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Section on Communication and Information Technologies Paper Session

Communication and Information Technology: Cooperation, Public Goods and Collective Action

Presider: Coye V. Cheshire (UC-Berkeley)
Apology and Denial in Online Trust Repair: Effects for Victims and Third Parties -- Ko Kuwabara (Cornell University) A Study of Technology and Community -- Jacob William Faber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Stratification Mapping: The Distribution of Status in an Online Organization
-- Sasha Goodman (University of Chicago)
Why Wallop? The Relationship Between Network Structure, Community Growth, and Collective Action --
Thomas M Lento (Cornell University), Howard T. Welser (University of Washington), Marc A. Smith (Microsoft Research), Lei Gu (University of Washington)

Section on Communication and Information Technologies
Session Organizer: Shelia R. Cotten (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

Table 01. Revisiting the Digital Divide

E-impact: The Have and Have-Nots --
Meng-Hao Li (Yuan Ze University), Hsin-i Huang (Yuan-Ze Uuniversity), Shu-Fen Tseng (Yuan-Ze University)
Gender and the Digital Divide: Quantitative Research May Indicate Progress, but Not Hidden Obstacles -- Nicole English (University of Missouri--Kansas City (UMKC))
Intersections of Age and Masculinities in Canadian and American Information Technology Firms -- Tammy Duerden Comeau (University of Western Ontario), Candace L. Kemp (Georgia State University), Jennifer Craft Morgan (UNC Institute on Aging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Table 02. Social Capital and ICTs

Social Capital and Engagement: Does Trust Matter? -- Shelley J. Boulianne (University of Wisconsin)
The Determinants of Work Well-being among Service Workers: IT Skill, Social Capital or Both? -- Hsin-i Huang (Yuan-Ze Uuniversity), Meng-Hao Li (Yuan Ze University), Shu-Fen Tseng (Yuan-Ze University)
The Second Digital Divide: Unequal Access to Social Capital in the Online World -- Shanyang Zhao (Temple University), David Elesh (Temple University)

Table 03. Expanding and Exploring Methods for Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Stance-Shift Analysis: Locating Presence and Positions in Online Focus-Group Text -- Peyton R. Mason (Linguistic Insights, Inc.), Boyd Davis (University of North Carolina - Charlotte)
Using the Internet to Inform Survey Methods: UK Internet Resources for Survey Methods Teachers -- Julie Lamb (University of Surrey)
Online Journaling as a Federated Community of Practice -- Yuri Takhteyev (UC Berkeley)

Table 04. Examining Labor and Employment Aspects of Technology

Constructing Connectedness: Labor and Employment in the Production of Networked Goods -- Amanda K. Damarin (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Technology Driven Commodity Chains: Structure, Territory and Governance in the Global Economy -- Sean O Riain (National Univ of Ireland, Maynooth)

Table 05. Protest, Advocacy, Power, and ICTs

Information Communication Technologies, and Gender and Development in Africa -- Christobel Asiedu (Univ of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign)
Bandwidthing Together: Using Community Broadband Networks to Protect Community Broadband Networks -- Andrea Hoplight Tapia (Pennsylvania State University)

Table 06. Cyberspace and Community

A Preliminary Analysis of an Internet Chat Room? Can a Chat Room be a Real Community? --
Diane M Gifford
Community Informatics System in Scientific Volunteers: From knowledge delivery to the renewal community -- Chin-Chang Ho (SUNY at Albany)

Table 07. Bringing Writing Back Into the Large Lecture Class with SAGrader

Bringing Writing Back Into the Large Lecture Class with SAGrader
-- Edward E. Brent (U. of Missouri), Theodore Carnahan (Idea Works, Inc.), Charles Nathaniel Graham (Idea Works, Inc.), Jeff McCully (U. of Missouri)

Table 08. Impacts of the Internet on Sociology and Society

The Impact of the Internet on Sociology: The Importance of the Communication and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association
-- Porsche VanBrocklin-Fischer
Media Trials: Media Justice or Just Media? Media Depictions of Martha Stewart and Kimberly Jones --
Christopher J Schneider (Arizona State University)

Section on Communication and Information Technologies Paper Session

Communication, Information Technology and Labor

Presider: Bart Landry (University of Maryland)
Anonymous Bloggers and Organizational Coping Strategies -- Abigail Schoneboom (CUNY Graduate Center)
Cellphone Usage and Everyday Resistance of Live-in Maids in Singapore --
Hsiao-Li (Shirley) Sun (Nanyang Technological University)
Implementation of Information Technology (IT) in Organizations: End-user Characteristics and IT Adequacy --
Esther Brainin (Ruppin Academic Center)
Industrial Slide Rules: Proletarianizing the Skilled Machinist
-- David D. McFarland (UCLA)
Pathways to Social Mobility Through Information Technology Skills: An Argument for a Segmented Labor Market Approach --
Zeynep Tufekci (University of Maryland at Baltimore County)


ASA Regular Session on Internet and Society: Digital Inequality

Presider: Eszter Hargittai (Northwestern University)
Does Internet Use Affect Earnings? --
Paul J. DiMaggio (Princeton University), Bart Bonikowski (Princeton University)
Immigrants, English Ability, and Information Technology Use --
Hiroshi Ono (Stockholm School of Economics), Madeline Zavodny (Agnes Scott College)
Cognitive Ability and Internet Use among Late-Midlife Adults --
Jeremy Freese (Harvard University), Salvador Rivas (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Another Way to Evaluate Social Impacts of ICTs in Taiwan: A Quality of Life Perspective --
Yu-Ching You (National Taiwan University), Shu-Fen Tseng (Yuan-Ze University)
The Internet and Social Change --
John P. Robinson (University of Maryland), Steven Martin (University of Maryland)

ASA Regular Session on Internet and Society

Internet and Society: Longing and Belonging -- Identity and Networks in a Digital Age

Presider: Eszter Hargittai (Northwestern University)
Connector Websites: New Social Institutions That Tip --
Paul DiPerna (The Brookings Institution)
Social Graffiti and The Hazardous Exchange of Adjectives --
David Touve (Vanderbilt University)
The Ideal Elf: Identity Exploration in World of Warcraft
-- Katherine Bessiere (Carnegie Mellon University), A. Fleming Seay (Carnegie Mellon University), Sara Kiesler (Carnegie Mellon University)
All Your Base Are Belong To Us: Humor and Borderwork in Amateur Online Videos --
Lori Kendall (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
The Internet, Marriage, Gender, and Partner Selection: A Russo-American Case Study.
-- Alex Dovlatov (Lansing Community College), Brendan Mullan (Michigan State University)