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Welcome to CITAMS! (Formerly CITASA)

We are the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS). 

You can find out more about what we do here.

You can join our section or renew your current ASA membership here.

Graduate students who are members of ASA may request a free CITAMS membership.

To join our listserv, please subscribe by sending email to: citams-join@list.citams.org


Media Sociology Preconference August 11, 2017

Venue: Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Free registration offered to all current CITAMS members.

Keynote speaker: Nicholas Boston (Lehman College, CUNY).

Afternoon Plenary: “Intersectionality and Media” features Wenhong Chen (UT Austin), Saran Ghatack (Keene State College), Jeffrey Lane (Rutgers), Anabel Quan-Haase (University of Western Ontario), Sarah Sobieraj (Tufts University), and Laura Robinson (Santa Clara University) sponsored by Emerald Studies in Media and Communications.

Questions? Contact Media Sociology Preconference Founder and Organizer Casey Brienza at casey.brienza@gmail.com


Emerald Studies in Media and Communications Sponsored by CITAMS

Calls for two volumes: Deadline January 15, 2018

Theorizing the Digital: Social Theory and Digital Culture

We welcome submissions using a wide variety of data and analytic techniques, assuming they are rigorously employed.  We also welcome theoretical submissions, assuming they focus squarely on the topic of the volume. Methodological papers will be considered as long as they are grounded in theoretical concerns. The scope of the volume is wide and includes application of classical and contemporary theorists in media contexts. Any topic that engages the volume’s theme is welcome. Potential topics could include: ethics, practices, and politics of “big data”; self, identity, and community; privacy, publicity and surveillance; personal and algorithmic patterns of curation; social network formation, maintenance, and change; news and (dis)information; visual representations; memes and virality; politics; mediated embodiment, etc.

Power, Media, and Everyday Life: Expanding the Intersectional

We welcome submissions using a wide variety of data and analytic techniques, assuming they are rigorously employed, and theoretical or methodological submissions, assuming they focus squarely on the topic of the volume. The scope of this volume is wide, as it aims to contribute phenomenological and epistemic knowledge to the growing field of intersectionality. Submissions are welcome on any topics that speak to intersectionality as it relates to media including gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, and ability. In addition, we are also especially interested in papers that expand and broaden the discourse of intersectionality vis-à-vis media to include: Parenthood, Community, Religion, Nationality, Immigration, Language, Political Association, Aging, etc.

Details on calls and submissions here.

 


Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology (CITAMS) 2017 Special Issue

Introduction: Digital media technologies in everyday life by Jessie Daniels, Apryl Williams & Shantel Buggs

Pierre Bourdieu: theorizing the digital by Gabe Ignatow & Laura Robinson

Connected seniors: how older adults in East York exchange social support online and offline by Anabel Quan-Haase, Guang Ying Mo & Barry Wellman

I got all my sisters with me (on Black Twitter): second screening of How to Get Away with Murder as a discourse on Black Womanhood by Apryl Williams & Vanessa Gonlin

A transnational networked public sphere of air pollution: analysis of a Twitter network of PM2.5 from the risk society perspective by Wenhong Chen, Fangjing Tu & Pei Zheng


CITAMS Logo

citamsWe extend our thanks to Ricci Humphrey for her excellent work creating a logo to match our new section name: Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology of the ASA: CITAMS. Ricci is a designer and photographer based in College Station, TX. We thank her for doing a fabulous job! Like her work? She can be contacted at RicciDHumphrey@gmail.com.

 


 

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