The "M" in CITAMS@30: Media Sociology Vol: 18

Casey Brienza
Media Sociology Preconference Founder and Chair, USA

Laura Robinson
Santa Clara University, USA

Barry Wellman
NetLab Network, Canada

Shelia R. Cotten
Michigan State University, USA

Wenhong Chen
University of Austin, Texas, USA

Product Details
14 Dec 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
232 pages - 152 x 229mm
Studies in Media and Communications
Sponsored by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS), this volume is the second of a two-part series that celebrates the section’s 30th anniversary. Casey Brienza leads the second of the two volumes - The M in CITAMS@30: Media Sociology - with former CITAMS chairs Laura Robinson, Barry Wellman, Shelia R. Cotten, and Wenhong Chen. Volume 18 continues the discussion begun in Volume 17: Networks, Hacking, and Media--CITAMS@30: Now and Then and Tomorrow. Both volumes highlight some of the best of the vibrant, interdisciplinary scholarship in communication, information technologies and media sociology. Volume 18 develops the field of media sociology vis-à-vis the roles and impacts of the digital and traditional media via rich international case studies that include a broad swath of contexts and cultures. The volume’s authors probe the relationships between inequalities and media, as well as offering a scintillating array of scholarship on cultural production and consumption. Assembled together, the work in this volume showcases the value of interdisciplinary scholarship in the sociological study of media, communication, and information technologies. In keeping with the celebration of the thirty-year anniversary, both volumes open with a foreword by past chair Wenhong Chen and close with an afterword by past chair Shelia Cotten.
Foreword; Wenhong Chen 
Introduction. "The M in CITAMS@30: Media Sociology"; Aneka Khilnani, Barry Wellman, Laura Robinson, Casey Brienza, Wenhong Chen, and Shelia R. Cotton 
Section 1: Inequalities and Media 
1. Closing the Digital Divide: Justification for Government Intervention; Lloyd Levine 
2. Public Knowledge and Digital Divide: The Role and Impact of China's Media; Mingli Mei, Ru Zhao, and Miaochen Zhu 
3. Racism and the Ill as the Other in I am Legend Remakes; Jeremiah Morelock
4. A Niagara of Intemperance and Vice: Newspaper Reports on Immigrant New York 1800-1900; Saran Ghatak and Niall Moran 
Section 2: Cultural Production and Consumption
5. Everyone's a Critic?: Openness as a Means to Closure in Cultural Journalism; Phillipa K. Chong  
6. The Attractions of "Recoil" TV: The Story-World of Game of Thrones; Carmen Spanó  
7. From the Raja to the Desi Romance: A Sociological Discourse on Family, Class and Gender in Bollywood; Tanni Chaudhuri  
8. Liberalism Without the Press: 18th Century Minas Geraes and the Roots of Brazilian Development; Heloisa Pait 
9. Affective (Im)Mediations and the Communication Process; Ana Ramos  
Afterword: Reflections on My Path to CITASA/CITAMS and the Future of Our Section; Shelia R. Cotten
Casey Brienza is Media Sociology Preconference Founder and Chair, USA. 
Laura Robinson is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University, USA. 
Barry Wellman directs the NetLab Network and is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University's Social Media Lab, USA. 
Shelia Cotten is Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University, USA.
Wenhong Chen is Associate Professor of Media Studies and Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

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