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Section on Communication and Information Technologies Paper Session

Social Impacts of Information and Communication Technologies

Organizers: Shelia R. Cotten, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Katherine Bessiere, Carnegie Mellon University
Presider: Katherine Bessiere, Carnegie Mellon University
Online Social Network Sites: A Gendered Inflection Point in the Increasingly Social Web? -- Zeynep Tufekci, University of Maryland at Baltimore County
University Students’ Maintenance of Social Ties: Using and Integrating Modes of Communication on Campus -- Anabel Quan-Haase, University of Western Ontario
Surveillance and Power: The Impact of New Technologies on Reality Television Audiences -- Elizabeth Montemurro,Pennsylvania State University-Abington

Section on Communication and Information Technologies Roundtable Session

Organizer: Anabel Quan-Haase, University of Western Ontario

Table 1.

Builders, Connectors and Lurkers: How Early Social Network Structure Shapes Subsequent Role Taking and Retention in Weblogging Communities. -- Thomas M. Lento, Cornell University; Howard T. Welser and Eric Gleave, University of
Washington; Marc A. Smith, Microsoft Research

Of Privacy and Publicity: A Structural Theory of Blogging. -- Xiaoli Tian and Daniel A. Menchik, University of Chicago
“I’m There, But I Might Not Want to Talk to You:” Accessibility and Instant Messaging. -- Jessica Leigh Collins and Anabel Quan-Haase, University of Western Ontario
“It Literally Connects Us”: A Qualitative Survey of the Ways College Students Experience Social Connection with the iPod -- Michael John Yaksich, University of Maryland-College Park
Personal Networks and the Personal Communication System. -- Jeffrey Boase, The University of Tokyo

Table 2. Politics, Globalization, and Information Technology

A Latin American Public for a Middle-Eastern Conflict: Constructing Global Citizens in São Paulo. -- Heloisa Pait, UNESPSão Paulo State University
Digital Culture and Digital Inclusion: Free Software and Alternatives to Neoliberal Globalization. -- Sara Schoonmaker, University of Redlands
The Expropriation of Communication: Information and the Social in the Information Society. -- Allison Cavanagh, University of Leeds; Alex Dennis, University of Salford

Table 3. Health and Marketing in an Information Society

Boundaries and Binaries: A visual analysis of HIV/AIDS Social Marketing Campaigns. -- Jillian L. Powers, Duke University
Online Prescription Purchasing: the Role of Gender. -- Henna Budhwani, University of Alabama at Birmingham
How AIDS Became a Social Problem: AIDS Coverage in the New York Times, 1981-1994. -- Danielle Marquis Currier, Radford University

Table 4. Electronics and Computing.

Auto Drivers Crash Less and Think Better with Electronically Enhanced Hearing. -- Will Kalkhoff, David M. Melamed, and Stanford W. Gregory, Kent State University
Computing Professionals as Legal Carriers of Software Regulation. -- Lara L. Cleveland, University of Minnesota
Integrating Positivist and Interpretive Approaches to Cultural Aspect of ICT Implementation in Global Organizations. -- Esther Brainin, Ruppin Academic Center Israel

Table 5. Online Communities: Social Practices, Communication, and Life Experiences.

From Zines to the Internet: An Exploration of Communication Practices in a DiY Punk Scene. -- Kenneth Ray Culton, Niagara University
The MySpaces of Tragedy: Personal Websites, Panopticism, and the Public Sphere. -- Timothy Recuber, Graduate Center, City University of New York
When Time Stands Still: Perceptions of Self and Temporal Management during Crisis. -- C. Clayton Childress and Brianna A. Davilla, University of California-Santa Barbara
How Do Students Get the News? A Comparison of Electronic Exposure with Other Sources. -- Theodore C. Wagenaar, Miami University

452. Section on Communication and Information Technologies Paper Session: Public Informatics

Organizers: Andrea Hoplight Tapia, Pennsylvania State University; Sarah N. Gatson, Texas A&M University
Presider: Andrea Hoplight Tapia, Pennsylvania State University

Government Sponsored Open Source Initiatives as a Path to Economic Development. -- Edgar Maldonado and Andrea Hoplight Tapia, Pennsylvania State University
Internet Practice and Professional Networks in Chilean Science. -- Richard B. Duque, Louisiana State University
Open Source Society: Can Production Outside of the Market Survive? -- Jennifer M. Ashlock, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

479. Regular Session. Sociology of Work: Flexibility and Uncertainty in Workplaces

Organizer: Vicki Smith, University of California, Davis

Fitting in or Filling In? Temporary Workers and the Great Divide of Teams. -- Darina Elena Lepadatu, Kennesaw State University
Flexploitation: Time and Power in the Day Labor Industry. -- Gretchen Purser, University of California, Berkeley
Steady Inequality: Worker Flexibility in Scheduling over the 1990s. -- Jeffrey E. Rosenthal, Wake Forest University
The Competitive Privilege of Working for Free: Rethinking the Roles Interns Play in Communication Industries. -- Gina Neff, University of Washington; Giovanni Arata, University of Trento

490. Section on Sociology of Culture Refereed Roundtable Session

Organizers: Omar A. Lizardo, University of Notre Dame; Carey L. Sargent, University of Virginia

Table 1. Consumer Studies Research Network

Presider: Daniel Thomas Cook, Rutgers University
White Trash: Fabulous and Savage Capitalism.
Karen Bettez Halnon, Pennsylvania State University
The Civilizing Brand: Shifting Shame Thresholds and the Dissemination of Consumer Lifestyles. -- Sam Binkley, Emerson College
Carolina Local vs. California Organic: Consumer Acceptance of Competing Frames in Sustainable Agriculture. -- Susan A. Munkres, Furman University
Identity Construction and the iPod-Self. -- Roger A. Salerno, Pace University
Kid Experience of a Role-Playing Theme Park. -- Lois A. West, Florida International University

Table 2. Bodies, Objects, and Practices

Presider: Erin O’Connor, New School for Social Research
Hot Glass: Imagination in Glassblowing: A New Ethnographic Look at an Art. -- Erin O’Connor, New School for Social Research
Actor-network Theory in Biographical Analysis.
-- Paivi Kaipainen, University of Turku
Electronic Communication and Co-Presence: The Practice of PowerPoint Presentations. -- Jo Ann Brooks, Bentley College

208. Regular Session. Surveillance

Organizer: Jim Rule, Center for the Study of Law/Society
Presider: Kiyoteru Tsutsui, University of Michigan

Between the “Home” and “Institutional” Worlds: House Arrest as Postmodern Social Control. -- William G. Staples and Stephanie K. Decker, University of Kansas
Controlling Mobilities: Intelligent Transportation Systems as Surveillance Infrastructures. -- Torin Monahan, Arizona State University
Emergency Information and Communication Technologies: Increasing Efficiency or Surveillance? -- Carrie Sanders, McMaster University

236. Informal Discussion Roundtables. Session II

Organizer: Walter Goldfrank, University of California, Santa Cruz

A New Public Sociology of Punishment. -- Heather A. Schoenfeld,Northwestern University
Altruism and Social Solidarity. -- Vincent Jeffries, California State University, Northridge
Democracy Efforts in the New Academic Workplace: Administration’s Resistance to Unionization of Full-Time Faculty. -- Vincent S. Serravallo, Rochester Institute of Technology
Evaluating Stigma and Stigma Management among Exotic Dancers: An Affect Control Theory Approach. -- Jason Clark-Miller and Luara L. Barney, Montana State University
Exercising Your Sociological Creativity: Integrating Sociology and Popular Media. -- Toska Olson, The Evergreen State College
Face-to-Face Interaction and Technologically Mediated Communication. -- Suzanne B. Kurth and Julie B. Wiest, The University of Tennessee
Politics, Women, Development, and Contraception. -- Modhurima Dasgupta, Lewis & Clark College
The Greeks of Mattituck, Long Island. -- Vaso V. Thomas, Bronx Community College
Ukrainian Orange Revolution: Transnational Contention Rooted in Place and Identity. -- Marina Kogan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Writing Stories about Sexuality: Sociology Meets Lifestyle Journalism. -- Catherine G. Valentine, Nazareth College
"This Ain’t No Party, This Ain’t No High School, This Ain’t No Fooling Around": Effective Teaching Strategies for the Community College Classroom. -- Hazel L. Hull, University of California
Teaching Macrolevel Sociology to Microlevel Thinkers. -- Christine Plumeri, Monroe Community College

260. Section on Sex and Gender Paper Session.

Challenging the Domains of Sex/Gender/Sexuality: Transnational Feminist Interventions (co-sponsored with the Caucus on Transnational Approaches to Gender and Sexuality)

Organizer and Presider: Vrushali Patil, Florida International University

A Flickering Motherhood: Korean Birthmothers’ Internet Community. -- Hosu Kim, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
H2 Visas in the Mississippi Catfish Industry: Multiple Perspectives on Transnationalism and Gender. -- Kirsten A. Dellinger, University of Mississippi
On the Cusp of the National and Global: Gender and the Making of a New India. -- Smitha Radhakrishnan, University of California, Los Angeles
Undoing Gender/Sexuality: Framing Teenage Homosexuality in South Korean Print Media 1990-2005. -- Hae Yeon Choo, The University of Wisconsin-Madison

222. Section on Sociology of Sexualities Refereed Roundtable Session
Organizers: Alison S. Better, Brandeis University; Erin Calhoun Davis, Cornell College

Table 6: Predicting Sexual Satisfaction and Practices

Presider: William Lyman Jeffries, University of Florida
Defining a Lifetime of Purity: Diversity among adolescents Who Have Taken an Abstinence Pledge. -- Katherine Castiello Jones, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Nest-Leaving and Union Formation among Sexual-Minorities and Heterosexuals: Diverging Trajectories in the Emerging Adulthood Phase of Life. -- Jennifer Anne Brown and Nola Cora du Toit, Bowling Green State University
Correlates of Sexual Satisfaction among Married Couples. -- Margaret Gassanov and Deniz Yucel, Ohio State University
Subjective Quality of Life: Do Indicators of Sexuality Function Differently by Gender and Marital Status? -- Kristina Anne Dzara, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
HIV Risk Practices Sought by Men Who Have Sex with Other Men, and Who Use Internet Websites to Identify Potential Sexual Partners. -- Hugh Klein, Kensington Research Institute

136. Section on History of Sociology Invited Session. The History of Sociology, Media and Communications

Organizer: Eleanor Townsley, Mount Holyoke College
Presider: Ronald N. Jacobs, University at Albany

Why Sociology Abandoned Mass Communications? -- Elihu Katz, Israel
After Habermas: The Revival of a Macro-Sociology of Media. -- Rodney D. Benson, New York University
From Sociology to Culture, via Media:Thoughts from the Antipodes. -- Peter Beilharz, Latrobe University
Mass Media and the Chicago School Tradition. -- Michael Schudson, University of California-San Diego
How the Disciplines See Journalism, and What They Miss. -- Barbie Zelizer, University of Pennsylvania

20. Regular Session. Popular Culture

Organizer: George Lipsitz, University of California, Santa Barbara
Presider: Jon D. Cruz, University of California

A Second Job? The Emergence of Institutions in Online Computer Games. -- Stef Aupers, Erasmus University
Performing “Poorface”: Talk Shows, Minstrelsy, and the Racial Politics of Class. -- Laura Anne Grindstaff, University of California, Davis
Old Cops: Occupational aging in a Film Genre. -- Neal King, Virginia Tech
Radical: Surfing, Capitalism, and the Politics of Popular Culture. -- Kristin Lawler, Graduate Center, City University of New York
The Dual Influences of Racial Authenticity and (Black) Popular Culture on Second Generation Youth Cultures in the Global City. -- Natasha Kumar Warikoo, University of London

24. Regular Session. Social Networks

Organizer and Presider: Ruth V. Aguilera, University of Illinois

Differential Associations, Control Theory, and the Strength of Weak Ties. Linking Criminological Theories with Social Network Theory. -- Mattias Smangs, Columbia University
Like Strangers We Trust: Social Trust, Identity, and Latent Affiliation Networks. -- Ryan A. Light, Ohio State University
Social Cohesion through Intermarriage among Chaebol Families in Korea. -- Shin-Kap Han, University of Illinois
Tastes, Ties, and Time: New Data Using Social Network Internet Sites. -- Kevin Lewis, Jason Kaufman, and Marco Jesus Gonzalez,
Harvard University; Andreas Wimmer, University of California, Los Angeles; Nicholas A. Christakis, Harvard Medical School

29. Section on Political Sociology Roundtable Session

Organizers: Barbara G. Brents, University of Nevada-Las Vegas; John F. Myles, University of Toronto

Table 3.Social Capital

Catalyzing Civic Engagement Online: Examining the Link between Internet Behavior and Voluntary Group Membership.
Paul Glavin, University of Toronto
Patterns of Formal and Informal Social Capital in Europe.
Claire Denise Wallace and Florian Pichler, University of Aberdeen, UK
The Political Relevance of Arab-Americans.
Dalia Abdelhady, Southern Methodist University

85. Open Refereed Roundtable Session II

Organizer: Viviane Brachet-Marquez, El Colegio De Mexico

Table 6. Sex, Self and the Internet

Campaign versus Official Government Internet Sites: Exploration into the Web-based Congressional Presentation of Self.
Diana Tracy Cohen, University of Florida
Crying Rape: The Depiction and Labeling of Behavior as “Rape” in Internet Postings.
Keith R. Johnson, Oakton Community College; Juliane Koch, Northeastern Illinois University
Cyberdating: Evolutionary Perspectives.
Andreas Georgiou Philaretou, Cyprus College; Ahmed Yousry Mahfouz, Prairie View A&M University
The Self as Presented on the Internet: Alter Egos or the Real You?
Erin Heyboer, Michigan State University
Virtually Transformed: The Second Life Virtualscape and the Techniques of Self.
Kim Cunningham, Graduate Center, City University of New York

505. Regular Session. Internet and its Social Impact

Organizer and Presider: Shanyang Zhao, Temple University

Neighborhoods in the Network Society: The e-Neighbors Study.
Keith N. Hampton, University of Pennsylvania
The Targets of Online Protest: State and Private Targets of Four Online Protest Tactics.
Katrina E. Kimport and Jennifer Earl, University of California, Santa Barbara
Is Information Good for Deliberation? Link Posting in an Online Forum.
Francesca Polletta, University of California, Irvine; Christopher Anderson, Columbia University; Pang Ching Bobby Chen, University at California- Irvine
Uncivil Society: The Failure of Inclusion in Online Discussions of Inclusion.
Howard Lune, William Paterson University
Copresence as “Being-with”: Analyzing Online Connectivity.
Shanyang Zhao and David Elesh, Temple University

510. Section on Aging and the Life Course Roundtable Session

Organizers: Cheryl Elman, The University of Akron; Richard A. Settersten, Oregon State University

Table 5. Research Group on the Life Course

Presider: Cheryl Elman, The University of Akron
Life Stories: Case Studies to Explore Race and Gender Diversity.
Janet Zollinger Giele, Brandeis University
Changes in Mother-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law Relationships over the Life Course.
Deborah M. Merrill, Clark University
Age Preferences for Partners among Internet Daters.
Joy E. Pixley, Cynthia Feliciano, and Belinda Robnett, University of California-Irvine

515. Section on Economic Sociology Roundtable Session

Organizer: Peter Levin, Barnard College

Table 12. The Role of the State in Industrial and Post-Industrial Development

U.S. Corn Policy in Comparative Perspective.
Jessica Epstein, University of Arizona
Developmentalism in Globalization: The Transformation of Chinese Automotive Industry since late 1990s.
Qiushi Feng and Bai Gao, Duke University
Knowledge-based Economy and Developmental State. Information Technology Policies in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Wai-Keung Chung, Singapore Management University
The Rise of a High-Tech Corporation: Developmental State Revisited.
Hongxing Yang, University of Chicago

482. Section on Aging and the Life Course Paper Session.

Promises and Challenges in Mid- and Late-Life Career Transitions

Organizer and Presider: Ingrid Arnet Connidis, University of Western Ontario

Generational Affinities and Discourses of Difference: A Case Study of Highly Skilled Information Technology Workers.
Julie McMullin, Tammy Duerden Comeau, and Emily Jovic, The University of Western Ontario
Negotiating Flexibility: Age and Cohort Effects on Unemployment and Re-employment in the “New” Economy.
Stephen Lippmann, Miami University
Pathways to Altruism: A Gender and Life Course Perspective.
Christopher Justin Einolf, University of Virginia
Retirement and the Quasi-Subject: The Case of the Salariat.
Ian Rees Jones, University of Wales, Bangor; Miranda Leontowitsch, St George’s, University of London; Paul Frederick Higgs, University College London

321. Student Forum Paper Session. Sociology of the Media

Organizer: Lindsay Michelle Howden, Texas A&M University
Presider: Michael S. Evans, University of California, San Diego

Digital Gatekeeping: The Production of Culture, the Internet and the Music Industry.
Alex Mikulewicz, University of Mary Washington
Real Life in Cyberspace.
Evren Savci, University of Southern California
The Impact of Objective Characteristics and News Values on Media Coverage of Earthquakes.
Rens Vliegenthart, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Situation or Social Problem: The influence of events on media presentations of homelessness.
Rachel Best, University of California, Berkeley

Media gatekeepers exercise an immense amount of control over the public imagination, choosing what becomes news and how it is framed to broader publics. While some of the papers in this session examine how gatekeeping works in traditional media, others explore possible sites of
resistance and the potential for alternative institutions of public information based on independence, identity, and common cause.

330. Regular Session. Internet and its Cultural Impact

Organizer: Shanyang Zhao, Temple University
Presider: David Elesh, Temple University

Alumni Email Lists as “Virtual Enclaves.”
Alesia Montgomery, Michigan State University
News Recommendation Engines: Changing Patterns of News Consumption and Participation.
Emily Thorson, University of Pennsylvania
Theorizing the Hybrid Disclosure of the Private Sphere: Changing Social Functions and Sociological Research Opportunities of Web-based Family Photography.
Luc Pauwels, University of Antwerp
Pathways to Music Exploration in a Digital Age.
Eszter Hargittai,Northwestern University; Steven J. Tepper, Vanderbilt University
Internet Usage as Threat to Book Reading?
Marc Verboord, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Joost Van Luijt

423. Section on Sociology of Culture Paper Session. Thick Description and Causal Claims in Cultural Analysis

Organizer and Presider: Brian S. Steensland, Indiana University

Cultural Influences on Participation in Internet Eating Disorder Support Groups.
Gabe Ignatow, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Deep Plays: Culture, Practice and Post-Colonial Trajectories in Bali and South Africa.
Jeffrey J. Sallaz, University of Arizona
Political Space and the Genesis of Politics.
Brian Jacob Lande and Marion Fourcade-Gourinchas, University of California-Berkeley; Evan Schofer, University of Minnesota
The Causes and Consequences of Policy Paradigm Shifts: American Educational Policy, 1980-2001.
Jal D. Mehta, Harvard University

451. Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Roundtable Session.

Organizer: Michael P. Young, University of Texas, Austin

Table 7. The Future of Movements

Presider: John Foran, University of California
New Political Cultures of Opposition: What Future for Revolutions?
John Foran, University of California
Shared Visions(?), Imagined America.
Eric Tranby, University of Minnesota
Resource Mobilization in the Internet Age.
Deana Rohlinger, Jordan Brown, and Lisa Munson Weinberg, Florida State University

Table 16. The Role of Old and New Media in Movement Mobilizations.

Presider: Markus S. Schulz, New York University
The Oaxaqueños Fight Back: The Role of the Media in the Recent Oaxacan Struggle.
Jennifer Bea Rogers, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Role of the Internet in Transnational Mobilization: A Case Study of the Zapatista Movement, 1994-2007.
Markus S. Schulz, New York University
Newspaper Framing of Protest by Indigenous Peoples.
Danielle Ricard and Rima Wilkes, University of British Columbia
Anti-War Music Websites: Cultural Social Movement Activity in Cyberspace.
Jeneve R. Brooks-Klinger, Fordham University

454. Section on Medical Sociology Roundtable Session.

Organizer: John R. Taylor, Florida State University

Table 1: HIV/AIDS

Presider: Donald A. Lloyd, Florida State University
Factors Associated with HIV Viral Load in a Respondent Driven Sample in Los Angeles.
Sherry A. Larkins, University of California, Los Angeles
Blame and Moral Responsibility on Internet Support Groups for HIV/AIDS.
David A. Rier, Bar Ilan University
From Everyday Cultures to Cultures of Response: Developing the Sociology of the Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic.
Alton Freeman Phillips, New York University; Catherine Pirkle, Université de Montréal
HIV Stigma in India: A Gendered Experience?
Tanni Chaudhuri, University of Miami
Magic Moment: Faces and Frames of HIV/AIDS, 1980-2004.
Marcus Anthony Hunter, Mikaela Rabinowitz, and Zandria Felice Robinson, Northwestern University

Table 2. Gender and Health Behaviors

Presider: Patricia Drentea, University of Alabama-Birmingham
HIV Testing at the Intersection of Gender, Race, and Class.
Erika Laine Austin, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Gender, Insurance Status, and Compliance with Cancer Screening Guidelines.
Julia Ana Rivera Drew and Laura Senier, Brown University
A Fool’s Paradox? Measuring gender paradoxes in health and mortality.
Diane S. Shinberg and Kendra L. Murphy, University of Memphis.
The Process of Role-Making in Maternal Strategies for Handling the Care of Ailing Infants.
Alexandra Berkowitz, Indiana University
The Association between Computer and Web Use for Health Information, Well-being, and Gender.
Patricia Drentea, University of Alabama-Birmingham; Melinda Goldner, Union College; Shelia R. Cotten, University of Alabama at Birmingham

367. Regular Session. Job Taxonomies

Organizer and Presider: Christine L. Williams, University of Texas at Austin
Applying for Retail Jobs in the Information Age: New Procedures, Additional Disadvantages.
Jamie J. Fader, University of Pennsylvania; Christopher E. Kelly, Temple University
Diagnostic Ambivalence and Shifting Terrains of Expertise: Psychiatrists’ Use and Opinions of the DSM.
Owen Whooley, New York University
Secondary Institutional Logics and Professionalization: Race, Resistance, and Sickle Cell Counselors.
Cynthia Fulton Hinton, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Sociological Construction of Occupation.
Clinton Key, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

These papers explore various ways that classification systems impact work and workers.