The Media Sociology Preconference 2018, held in State System @ Center City, Philadelphia, PA, in 10 August 2018, is calling for papers. This preconference, now in its sixth consecutive year, is linked to an effort to strengthen media sociology within the American Sociological Association.
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 digital (“new”) and non-digital (“old”) 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
-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
Deadline for abstracts of 150-200 words is 31 March 2018.
Link to full call-for-papers.