SAGE Journal Articles

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Research That Matters: Patulny, Roger and Claire Seaman. 2017. "'I'll Just Text You': Is Face-to-Face Social Contact Declining in a Mediated World?" Journal of Sociology 53(2):285-302.

Journal Article 1: Keipi, T., Kaakinen, M., Oksanen, A. & Räsänen, P. (2017). Social Tie strength and online victimization: An analysis of young people aged 15–30 years in four nations. Social Media + Society. doi: 10.1177/2056305117690013

Abstract: Online interaction through the use of social networking sites (SNS) continues to be a significant component of the socialization of young people today. The analysis is based on survey data of (n=999) young people aged 15–30 years. Results showed that experiences of hate victimization and harassment were similar cross-nationally (Finland, United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom) and that those who were personally harassed online also reported high SNS activity.

Journal Article 2: Campos-Castillo, C. (2014). Revisiting the first-level digital divide in the United States: Gender and race/ethnicity patterns, 2007–2012. Social Science Computer Review33(4), 423–439.

Abstract: With the narrowing of Internet access divide, researchers have focused on Internet usage, taking for granted access issues. However, questions remain regarding who has Internet access in the United States. Through the analysis of nationally representative data, it was found that women are more likely to report having Internet access than men. Blacks and Latinos are equally likely to report having Internet access, and both groups are less likely to report having Internet access than Whites. Finally, Black men exhibited the greatest increase in access.

Journal Article 3: de Bruijn, M. (2014). Connecting in mobile communities: An African case study. Media, Culture & Society36(3), 319–335.

Abstract: This article explores how the development of connecting technology has changed the social dynamics of African mobile communities and focuses on the changes in (old and new) social hierarchies that are related to possibilities of accessing mobility and connecting technologies. It is based on a qualitative case study of a mobile community in Africa, which is part of the Mobile Africa Revisited programme that is investigating the relationship between new ICTs, mobility, marginality and social hierarchies.