Mediated Interaction

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Mediated interaction, that is, interaction between people enabled by information and communication technologies, has become increasingly common for most people around the globe. This entry discusses separately the types of mediated interactions, with their own limitations and potentials, and tries to point out the relevance and consequentiality of media and technologies for the organization of social action. Recently mobile technologies have challenged the distance between mediated interaction and face‐to‐face interactions. In future, face‐to‐face and digital interactions will increasingly be merged together. These new types of mediated interactions will open numerous challenges for social sciences, not least in the analysis of risks involved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
EditorsGeorg Ritzer
Publication date19 Nov 2019
ISBN (Print)9781405124331
ISBN (Electronic)9781405165518
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology

Cite this

Arminen, I. (2019). Mediated Interaction. In G. Ritzer (Ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Wiley.