2017 ASA Annual Meeting

 

ASA 2017 Montreal


Overview:

August 11th

Media Sociology Preconference at Concordia University

August 12 CITAMS Day at ASA

Council Meeting: 7am-8:15am, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 517B, Breakfast served.

 

CITAMS Refereed Roundtables: 8:30-9:30am: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 517B

CITAMS Business Meeting: 9:30-10:10am: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 517B
Awards, Light Breakfast

CITAMS Session. Race, Social Movements and Digital Media Technologies: 10:30am-12:10pm: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 513C

CITAMS Session. Culture, Inequality and Social Inclusion in the Digital Era: 2:30-4:10pm: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 513B

Regular Session: Internet and Society: Identity, Connectivity, and Integration: 2:30-4:10pm: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 510C

CITAMS Reception 6:00-8:00pm, Vargas Steakhouse & Sushi, 690 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3B 1X8, Canada (NOTE: this is NOT the location listed in the program. Disregard that & come join us here! FURTHER: Be not afraid of the name of this establishment, as there will be plenty of vegan & vegetarian options. Cash bar.)

August 13th

Thematic Session: How Technology is Changing Social Relationships: 8:30-10:10am: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 511C

Regular Session. Gender, Ethnicity, and Racialization in the Media: 8:30-10:10am:Palais des congrès de Montréal, 512E

Special Session. Culture(s) of Privacy and Surveillance in World of Technological and Legal Change: 12:30-2:10pm: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 515B,

Soon-to-be-Author-Meets-Non-Critics. “Superconnected: The Internet, Digital Media, and Techno-Social Life.” Mary Chayko, Rutgers University: 9:00-11:00pm: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 514A

August 14th

Policy and Research Workshop. Engage! How to Win Over the Media, Promote Your Research and Become a Front Page Personality: 8:30-10:10am: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 510D

Section on Sociology of Culture. Gender, Culture, Media: 8:30-10:10am: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 513C

Regular Session. Internet and Society: Identity, Connectivity, and Integration: 2:30-4:10pm: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 510C

Section on Sociology of Culture. The Mediation of Cultural Conflict: 2:30-4:10pm: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 514B

Regular Session. Internet and Society: The Rogue Ones: 4:30-6:10pm: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 510C

August 15th

Regular Session. Social and Digital Media: 8:30-10:10am: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 516A

Thematic Session. How Media Shape Group Boundaries: 12:30-2:10pm:Palais des congrès de Montréal, 511D


 

Detailed Day-by-Day Information: ASA 2017

August 12 CITAMS Day

 

Section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Refereed Roundtable Sessions Palais des congrès de Montréal, 517B, 8:30-9:30am

Session Organizer: Mary Chayko, Rutgers University

Table 01. The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Political Communication, Discourse, and Debate

Politics beyond Ocean: The Ideological Turn in China’s Knowledge Sharing Media. Linzhuo Li, University of Chicago

The public sphere vs. Breitbart: Mediated political gaffe construction from Trent Lott to Donald Trump. Ian Sheinheit, University at Albany SUNY

 

Table 02. Community and Identity in Social Networks

Presider: Anabel Quan-Haase, University of Western Ontario

Can Users of Social Media Produce Enduring Social Ties? David G. Ortiz, New Mexico State University

Managing the Culture Shock: Black Identity in a Pwi and the Role of Online Interactions. David A. Martin, University of Oregon

Emerging and Diverging SNS Use: The Importance of Social Network Sites for Older Emerging Adults. Brian J. Miller, Wheaton College; Peter John Mundey, Calvin College

Can I See More of You? Afropolitan Self-stylization on Grindr Profiles in Soweto. Nicholas Andrew Boston, City University of New York-Lehman College

 

Table 03. Contemporary Issues in Journalism and Media Sociology: From Addiction to Advertising

Presider: Stephen R. Barnard, St. Lawrence University

A Comparative Study on the Media Coverage of Internet Addiction in South Korea and the United States. Arum Park, Princeton University

Content Nausea: The Blurry Boundaries Between Native Advertisements and News Stories. Maxwell Lindquist, Independent Scholar

Newsroom Workers’ Job Satisfaction Contingent on Position and Adaptation to Digital Disruption. Brock Ternes, State University of New York-Cortland; Laveda J. Peterlin, University of Kansas; Scott Reinardy, University of Kansas

 

Table 04. Bridging Divides: Technological Access, Skills and Equality

Digital Inequalities and Cyber-Security Behaviors: Digital Skills as the Main Determinant of Antivirus Use. Matias Dodel, Universidad Catolica del Uruguay; Gustavo S. Mesch, University of Haifa

Online Opportunities and Risks for Children and Adolescents: An Integrated Model for the Case of Brazil. Tania Cabello-Hutt, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Patricio Cabello, School of Journalism, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso; Magdalena Claro, Center for the Study of Educational Policy and Practice (CEPPE), Faculty of Education, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Using ICTs for Gender Inclusion and Sustainable Development in sub-Saharan Africa. Christobel Asiedu, Louisiana Tech University

Who is the “Information have-nots” in Smart Society? An Exploratory Study of Categorizing the Elderly. Joohyun Oh, Yonsei University

 

Table 05. Games and their Consequences

Presider: Deborah Jean Burris-Kitchen, Tennessee State University

No More Games: An Intersectional Approach to Geek Masculinity and Marginalization in Video Games. Anna Cameron, University of Virginia

Mapping Inspiration in Online Communities of Play. Pierson Avery Browne, University of Waterloo

Who Plays Fantasy Sports and Why? Understanding the Community Dynamics of Season-long Fantasy Sports Participation. Samantha Nicole Jaroszewski, Princeton University

Roger Ebert Versus Video Games: The Important Role Social Narratives Play in Artistic Legitimation. Brian McKernan, The Sage Colleges

 

Table 06. Music, Bitcoin, and the Digitization of Information

Presider: Apryl A. Williams, Texas A&M University

Music Everywhere: Setting a Digital Music Trap. David Michael Arditi, University of Texas at Arlington

Building the Blockchain World: The Rise of a Technological Commonwealth from the Agonies of Capitalism. Sarah Grace Manski, UC Santa Barbara

What is Bitcoin? Adoption, Co-option, and the Robust Object of Digital Currency. Lynette Shaw, University of Michigan

 

Table 07. Social Networks and Social Movements

The Global Jihadist Movement and its Communicative Action Repertoire. Maxime Berube, Université de Montréal; Anthony Amicelle, Université de Montréal; Benoit Dupont, Université de Montréal

Repression and Political Participation of Iranian Pro-democracy Supporters around the 2013 Presidential Elections. Ali Honari, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Jeroen Voerknecht, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Jasper Muis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Table 08. Shaping a More Just Society: The Role of Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology

Presider: Johnny E. Williams, Trinity College

Building Social Legoland through Collaborative Crowdsourcing: Effect of Marginality on Collaboration and Task Outcomes. Rong Wang, Northwestern University

Decolonial Options for Cultural Techniques and Inequalities in Digital Cultural Health Literacy. Alexander I. Stingl, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Technological Tethering, Cohort Effects, and the Work-Family Interface. Andrew David Nevin, University of Toronto

 

Table 08. Shaping a More Just Society: The Role of Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology

Presider: Johnny E. Williams, Trinity College

Building Social Legoland through Collaborative Crowdsourcing: Effect of Marginality on Collaboration and Task Outcomes. Rong Wang, Northwestern University

Decolonial Options for Cultural Techniques and Inequalities in Digital Cultural Health Literacy. Alexander I. Stingl, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Technological Tethering, Cohort Effects, and the Work-Family Interface. Andrew David Nevin, University of Toronto

 

Section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Business Meeting: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 517B, 9:30-10:10am

 

Section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology. Race, Social Movements and Digital Media Technologies Palais des congrès de Montréal, 513C, 10:30am-12:10pm

Session Organizer: Jessie Daniels, Hunter College and The Graduate Center-CUNY

The Effect of #BlackLivesMatter: The Significance of Communities and Collective Identity. Simon Weffer-Elizondo, Northern Illinois University; Stephanie Delise Jones, University of California, Irvine

Hate Speech Online and the Fight for Legal Protection: The Case of Japan. Vivian Shaw, University of Texas at Austin

The Master’s Tools Reimagined: Police Militarization and Strategies of Black Digital Resistance. Caliesha Lavonne Comley, Boston College

Black Women and the Subversive Occupation of Digital Space. Leslie Jones, University of Pennsylvania

 

Section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology. Culture, Inequality and Social Inclusion in the Digital Era Palais des congrès de Montréal, 513B, 2:30-4:10pm

Session Organizer: Jessie Daniels, Hunter College and The Graduate Center-CUNY

Free Speech, Representation and Inclusion on Social Media Platforms. Zeynep Tufekci, University of North Carolina

Skills Gaps, Surveillance, and Hope in Training at a High-Tech Charter School. Daniel Greene, Microsoft Research New England

The Digital Hustle: Precarious Labor of High and Low Status Workers in the “Gig” Economy. Julia B. Ticona, University of Virginia

Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Biotechnology and the Future of Wearable Tech. Elizabeth A. Wissinger, City University of New York/BMCC

The Pipeline of Online Participation Inequalities: The Case of Wikipedia Editing. Aaron Shaw, Northwestern University; Eszter Hargittai, University of Zurich

 

Section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Reception: 6:30pm

 

August 13th

  1. Thematic Session. How Technology is Changing Social Relationships Palais des congrès de Montréal, 511C, 8:30-10:10am

Session Organizer: Kevin Lewis, University of California, San Diego

Presider: Kevin Lewis, University of California, San Diego

Birds of a Feather Flock Together Online: Differences in Social Media Adoption. Eszter Hargittai, University of Zurich

Cellphones in Public: Social Interaction in a Smartphone Era. Lee Humphreys, Cornell University

Digitally Enabled Social Movement Participation. Jennifer Earl, University of Arizona; Katrina E. Kimport, University of California, San Francisco

The Shifting Boundaries of Urban Community. Jeffrey Lane, Rutgers University

The impact of contemporary technologies on interpersonal relationships has riveted public attention. Anxieties abound concerning smartphone-obsessed parents who neglect their children, teenagers socializing in virtual spaces, and the ever-growing importance of social media in all spheres of life, from online romance to online activism. What do we know empirically about new technology and social interactions so far, and what else lies ahead?

 

  1. Regular Session. Gender, Ethnicity, and Racialization in the Media Palais des congrès de Montréal, 512E, 8:30-10:10am

Session Organizer: Anabel Quan-Haase, University of Western Ontario

Lesbianing Together: Images of Incarcerated Women in Orange is the New Black. Anna Curtis, SUNY Cortland; Meghan Kocijanksi, SUNY Cortland

Using Culture to Change Culture: Exploring Online Violence Against Women Prevention Work as Bystander Intervention. Jordan Fairbairn, Western University

The Maternal Gaze: The Pleasures of Connectivity IRL and URL. Kara M. Van Cleaf, Monmouth University

Racialization of the Muslim Body and Space in Hollywood. Maheen Haider, Boston College

Mass Shootings, Medicine, and the Media: The Role of Whiteness in Violent Crime Coverage. Laura Frizzell, The Ohio State University; Sade Lindsay, The Ohio State University

Discussant: Maryann Erigha, University of Georgia

 

  1. Special Session. Culture(s) of Privacy and Surveillance in World of Technological and Legal Change Palais des congrès de Montréal, 515B, 12:30-2:10pm

Session Organizer: Denise L. Anthony, Dartmouth College

Presider: Denise L. Anthony, Dartmouth College

It’s Dangerous: The Online World of Drug Dealers, Rappers, and the Street Code. Marta-Marika Urbanik, University of Alberta; Kevin D. Haggerty, University of Alberta

A Socio-history of Privacy and the Self. Celeste Campos-Castillo, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Surveillance Culture and Surveillance Capitalism. David Lyon

Privacy and Protest. Jennifer Earl, University of Arizona

 

Soon-to-be-Author-Meets-Non-Critics. “Superconnected: The Internet, Digital Media, and Techno-Social Life.” Mary Chayko, Rutgers University Palais des congrès de Montréal, 514A, 9:00-11:00pm

 

August 14th

  1. Policy and Research Workshop. Engage! How to Win Over the Media, Promote Your Research and Become a Front Page Personality Palais des congrès de Montréal, 510D, 8:30-10:10am

Session Organizer: Carmen Russell, American Sociological Association

Leader: Carmen Russell, American Sociological Association

Panelists: Elizabeth Ghedi-Ehrlich, Scholars Strategy Network Emily Costello, The Conversation U.S.

Everyday, journalists are looking for expert sources on topics their audiences care about, topics sociologists are natural experts in. They want to talk to you… but are you ready to talk to them? The ASA is looking to bridge that gap and hosting a workshop/panel designed to help members improve their public engagement practices. For that purpose, we are working with The Conversation and Scholars Strategy Network and have invited them to come to Montreal to discuss how they can help sociologists promote their research to the widest possible audience. The Conversation (theconversation.com) is an independent source for informed commentary and analysis, all written by the academic and research community and edited by journalists for the general public as a way of promoting a better understanding of current affairs and complex issues among the public at large. The Scholars Strategy Network (scholarsstrategynetwork.org) seeks to improve public policy and strengthen democracy by organizing scholars working in America’s colleges and universities, connecting their research to policymakers, citizens associations, and the media. The workshop panel will provide details on how to: • Pitch and write commentary, op-eds, essays and analysis for general interest media • Promote oneself as an expert source on particular topics of interest to media and public • Engage in an interview whether for print, TV, radio, and live broadcast • Build a portfolio of “news hits” in the course of creating a public persona as a subject matter expert

 

  1. Section on Sociology of Culture. Gender, Culture, Media Palais des congrès de Montréal, 513C, 8:30-10:10am

Session Organizer: Andrea Press, University of Virginia

Presider: Andrea Press, University of Virginia

Incorporating the Erotic: Redrawing the Boundaries of Sexuality and New Media in Romance Genre Fiction. Anna Michelson, Northwestern University

Non-notable? Deletion as Devaluation on Wikipedia. Francesca Tripodi, University of Virginia

Reading as a Man, Reading as a Woman: Gendered Uses of Science-fiction and Fantasy. Elodie Hommel, ENS de Lyon / Centre Max Weber

Both Underrepresented and Misrepresented: Feminist Media Activism in the National Organization for Women. Christine Slaughter, Yale University

“Mother Courage”: Sociology of a Semantic Slippage. Lorenzo Sabetta, Sapienza – University of Rome

 

  1. Regular Session. Internet and Society: Identity, Connectivity, and Integration Palais des congrès de Montréal, 510C, 2:30-4:10pm

Session Organizer: Wenhong Chen, University of Texas at Austin

Identity Work and Emotion Management: Invisible Forms of Digital Inequality. Laura Robinson, Santa Clara University

Connected Seniors: How Connected Seniors: How Older Adults Exchange Social Support On and Offline. Barry Wellman, University of Toronto; Anabel Quan-Haase, University of Western Ontario; Guang Ying Mo, University of Toronto; Helen Hua Wang, University of Buffalo; Alice (Renwen) Zhang, Northwestern University

Connecting and Disconnecting: Social Media Adoption and School Social Integration. Hana Shepherd, Rutgers University; Jeffrey Lane, Rutgers University

The Physical-Digital Divide: Exploring the Social Gap between Digital Natives and Physical Natives. Christopher Ball, Michigan State University; Jessica Francis, Michigan State University; Kuo-Ting Huang, Michigan State University; Travis Kadylak, Michigan State University; Shelia R. Cotten, Michigan State University; RV Rikard, Michigan State University

 

  1. Section on Sociology of Culture. The Mediation of Cultural Conflict Palais des congrès de Montréal, 514B, 2:30-4:10pm

Session Organizer: Matthias Revers, University of Frankfurt

From the “Sioux Massacres” to the “Dakota Genocide”: Transitional (In)Justice and Collective Memory in Minnesota (1862-2012). Alejandro Baer, University of Minnesota; Joseph Eggers, University of Minnesota; Nicholas James Siguru Wahutu, University of Minnesota; Brieanna Marie Watters, University of Minnesota

Comprehending the Contentious Public Sphere in the Authoritarian Context. Haoyue Li, SUNY, Albany

What is Right and Wrong about Russia and the United States: Mapping a Moral Field. John Sonnett, University of Mississippi

How Media Ownership Matters: Political Instrumentalism by Ownership Type in Sweden, France, and the United States. Timothy Neff, New York University; Mattias Hesserus, Uppsala University

Discussant: Lisa McCormick, University of Edinburgh

 

  1. Regular Session. Internet and Society: The Rogue Ones Palais des congrès de Montréal, 510C, 4:30-6:10pm

Session Organizer: Wenhong Chen, University of Texas at Austin

Presider: Wenhong Chen, University of Texas at Austin

Revolution in the making? Social Media Effects across the Globe. Shelley J. Boulianne, MacEwan University

Digital Minutemen: Paul Revere Had a Horse and Conservatives Have the Internet. Jen Schradie, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse

Self-Control and Exposure to Online Fraud Targeting: The Role of Information Disclosure. Gustavo S. Mesch, University of Haifa

Personal Profile Settings as Cultural Frames: Facebook vs. Vkontakte. Shanyang Zhao, Temple University; Aleksandr Shchekoturov, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod; Svetlana Shchekoturova, Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University

Discussant: Laura Robinson, Santa Clara University

 

August 15th

  1. Regular Session. Social and Digital Media Palais des congrès de Montréal, 516A, 8:30-10:10am

Session Organizer: Anabel Quan-Haase, University of Western Ontario

Becoming Data: Web Analytics, Journalism, and the Emotional Dimensions of Rationalizing Technologies. Caitlin Petre, Yale University

Does Compassion Go Viral? Social Media, Caring, and the Fort McMurray Wildfire. Shelley J. Boulianne, MacEwan University; Joanne Minaker, MacEwan University

Does Longer Social Network Site Use Cause more Psychological Distress? Yangtao Huang, The University of Queensland; Mark Western, The University of Queensland

The Mortality of Citizen Journalism Sites: An Event History Analysis. Ryan P. Larson, University of Minnesota; Andrew M. Lindner, Skidmore College

Resonance and Relevance: A Revival of Media Sociology. Wenhong Chen, University of Texas at Austin

 

  1. Thematic Session. How Media Shape Group Boundaries

Palais des congrès de Montréal, 511D, 12:30-2:10pm

Session Organizer: Abigail C. Saguy, UCLA

Presider: Andrea Press, University of Virginia

Segmentation, Exclusion, and Opportunity in the Digital Media Landscape: ‘Quality News for Quality Audiences’, or Something More? Rodney Benson, New York University

Creating Monsters: How Media Discourse Shapes Understandings of Sexual Predators and their Victims. Rebecca Ann DiBennardo, University of California, Los Angeles

Policing the Boundaries of Representation: (Re)creating Visual Narratives About Activists in Broadcast News, 1970 – 2012. Deana Rohlinger, Florida State University

How the New Media Divide Feminists, Gay Rights Activists, and Transgender Rights Activists. Abigail C. Saguy, UCLA; Juliet Williams, University of California-Los Angeles

Discussant: David Grazian, University of Pennsylvania

This panel session speaks to how public discourse shapes material and cultural inequalities by specifically examining how the news media shape group boundaries. News media representations of social groups shape people’s understandings of themselves and of others. By drawing on a range of specific case studies, this panel will contribute to our understanding of how the news media draw symbolic boundaries around groups in ways that produce, maintain, and sometimes challenge social inequality.

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