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Studies in Media and Communications

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ISSN: 2050-2060

Editor: Shelia Cotten and Laura Robinson
Subject: Sociology and Public Policy (view other series in this subject area)
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Editors: Laura Robinson, Shelia Cotten, and Jeremy Schulz

Studies in Media and Communications is proud to be sponsored by the American Sociological Association Section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology (CITAMS).

Each year, the series publishes two volumes that capitalize on the series’ sponsorship by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.  The series consists of two annual volumes, bringing together cutting edge research on new media that are highlighted at the CITAMS business meeting.

Contributions are double blind peer-reviewed and thanks to a short publication cycle, most volumes are published within a year. Given the breadth of the fields contributing to the study of media and communication, the parameters are set as broadly as possible. As long as the research speaks to the theme(s) identified in each call for submissions, the series aims to encompass research on emergent phenomena, as well as studies with a historical or longitudinal dimension.

Submissions may be empirical, theoretical, methodological, or synthetic statements of significant developments in the field. Empirical submissions may make use of any method or approach. The editors particularly welcome any submissions with an international, comparative, and/or global angle of vision.

The current call solicits manuscripts engaging with e-health and social movements. Volume 14, entitled eHealth: Current Evidence, Promises, Perils, and Future Directions, is being edited by Timothy M. Hale, Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou, and Shelia R. Cotten. Volume 15, entitled Social Movements and Media, is being edited by Jennifer Earl and Deana Rohlinger. For more information, see:

Forthcoming Volumes 12 and 13 assemble editors from across the Americas. Hopeton S. Dunn and Alejandro Artopoulos have joined the editorial team for Volume 12 ICTs and the Politics of Inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. Volume 13, Brazil: Media from the Country of the Future, brings together and editorial team including Sonia Virgínia Moreira, Monica Martinez, Heloisa Pait, Joseph D. Straubhaar, Antonio C. La Pastina, Samantha Nogueira Joyce, John Baldwin, and Pedro Aguiar.

This series is indexed by Publishing Options from the American Sociological Association and The Publication Forum (Finland).

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Just published

Communication and Information Technologies Annual: [New] Media Cultures, volume 11
Edited by Laura Robinson, Jeremy Schulz, Shelia R. Cotten, Timothy Hale and Apryl Williams. 

Sponsored by the Communication and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association, this volume examines wide-ranging aspects of culture, communication, and [new] media broadly defined. Themes include the interplay between [new] media and any of the following: culture, communication, technology, convergence, the arts, cultural production, and cultural change in the digital age. Contributions shed light on emergent phenomena that -sociologists, particularly those studying media or communication, culture scholars will find intriguing.

See the full Table of Contents.

Communication and Information Technologies Annual:Digital Distinctions and Inequalities, volume 10
Edited by Laura Robinson, Shelia R. Cotten, Jeremy Schulz, Apryl Williams and Timothy Hale. 

Sponsored by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Section (CITAMS) of the American Sociological Association, Volume 10 of the Communication and Information Technologies Annual, Digital Distinctions & Inequalities, brings together nine studies of this increasingly important form of inequality. Drawn from four continents, the research provides a global overview of the current state of the field in different cultural contexts. As a whole, the volume illuminates the complexities of digital inequalities as they are manifested in groups and societies even when access is widespread. In their depth and breadth, the volume contributions provide an indispensable guide to emergent forms of digital inequality as it rapidly evolves.

See the full Table of Contents.

Past volumes

Communication and Information Technologies Annual , Politics, Participation, and Production, volume 9
Edited by Shelia Cotten and Laura Robinson

This volume brings together nine studies of the digital public sphere. The contributions illuminate three key areas of digital citizenship, namely political engagement, participation networks, and content production. See the full Table of Contents.

Communication and Information Technologies Annual, Doing and Being Digital: Mediated Childhoods, volume 8
Edited by Laura Robinson, Shelia Cotten and Jeremy Schulz

This volume assembles cutting edge research focusing on media and youth. The volume looks broadly at what is understood by the definitions of 'youth' and 'media', when studied together and separately, and how these continue to develop. See the full Table of Contents.

School Shootings: Mediatized Violence in a Global Age, Volume 7


“Overall, the 14 chapters of this volume highlight the importance of media for framing the school-related violence issues and provide the readers with a comprehensive analysis of the mediatization of  violence, and in particular to the media coverage of school shootings in the context of globalization. This volume is useful for students, scholars, teachers and anyone interested in understanding mediatized violence as a global phenomenon. The book fills a gap in violence studies by providing a new critical analysis of school shootings from different perspectives: theoretical perspective, media perspective and audiences’ perspective.”
Biana Mitu, Assistant Lecturer, University of Bucharest. Reviewed in the International Journal of Communication and Heath, Vol. 2, 2013.

Human Rights and Media, Volume 6 (published under the series title Studies in Communications)

Contact the Editorial Team

Series Editor
Laura Robinson
Santa Clara University
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Series Editor
Shelia Cotten
Michigan State University
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Series Editor
Jeremy Schulz
UC Berkeley
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Jen McCall
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