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tr.v. me·di·a·tized, me·di·a·tiz·ing, me·di·a·tiz·es
To annex (a lesser state) to a greater state as a means of permitting the ruler of the lesser state to retain title and partial authority.

[Probably French médiatiser, from médiat, dependent, from Old French, back-formation from immediat, independent, from Late Latin immediātus; see immediate.]

me′di·a·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(28) Sofia Sjo and Ann Svanur Damelsson, "Detraditionalization, Diversity, and Mediatization: Explorations of Religion in Nordic Films," Nordic Journal of Religion and Society 26/1 (2013): 45-62.
Social sciences describing modern (western) democracies often refer to "media democracy" (e.g., Baugut and Grundler 2009; Blumler and Gurevitch 1995; Marcinkowski and Pfetsch 2009; Sarcinelli 2013) or "mediatization" (e.g., Marcinkowski 2005; Meyen 2009; Reinemann 2010; Schrott and Spranger 2007), accentuating a possible impact of a mass media 'logic' and mass media communication on political processes, on actors, organizations and institutions.
Theorizing globalization; a critique of the mediatization of social theory.
Indeed, she sounds just like Barbara Kruger: the pedagogical priestess of the '80s confronting Reagan-era mediatization, armed with her casserole of Frankfurt School seriousness, slick surfaces, and the righteous verve of a feminist on a mission.
Bare human performance is performance stripped of technology-based mediatization: no working television monitors or video projections, for example, only the actor's performance mediated by non-technical filters such as theatrical convention and ideology.
We think this might be related to the process of the mediatization of politics (e.g., Esser & Stromback, 2014).
The authorAEs dissertation is organized in seven chapters covering the mediatization of war and the framing of theory, mixed methods in research design, a social-semiotic analysis of text-image relationships in regional journalism, and a variety of other related subjects.
Alongside individualization and secularization, mediatization is understood as one of the meta-processes shaping modernity (Hjarvard 2008, 2012, Lundby 2009, Hjarvard & Lovheim 2012).
This English translation of Andreas Hepp's German work (originally published in 2011) provides an excellent introduction to and summary of much of the literature on mediatization, including discussion of Hepp's own work.
The themes are mediatization, public media, and the national church; the mediatization of social conflicts; religious identity and a changing media environment; and religion and popular media culture.
(Indeed, this mediatization has itself been the topic of countless hours of media coverage.) While Egyptian state television offered up facile, fearmongering agitprop accusing foreigners, Islamists, and even Kentucky Fried Chicken of sowing unrest in the country, AI Jazeera's live stream revealed an entirely other narrative arc, one whose more persistent theme was the powerful pitted against the powerless.
MAZZOLENI, Gianpietro y SCHULZ, Winfried 1999: "Mediatization of Politics: A Challenge for Democracy?", en Political Communication, no 16 (3), pp.