Nov 112013
Schedule and Location: Tuesday, May 27 10:45am-12:15pm Vallee-500

Primary Session Category: Sociology of Technology/Sociology of Science
Session Code: SoTSci6
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: We live in an era dominated by technology; its use is ubiquitous, widespread, and normalized; be it cars, cell phones, email, tablets, etc. This session invites papers that connect issues of technology with inequality, power, and social networks. It is not about technology or society, but rather about how the two come together. How then is technology leading toward social change? What is the nature of this social change? Who is being affected by the technologies? Are various social groups being affected differently? We invite empirical and theoretical papers at the macro- and micro-levels of analysis that investigate one aspect of the technology-society spectrum.

Session Organizers:
Anabel Quan-Haase, Western University, Information and Media Studies and Sociology,
Michael Haight, Western University, Sociology



1. Arthur Gron
Understanding the perpetuation of Foucault’s biopower through the examination of free Android Smartphone health applications.

2.Louisa Hawkins
Women’s Online Networks of Resistance to Socially Obedient Bodies

3. Mohammed Masoodi
Surveillance, Militarization and Canadian Society

4. Luca Berardi
Link Me Up: Staying Connected and Staying Safe in a Toronto Social Housing Development

5. Chang Zhe Lin
Investigating the Contextual Effects on How Americans Use the Internet

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