|Topic||Time Devoted to Each Topic||Activity|
|The Rise of the Network Society, Key Concepts||Week 1||Castells, M. (2011). A network theory of power. International Journal of Communication, 5, 773-787. Available via Communication and Mass Media Complete or via http://ijoc.org.|
Carey, J. W. (2005). Historical pragmatism and the Internet. New Media & Society, 7(4), 443-455. Available via Communication and Mass Media Complete.
|Introduction to Networks, Theories & Concepts||Week 3||Rainie & Wellman (2012), pages 1-108.|
Granovetter, M. (1983). The strength of weak ties: A network theory revisited. Sociological Theory, 1, 201-233. Available via Academic Search Complete. Pdf on Moodle
Haythornwaite, C. (2005). Social networks and internet connectivity effects. Information, Communication & Society, 9(2), 125-147.
Hampton, K. N., & Ling, R. (2013). Explaining communication displacement and large-scale social change in core networks. Information, Communication & Society, 16(4), 561-589
|Knowledge Networks: Actor-Network Theory (ANT), Communities of Practice ||Week 4||Shudson, M. (2015). What sorts of things are thingy? And what sorts of thinginess are there? Notes on stuff and social construction. Journalism, 16(1), 61-64.|
Micó, J. L., Masip, P., & Domingo, D. (2013). To wish impossible things: Convergence as a process of diffusion of innovations in an actor-network. The International Communication Gazette, 75(1), 118-137.
Humphreys, L. (2012). Connecting, coordinating, cataloguing: Communicative practices on mobile social networks. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 56(4), 494-510.
Takhteyev, Y. (2009) Networks of practice as heterogeneous actor-networks: The case of software development in Brazil. Information, Communication & Society, 12(40, 566-583. Available via Communication & Mass Media Complete.
|Social Movements, Netizens, Twitter Revolutions||Week 5||Castells, M. (Networks of Outrage and Hope, 2012)|
Both discussion leaders may draw on concepts in pages 1-19 and pages 218-240 for their cases. See appendices for key dates and data.
Al-Rawi, Ahmed (2014). Framing the online women’s movements in the Arab world. Information, Communication & Society, 17(9), 1147-1161.
|Geopolitical Networks||Week 6||Cammaerts, B. (2013). Networked resistance: The Case of WikiLeaks. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 18, 420-436.|
Arquilla, J. & Ronfeld, D. (2001). Networks and Netwars: The Future of Terror, Crime, & Militancy. A RAND Monograph Report. Free online via Rand Corp website. http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1382.html
Stohl, C. & Stohl, M. (2007). Networks of terror: Theoretical assumptions and pragmatic consequences. Communication Theory, 17(2), 93-124. Available via Communication & Mass Media Complete.
|Economics of the Network Society, Networked Commerce Work in the Network Society ||Week 7||Brabham, pages 1-115.|
Terranova, T. (2000). Free labor: Producing culture for the digital economy. Social Text 18(2), 33-57. Available via Academic Search Complete, NCSU Libraries.
Fish, A., & Srinivasan, R. (2012). Digital labor is the new killer app. New Media & Society, 14(1), 137-152. Available via Communication and Mass Media Complete.
|Networks and Organizations||Week 8||Rainie &Wellman, pages 171-195.|
Lee, S., & Monge, P. (2011). The co-evolution of multi-plex communication networks in organizational communities. Journal of Communication, 61, 758-779
|Niche Networks||Week 9||Helland, C. (2007). Diaspora on the electronic frontier: Developing virtual connections with sacred homelands. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12, 956-976.|
Nakamura, L. (2002). Cybertyping and the work of race in the age of digital reproduction. In Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet, pp. 1-30. New York: Routledge. Pdf available on Moodle.
Behm-Morawitz, E., & Ta, D. (2014). Cultivating virtual stereotypes? The impact of video game play on racial/ethnic stereotypes. The Howard Journal of Communications, 25, 1-15.
|Networked Relationships and Networked Households||Week 10||Rainie & Wellman, pages 117-170.|
Gardner & Davis, pages 1-208.
|Peer Reviews of Revised Prospectus ||Week 11||Bring two hard copies of your prospectus to class.|
|The Networked Self, Networks and Cognition||Week 12||Carr, pages 5-224.|
Millington, B. (2014). Smartphone apps and the mobile privatization of health and fitness. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 31(5), 479-493.
|Regulating and Governing Communication Networks Cyberspace and the Fourth Amendment Intellectual Property Ethics||Week 13||Thornton, L. (2014). The photo is live at applifam: An Instagram community grapples with how images should be used. Visual Communication Quarterly, 21(2), 72-82.|
|Privacy and Surveillance Free Expression Digital Sovereignty||Week 14||Rainey & Wellman pages 235-244|
|Student Research Presentations||Week 15||N/A|
|Student Research Presentations||Week 16||N/A|