[CITASA] REMINDER CfP Media Sociology Preconference, Seattle, August 19, 2016

Casey Brienza casey.brienza at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 00:28:58 EST 2016

Call for Papers: Media Sociology Preconference 2016

Venue: University of Washington, Seattle

Date: August 19, 2016

We invite submissions for a preconference on media sociology to be held at
the University of Washington on Friday, August 19, 2015. (This is one day
before the start of the annual meeting of the American Sociological
Association in Seattle.) To encourage the widest possible range of
submissions, we have no pre-specified theme again this year and invite both
theoretical and empirical papers on any topic related to media sociology.
Submissions from graduate students and junior scholars are particularly

This preconference, now in its fourth consecutive year, is linked to an
effort to strengthen media sociology within the ASA: After a long period of
negotiation, the media sociology steering committee was able to broker a
deal with the Communication and Information Technologies section (CITASA)
at the end of 2014.  CITASA officially changed its section name to
"Communication, Information Technologies and Media Sociology" in 2015 and
is officially sponsoring the Media Sociology Preconference in 2016. Free
registration to the preconference will be offered to all current CITAMS

Media sociology has long been a highly diverse field spanning many topics,
methodologies, and units of analysis. It encompasses all forms of
mass-mediated communication and expression, including news media,
entertainment media, as well as new and digital media. Outstanding research
exists within the different subfields both within and beyond the discipline
of sociology. Our aim is to create dialogue among these disparate yet
complementary traditions.

Papers may be on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:
-production processes and/or media workers
-political economy (including the role of the state and markets)
-media and the public sphere
-media content
-the Internet, social media, cellular phones, or other technology
-the digital divide
-new uses of media
-media globalization or diaspora
-media effects of media consumption
-identity, the self, and media

Invited Speakers

Past keynote speakers have included Dhiraj Murthy (Goldsmiths, University
of London) and Clayton Childress (University of Toronto – Scarborough).

UPDATE: We are pleased to announced that this year's keynote will be Eric
Grollman (University of Richmond).

A special plenary session in the afternoon organized by David Grazian
(University of Pennsylvania) on "Media and Politics in the Age of
Entertainment" will feature Laura Grindstaff (University of California,
Davis), Sarah Sobieraj (Tufts University), and additional panelists to be
announced in due course.


Submissions should include:
-Separate cover sheet with: title, name and affiliation, and email address
of author(s).
-Abstract of 150-300 words that discusses the problem, research, methods
and relevance.
-Also include at least three descriptive keywords. Note: DO NOT put
identifying information in the body of the abstract; only on cover sheet.
-Use Microsoft Office or PDF format.

Send abstracts to casey.brienza at gmail.com. Please write “Media Sociology
Preconference” in the subject line.

Abstract deadline is March 31, 2016.

Notification of acceptance will occur sometime in mid-April.

Contact Casey Brienza (casey.brienza at gmail.com) for more information about
the preconference.

CfP and further updates available here:
Casey Brienza | Twitter: @CaseyBrienza <https://twitter.com/CaseyBrienza> |
Website: http://www.caseybrienza.com

New Books:
Manga in America: Transnational Book Publishing and the Domestication of
Japanese Comics
<http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/manga-in-america-9781472595874/> (Bloomsbury,
Global Manga: "Japanese" Comics without Japan?
<https://www.routledge.com/products/9781472435439> (Routledge, 2015)
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