Foreword; Wenhong Chen Introduction. "The M in CITAMS@30: Media Sociology"; Aneka Khilnani, Barry Wellman, Laura Robinson, Casey Brienza, Wenhong Chen, and Shelia R. Cotton Section 1: Inequalities and Media 1. Closing the Digital Divide: Justification for Government Intervention; Lloyd Levine 2. Public Knowledge and Digital Divide: The Role and Impact of China's Media; Mingli Mei, Ru Zhao, and Miaochen Zhu 3. Racism and the Ill as the Other in I am Legend Remakes; Jeremiah Morelock 4. A Niagara of Intemperance and Vice: Newspaper Reports on Immigrant New York 1800-1900; Saran Ghatak and Niall Moran Section 2: Cultural Production and Consumption 5. Everyone's a Critic?: Openness as a Means to Closure in Cultural Journalism; Phillipa K. Chong 6. The Attractions of "Recoil" TV: The Story-World of Game of Thrones; Carmen Spano 7. From the Raja to the Desi Romance: A Sociological Discourse on Family, Class and Gender in Bollywood; Tanni Chaudhuri 8. Liberalism Without the Press: 18th Century Minas Geraes and the Roots of Brazilian Development; Heloisa Pait 9. Affective (Im)Mediations and the Communication Process; Ana Ramos Afterword: Reflections on My Path to CITASA/CITAMS and the Future of Our Section; Shelia R. Cotten
Casey Brienza is Media Sociology Preconference Founder and Chair, USA. Shelia Cotten is Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University, USA. Wenhong Chen is Associate Professor of Media Studies and Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Laura Robinson is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University, USA. Barry Wellman directs the NetLab Network and is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University's Social Media Lab, USA.