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Schedule of Papers for this year'’s ASA Meeting - San Francisco, CA, August 14-17, 2004

Section on Communication and Information Technologies Paper Session.

Social Impacts of Communication and Information Technologies: Expanding Conceptualizations of Digital Divides and Their Implications
Tuesday, 8/17/2004 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.


• Shelia R. Cotten (University of Maryland-Baltimore Co)


1. Shelia R. Cotten - University of Maryland-Baltimore Co (Presider)

2. Jos de Haan (SCP)
Abstract Title: Theorizing the digital divide

3. Anthony Alvarez (University of Maryland)
Abstract Title: Correlates of Digital Inequality

4. Andrea Hoplight Tapia (The Pennsylvania State University)
Abstract Title: Pervasive Utopic Thinking in Ubiqitous Computing Environments

5. Hiroshi Ono (Stockholm School of Economics) and Madeline Zavodny (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)
Abstract Title: Gender Differences in Information Technology Usage: A U.S.- Japan Comparison

Refereed Roundtables (one-hour) Paper Session:
Section on Communication and Information Technologies Refereed Roundtables (one-hour)
Tuesday, 8/17/2004 from 12:30 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.

Table 1. Changes in Mass Media in a Digital Era
1. Jennifer C. Lena - Vanderbilt University (Presider)

Kees Van Rees (Tilburg University), Koen Van Eijck (Tilburg University), Wim P Knulst (Tilburg University)
Abstract Title: Pluralism at risk: generational changes in media dominance and determinants of topical interest in the Netehrlands, 1975-2000

Brooke A Pillifant (Xavier University)
Abstract Title: The Portrayal of New Religious Movements in Fictional Network Television

J. Zach Schiller (University of California, Davis)
Abstract Title: Channels of Power: The Institutional Formations of an Alternative Public Sphere
Table 2. Collaboration in an Open Environment
1. George Dowdall - St. Joseph'''''''’s University (Presider)

Thomas G. Streeter (University of Vermont)
Abstract Title: ‘''’''''Self-Motivating Exhilaration'''''''': On the role of Culture in the Origins of Open Computer Communication

Marc Garcelon (Middlebury College)
Abstract Title: Social Movements and ‘''’''''Moral Panic'''''''' in Cyberspace

John Ratliff (Santa Clara University)
Abstract Title: Peer-to-Peer Communities and the Struggle for the Future of the Internet

Bernie Hogan (University of Toronto)
Abstract Title: Network Management and Agency in Social Structures

S. S. Levine (University of Pennsylvania), Sonali Shah (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Abstract Title: Cultivating the Digital Commons: A Framework for Collective Open Innovation
Table 3. Design for Inclusion
1. Barry Wellman - University of Toronto (Presider)

Erika Steinmetz (US Census Bureau), Aaron J Miller (US Census Bureau)
Abstract Title: Evaluating Website Usability for Census Bureau Disability Data

Joe Dalaker (U.S. Census Bureau), Erika Steinmetz (US Census Bureau)
Abstract Title: Cognitive Testing and the Census Bureau Poverty Website: Improving Usability Under Multiple Constraints

danah boyd (Berkeley – SIMS)
Abstract Title: Friendsters and Friends

Melinda Goldner (Union College)
Abstract Title: Health-Related Information on the Internet: The Impact of Race, Class and Gender
Table 4. Home and Office in the Digital Era
1. Christena Nippert-Eng - Illinois Institute of Technology (Presider)

Dimitrina Dimitrova (University of Toronto)
Abstract Title: Dialing Into the Office: Homework and telework

Michel S. Laguerre (Univ of California-Berkeley)
Abstract Title: The Digital Office

Tracy Kennedy (University of Toronto)
Abstract Title: The Domestic Internet: Cyber-Freedom or Virtual Chains?
Table 5. Inter-cultural Dimensions of the Adoption of Information and Communication Technologies
1. Philip N Howard - University of Washington (Presider)

Romana Xerez (Technical University of Lisbon)
Abstract Title: Portugal Online - Dimensions of Information Society

Hyun-Chin Lim (Seoul National University), Sukki Kong (Harvard University)
Abstract Title: The Internet Revolution?: The Formation of Public Sphere in South Korea

Inna Romanovska (University of Toronto), Barry Wellman (University of Toronto)
Abstract Title: The Skills Divide: A Cross-National Study of Computer Literacy

Markus S. Schulz (New York University)
Abstract Title: From State-Led Import Substitution Industrialization to Neoliberal Deregulation: New Information and Communication Technologies in Mexico
Table 6. Labor Market Effects of Technological Change
1. Ariel Ducey - CUNY-Graduate Center (Presider)

Ben Jann (ETH Zurich), Axel Franzen (University of Bern)
Abstract Title: The Use of New Technology and Occupational Mobility: An Event History Analysis of the Swiss Labor Market

Janet Salaff (University of Toronto), Arent Greve (University of Toronto and Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)
Abstract Title: Using the Internet for Contacts to Jobs

Ari B. Goelman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Abstract Title: The Cure for What Ails You?: Information Technology and the Changing Work of Urban Health Care Professionals

James C. Witte (Clemson University)
Abstract Title: Computer competence and access in a regional labor market
Table 7. Professional Networks: Enabling Collaboration through Social and Technological Structures
1. Gina Neff - University of California, LA (Presider)

Daniel Aron Menchik (University of Chicago)
Abstract Title: Conditions for exogenously-constructed collaborations in a digital age

Brian V. Carolan (Teachers College, Columbia)
Abstract Title: The Small World Of Educational Research: The Network Dynamics of

David D. McFarland (UCLA)
Abstract Title: Social Networks for Computing Advice: William F. Ogburn and Equipment Selection for an Early Computational Laboratory

Zack Kertcher (University of Chicago), Samuel Jacob Yount (NORC)
Abstract Title: Scaling-up Science? The Access Grid
Table 8. Reconsidering Inequality within Communication Networks
1. Emily Noelle Ignacio - Loyola University Chicago (Presider)

Anthony Alvarez (University of Maryland)
Abstract Title: Social Mechanisms and Social Outcomes In Digital Inequality Research

Irina Shklovski (Carnegie Mellon)
Abstract Title: The effects of geographic mobility on social ties and psychological well being in the age of the Internet.

Kristen Berg (University of Toronto), Rochelle Cote (University of Toronto)
Abstract Title: Social Support On and Offline: The Third East York Study

Julian Warner (Queen’s University of Belfast)
Abstract Title: A labor theoretic approach to information retrieval

Sangmoon Kim (University of South Carolina)
Abstract Title: Social Informatization: Its Measurement, Causes and Consequences
Table 9. Surveillance, Sanctions, and Social Order Online
1. Andrea Hoplight Tapia - The Pennsylvania State University (Presider)

Thomas W. Brignall (Tennesee Tech University)
Abstract Title: The Panopticon Revisited: Internet Surveillance after September 11, 2001

Theodore C. Wagenaar (Miami University)
Abstract Title: Norms, Values, and Self in an Online Community

Ellis Godard (California State University Northridge)
Abstract Title: The Moral Order of Cyberspace: Social Structure and Conflict Management Online

Shanyang Zhao (Temple University)
Abstract Title: The Digital Self: Through the Looking Glass of Telecopresent Others
Table 10. Teaching with Technology
1. Kim A Logio - Saint Joseph'''''''’s University (Organizer)
Table 11. Technology and Identity
1. David Elesh - Temple University (Presider)

Nalini P. Kotamraju (University of California-Berkeley)
Abstract Title: Living the Technology Lifestyle: Class and Digital Consumption

Felicity Schaeffer-Grabiel (UC Santa Cruz)
Abstract Title: Transnational Masculinity on

Marc A. Smith (Microsoft Corporation), Wesley Shumar (Drexel University)
Abstract Title: Using Netscan To Study Identity And Interaction In A Virtual Community

Janet Armentor (Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs)
Abstract Title: Between a Meeting Ground and a Hangout: Exploring Relations in a Regional Web Chat Room

Section Business Meetings Meeting:
Section on Communication and Information Technologies Business Meeting (40 minutes)
Tuesday, 8/17/2004 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Section on Communication and Information Technologies Paper Session. Social Networks and Communities Online.
This session presents research on new ways people are forming connections through the Internet and explores some of the larger social ramifications of online social networks and communities.
Tuesday, 8/17/2004 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.


• Lori Kendall (Purchase College-SUNY)


1. Lori Kendall - Purchase College-SUNY (Organizer)
2. Lori Kendall - Purchase College-SUNY (Presider)
3. Mito Akiyoshi (University of Chicago)
Abstract Title: Sociality and Membership Turnover in a Virtual Third Place

4. Coye V. Cheshire (Stanford University)
Abstract Title: Social Psychological Incentives in Peer-to-Peer Internet Exchange: A Sociological Analysis of Generalized Information Exchange

5. Laura Caroline Robinson (University of California-Los Angeles)
Abstract Title: Online Art Auctions à la française and à l’américaine: Comparing eBay France and eBay USA
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