Spcial issue in Social Media & Society (peer-reviewed Journal by SAGE)

Giaxoglou, K. & Döveling, K. (Guest-Editors) Special issue on affect / emotion from mediated to mediatized practice, embedded in digital communication. Dec. 2017 This special issue contributes to the study of digital communication and mediatization, understanding humans in the digital age, digital mourning practices, emotional communication and studies of affective …

Self-image in the digital era: The age of human optimization on Instagram

Humans are social animals and flawed beings – according to historians and philosophers. Right now, in this digital age and above all mobile society, self becomes an inherently poignant aspect of human life and interaction. One aspect is the expression of self in different situations. Sports, trained bodies, muscular body …

Peer-reviewed article: Mediatization of emotion on social media: forms and norms in digital mourning practices

This article provides the theoretical background for explanation of the mediatization of emotion on  social media as attested in different digital mourning practices. It discusses the affective and emotional turn alongside the mediatic turn in relation to key trends and foci in the study of affect/emotion. Our discussion points to …

Call for papers: Global Mediatization Research and Technology

Digital embeddedness (Markham, 2017) is increasingly shaping how we experience our social lives. At the same time, as all levels of culture and society are shaped by new technological advancements online that lead to new forms of mediatization, the ways and contexts in which digital media are integrated into communicative …

“Global Mediatization Research in Times of Terror” (GMR)

Katrin Döveling, Kommunikationswissenschaftlerin am Institut für Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft der AAU, forscht zu Emotionen in den Online-Medien. Aktuell stehen die globalen Effekte von terroristischen Anschlägen auf ihrer Agenda: In einem interdisziplinären und internationalen Projekt mit Kooperationspartnern  aus Österreich, Deutschland, Finnland, Italien, Schweiz, Belgien, Frankreich, Dänemark, England, Jordanien, Ägypten, den Niederlanden, …

“Online peer grief support”. International Perspectives, ECREA 2016 Prag

Döveling, K., Hård af Segerstad, Y & Kasperowski, D. (2016). “Safe havens”. Online peer grief support and emotion regulation in coping with the loss of a close relative , ECREA The loss of a close relative can be a devastating experience, sometimes plunging mourners into deep and intense grief. Furthermore, …