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 …

Emotion Regulation in Bereavement

Döveling Katrin (2017). Online Emotion Regulation in Digitally Mediated Bereavement. Why Age and Kind of Loss Matter in Grieving Online, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 61(1), 41-57. Giaxoglou, Korina, Döveling, Katrin & Pitsillides, Stacey (2017). Networked Emotions: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sharing Loss Online, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, …

Social Media und das mediatisierte Gefühl, nicht (schön) genug zu sein

Viele Frauen, die auf Instagram die perfekten Körper sehen, haben ein negatives Selbstwertgefühl – und nutzen Instagram häufig, setzen sich also häufig der perfekten Body-Bilderwelt aus. Zu den Folgen ein aktueller Artikel von Katrin Döveling, 19. September 2017 in. DER STANDARD  

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 …