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[ecrea] CITAMS special issue of iCS published

Fri Feb 16 15:00:46 GMT 2018

The Communication, Information Technology, and Media Sociology (CITAMS) section of the American Sociological Association ( has just released its annual edited issue in the journal Information, Communication & Society. The issue contains eight theoretical and empirical articles, along with two critical commentaries looking at issues ranging from digital media use to journalism studies. The issue reflects the interdisciplinary nature of communication and information technology studies and hopes that other scholars find the articles useful and engaging for their own research.

This year’s issue was edited by:
Jenny L. Davis, Australian National University
Jason A. Smith, George Mason University
Barry Wellman, NetLab Network; Ryerson University

The issue can be accessed here:


CITAMS as a transfield: introduction to the special issue
Jenny L. Davis, Jason A. Smith & Barry Wellman


Abandoned not: media sociology as a networked transfield
Wenhong Chen

The identity curation game: digital inequality, identity work, and emotion management
Laura Robinson

Are older adults networked individuals? Insights from East Yorkers’ network structure, relational autonomy, and digital media use
Hua Wang, Renwen Zhang & Barry Wellman

Does compassion go viral? Social media, caring, and the Fort McMurray wildfire
Shelley Boulianne, Joanne Minaker & Timothy J. Haney

Inequality in digital skills and the adoption of online safety behaviors
Matias Dodel & Gustavo Mesch

The echo chamber is overstated: the moderating effect of political interest and diverse media
Elizabeth Dubois & Grant Blank

Professionalization through attrition? An event history analysis of mortalities in citizen journalism
Ryan P. Larson & Andrew M. Lindner

Armchair detectives and the social construction of falsehoods: an actor–network approach
Penn Pantumsinchai


Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Navigating Creepy versus Cool in Wearable Biotech
Elizabeth Wissinger

Beyond privacy: bodily integrity as an alternative framework for understanding non-consensual pornography
PJ Patella-Rey

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