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An Ontology of Hybridity

Andrew Chadwick

in The Hybrid Media System

Published in print October 2017 | ISBN: 9780190696726
Published online August 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780190696764 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190696726.003.0002

Series: Oxford Studies in Digital Politics

An Ontology of Hybridity

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Chapter 1 outlines an ontology of hybridity; a way of approaching the study of the social world that moves us away from “either/or” thinking and toward “not only but also” thinking. It shows how this ontology of hybridity develops out of diverse and multidisciplinary strands in the social sciences and how the themes and dispositions of this body of research may, with appropriate theoretical and empirical development, generate new ways of exploring some of the classic concerns of political communication. Hybrid thinking also serves as a platform for understanding the three other central conceptual themes of this book: power, the idea of a system, and media logics, all of which are discussed in this chapter.

Keywords: ontology; hybridity; political communication; media logics; power; system

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Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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