media Consumption and Cosmopolitan Outlooks in Scandinavia
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Media and Communication Studies. (Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6689-0710
2012 (English)In: OBS - Observatorio, ISSN 1646-5954, Vol. 6, no 1, 47-62 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Questions arising out of the global character of the media include whether or not one can become a kosmou politês (citizen of the world) by consuming and using different media whose “relay function” (Schulz, 2004) potentially draws the world into the sphere of the everyday. This potential has mainly been researched from a reception-of-distant-suffering paradigm where what is at stake is the possibility for news reporting to set in motion an “electronic empathy” (Hannerz, 1996). This study ventures beyond this dominant paradigm and uses ESS (European Social Survey) Round 5 2010 to examine the impact of the empirically neglected variables of ordinary news consumption and media consumption in general to see to what extent they cultivate a cosmopolitan outlook in audiences and users. The results indicate that ‘the media’ display ambivalent and multi-directional effects and thus that the notion of “mediated cosmopolitanism” does not withstand empirical testing

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 6, no 1, 47-62 p.
Keyword [en]
Mediated Cosmopolitanism, Cosmopolitanization, ESS Round 5 2010, Regression Analysis (OLS)
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-12335OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-12335DiVA: diva2:510654
Available from: 2012-03-17 Created: 2012-03-17 Last updated: 2015-12-02Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lindell, Johan
By organisation
Department of Media and Communication Studies
In the same journal
OBS - Observatorio
Media and Communications

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 186 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf