Emerald Studies in Media and Communications


CITAMS@30: Two Volumes to Celebrate CITAMS’ Thirty-Year Anniversary

Since the beginning of CITASA’s sponsorship of Emerald Studies in Media and Communications (ESMC), the series has published research by CITAMS members and contributed to the section’s intellectual community. More recently, ESMC has also enjoyed sponsoring the Media Sociology Preconference and organizing closing plenary sessions of that annual event. Given these fruitful relationships, as the thirty-year anniversary of CITAMS approached, it seemed only natural to invite the CITAMS past chairs and community to contribute to a special volume celebrating the event. We invited current section chair Wenhong Chen and past chairs Barry Wellman, Shelia Cotten, and Laura Robinson to join forces with Casey Brienza, founder of the Media Sociology Preconference. Their mission was simple: find the best current scholarship highlighting the present of our dynamic field or seek out analysis on the growth and history of the section with an eye to the future. To our delight, overwhelming response produced not one, but two volumes. Barry Wellman leads the first of the two volumes-- Networks, Hacking, and Media--CITAMS@30: Now and Then and Tomorrow--showcases field analysis from past CITAMS chairs, as well as a feast of interdisciplinary scholarship on networks and relationships. Casey Brienza leads the second of the two volumes--The M in CITAMS@30: Media Sociology--probing the relationships between inequalities and media, as well as a scintillating array of scholarship on cultural production and consumption. Both volumes highlight some of the best of the vibrant, interdisciplinary scholarship in communication, information technologies and media sociology.


Volume 17: Networks, Hacking, and Media--CITAMS@30: Now and Then and Tomorrow

Editors: Barry Wellman, Laura Robinson, Casey Brienza, Wenhong Chen, and Shelia R. Cotten, 
and Aneka Khilnani (Associate Editor)

Foreword: CITAMS@30
By: Wenhong Chen

Networks, Hacking, and Media--CITAMS@30: Now and Then and Tomorrow
By: Barry Wellman, Laura Robinson, Casey Brienza, Wenhong Chen, and Shelia R. Cotten, and Aneka Khilnani

Section 1: Field Analysis: CITAMS Past Chairs

CITAMS at Thirty: Learning from the Past, Plotting a Course for the Future 
By: Deana Rohlinger and Jennifer Earl

Section Membership and Participation in the American Sociological Review Publication Process
By: James C. Witte, Roberta Spalter-Roth, and Yukiko Furuya

How Information Technology Transforms the Methods of Sociological Research
By: Edward Brent

Section 2: Field Analysis: Relationships and Networks

In Sync, but Apart: Temporal Symmetry, Social Synchronicity, and Digital Connectedness
By: Mary Chayko

Break-ups on Facebook: A Typology of Coping Strategies
By Anabel Quan-Haase, Andrew Nevin, and Veronika Lukacs

Long Ties as Equalizers 
By: Yotam Shmargad 

Black-Hat Hackers’ Crisis Information Processing in the Darknet: A Case Study of Cyber Underground Market Shutdowns
By: K. Hazel Kwon and Jana Shakarian

I click, Therefore I am: Predicting Clicktivist-like Actions on Candidates’ Facebook Posts During the 2016 U.S. Primary Election 
By: Marc Esteve Del Valle, Alicia Wanless-Berk, Anatoliy Gruzd, and Philip Mai

Afterword: Reflections on My Path to CITASA/CITAMS and the Future of Our Section 
By Shelia R. Cotten


Volume 18: The M in CITAMS@30: Media Sociology

Editors: Casey Brienza, Laura Robinson, Barry Wellman, Shelia Cotten, Wenhong Chen 
and Aneka Khilnani (Associate Editor)

Foreword: CITAMS@30
By: Wenhong Chen

The M in CITAMS@30: Media Sociology
By: Aneka Khilnani, ​Laura Robinson, Casey Brienza, Barry Wellman, Shelia Cotten, and Wenhong Chen

Section 1 Inequalities and Media

Closing the Digital Divide: Justification for Government Intervention
By: Lloyd Levine 

Public Knowledge and Digital Divide: the Role and Impact of China’s Media 
By: Mingli Mei, Ru Zhao, and Miaochen Zhu 

Changing Politics of Tribalism and Morality in I am Legend and its Remakes 
By: Jeremiah Morelock 

A Niagara of Intemperance and Vice: Newspaper Reports on Immigrant New York 1800-1900
By: Saran Ghatak and Niall Moran


Liberalism without the Press: 18th century Minas Geraes and the Roots of Brazilian Development
By: Heloisa Pait

Section 2: Cultural Production and Consumption

Openness as a Means to Closure in Cultural Journalism
By: Philippa K. Chong

The Attractions of “Recoil” TV: The Story-World of Game of Thrones
By: Carmen Spanó

From the Raja to the Desi Romance: A Sociological Discourse on Family, Class and Gender in Bollywood
By: Tanni Chaudhuri

Affective (Im)Mediations and the Communication Process
By: Ana Ramos

Afterword: Reflections on My Path to CITASA/CITAMS and the Future of Our Section 
By Shelia R. Cotten