Course Readings

Theoretical Readings: Stuart Hall, On Representation

Erving Goffman’s Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

Herbert J. Gans. Symbolic ethnicity: The future of ethnic groups and
cultures in America

José van Dijck -- ‘You have one identity’:performing the self on Facebook and LinkedIn 

Zizi Papacharissi Without You I'm Nothing: Performances of Self on Twitter.

Jill Walker Rettberg: Seeing Ourselves Through Technology

Where the Teens are:

Andrew Watts. Teenagers View on Social Media: Written by an Actual Teen. 

Race and Segregation: 

danah boyd. White Flight

Robert P. Jones. Self-Segregation: Why It's So Hard for Whites to Understand Ferguson

Sherri Grasmuck, Jason Martin, Shanyang Zhao Ethno-Racial Identity Displays on Facebook


Megan Garber: Mars and Venus Online: How the Genders Differ in Their Use of Social Networks

Mary L. Gray, Negotiating Identities/Queering Desires: Coming Out Online and the Remediation of the Coming-Out Story

Jobs and Opportunities:

Steve McDonald, Nan Lin, Dan Ao, Networks of Opportunity: Gender, Race, and Job Leads

The Tracked Self:
John Cheney-Lippold A NewAlgorithmic Identity: Soft Biopolitics and the Modulation of Control

Compulsory Happiness:

Eric Meyer, Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty
Jenny Davis, Facebook's Structure of Compulsory Happiness

Erin Ryan, Facebook Braggers are the Least Secure in Their Relationships.

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