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2015 - SRCD Biennial Meeting Words: 491 words || 
1. Li, Yan., Long, Yunyi. and Zhou, Hui. "Parental Popularity Goal Set for Adolescents: Associations with Adolescents’ Popularity Goal, Behaviors, and Popularity" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SRCD Biennial Meeting, Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, <Not Available>. 2019-01-21 <>
Publication Type: Presentation
Abstract: Social goals are important to adolescents’ behavioral development, peer relations, and social-emotional adjustment (Lochman, Wayland, & White, 1993; Ojanen & Nostrand, 2014). As adolescents pay increasing attention to their social standing, they become highly motivated to pursue higher popularity ( Rubin, Bukowski, & Parker, 2006). Recent studies have explored adolescents’ social goals particularly pertinent to popularity showing that popularity goal is related to adolescents’ behaviors and peer status (Dawes & Xie, 2013; Li & Wright, 2014). Despite these research advances, the current literature lacks critical information regarding the processes that may influence adolescents’ formation of popularity goal. Parents are adolescents’ important socialization agents and may influence adolescents’ goal setting in peer interactions. Utilizing a longitudinal design, this study examines how parents’ popularity goal set for their adolescents is linked to adolescents’ own popularity goal, behaviors, and popularity status.

Participants were 449 adolescents (250 girls) from 7th and 8th grades of one public middle school in China and 214 (151 mothers, 59 fathers, and 4 other guardians) parents of those adolescents. Among those 449 adolescents, 387 of them participated in the study again six months later. At both time points, adolescents’ popularity goal was measured by the six-item Popularity Goal measure (Li & Wright, 2014; e.g., “I want to be more popular among my peers”.) At Time 1 (T1), both parents’ popularity goal for children and adolescents’ perceptions of parental popularity goal were assessed by the items adapted from the Popularity Goal measure (e.g., “I want my child/my parents want me to be more popular among his/her/my peers”). Adolescents’ popularity status at Time 1 and Time 2 (T2) was assessed using popularity/unpopularity nominations. Additionally, adolescents’ overt aggression, relational aggression, and prosocial behavior were assessed by both self-reports and peer nominations at both time points.
The correlation results (see Table 1) showed that that parental popularity goal set for adolescents at T1 was positively related to adolescents’ perceived parental popularity goal at T1 and adolescents’ popularity goal at T2. Adolescents’ perceived parental popularity goal at T1 was also positively related to adolescents’ popularity goals at both time points. Furthermore, adolescents’ T1 popularity goal was positively correlated with their popularity status at both time points as well as peer-nominated relational aggression and self-reported prosocial behavior at both time points. Parental popularity goal was also linked to adolescents’ T1 peer-nominated overt aggression and T2 self-reported prosocial behavior. Additionally, some preliminary regression results showed that T1 parental popularity goal for adolescents significantly predicted T2 adolescents’ popularity goal after controlling for their T1 popularity goal (β = .26, p < .01; R2 = .28, p < .01). These preliminary results demonstrate links between parental goal set for their children’s popularity and adolescents’ own goal setting as well as behavioral and popularity outcomes. More advanced analyses testing hypotheses for the present study will be conducted and reported. Findings of this study will enhance our understanding of the processes informing the formation of adolescents’ popularity goal and their peer interactions.

2011 - International Communication Association Pages: unavailable || Words: 7516 words || 
2. Ryalls, Emily. "“Beautiful, Popular, Loved, Feared” : A Genealogy of Popular Girls in Popular Culture" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, TBA, Boston, MA, May 25, 2011 Online <PDF>. 2019-01-21 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The “truth” about “mean girls” who bully has become an accepted fact in U.S. society today. In order to uncover how we have arrived to contemporary ideas about mean girls, this paper attempts a genealogy of girlhood. Foucault conceives of genealogy as a method to trace the development of society through knowledge and discourse. A genealogy provides access to ideas we tend to feel are without history, such as ideas about girls who are mean. This paper examines the constitution of girlhood and popularity through three girlhood discourses – Reviving Ophelia, Girl Power, and Mean Girl. Because popularity in films is typically coded White, middle to upper class, and heterosexual, in order to access contemporary societal concern about girls and popularity, this genealogy is of troubled White middle to upper-class heterosexual popular girls. This paper illuminates how regressive the mean girl images are, dismissing the necessity for girls’ empowerment, and retreating to historically dominant expectations of femininity.

2008 - International Communication Association Pages: 28 pages || Words: 8101 words || 
3. Tew, Chad. "Most Popular News: The Selection of Most Popular Online News Content With Interactive Story Tools" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, TBA, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 21, 2008 Online <PDF>. 2019-01-21 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Explores the online selection of new stories by an audience who is able to view, email, or recommend content, all common forms of interactive story tools available on news sites. Online news selection differs from print or broadcast. Yahoo! News presents readers with the editors’ selection. Individual readers then use story tools to make their own decisions and their preferred story tool. The aggregate results of most popular stories in each interactive category are then displayed for audiences. This article examines factors that can distinguish top-rated emailed from top-rated recommended stories looking for trends in news selection. This study shows that news selection shifts from gatekeepers to audiences. Trends that show differences among online and other media and also among story tools build the case for a more complex understanding of news selection that involves audiences.

2009 - ISA - ABRI JOINT INTERNATIONAL MEETING Words: 424 words || 
4. Corrêa, Moema. "Environmental Conflicts and Popular Ecologism in Times of Globalization - Conflitos ambientais e o ecologismo popular em tempos de globalização" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA - ABRI JOINT INTERNATIONAL MEETING, Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro Campus (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 22, 2009 <Not Available>. 2019-01-21 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Abstract

This paper analyses global dynamics that foster environmental conflicts all over the world, especially in developing and underdeveloped countries. In this effort, dialectics between “local” and “global” are examined. Contemporary globalization is placed in a wide framework that brings to the fore the coloniality of power still at work in intra-, trans- and international relations. In this context, growing large-scale production not only meets the needs of population growth, but also of a globalizing consumer culture, which results in a rapid expansion of environmental degradation, with subaltern groups bearing the heaviest impacts on their livelihoods. Hence, there is a systemic rise in environmental conflicts, while transnational capital, having the power to move to new places, is always in an advantageous position. A resistance to such prevailing dynamics, “popular ecologism” comprises a variety of struggles for environmental justice, in defense of survival and values. In the face of polluting enterprises oriented towards global markets, these social movements claim that local people have the right to define the terms and conditions of “development” promoted by transnational corporations, states, international organizations and global governance agencies. Finally, this paper explores the way these movements – by means of transnational processes – eventually achieve national, regional and world notoriety.


O objetivo deste trabalho é abordar, primeiramente, dinâmicas globais responsáveis pela proliferação de conflitos ambientais ao redor do mundo, especialmente nos países “em desenvolvimento” ou “subdesenvolvidos”. Neste esforço, explora-se a dialética entre “local” e “global”. A partir do entendimento da globalização contemporânea em um quadro temporal e teórico amplo, acentua-se a persistência da colonialidade do poder nas relações internacionais, transnacionais e intranacionais. Neste contexto, a crescente produção de mercadorias em larga escala atende não só ao aumento da população mundial, como também a uma cultura consumista que se globaliza, e implica a acelerada expansão das fronteiras da degradação ambiental, com impactos mais graves sobre grupos subalternos. Conseqüentemente, há um aumento sistêmico dos conflitos ambientais, nos quais o capital transnacional tem como grande vantagem o poder de se relocalizar. O “ecologismo popular” – uma resistência às dinâmicas dominantes apontadas – compreende uma variedade de lutas por justiça ambiental, em defesa da sobrevivência e de valores. Diante da localização de empreendimentos poluentes voltados ao mercado global, tais movimentos sociais reivindicam o papel político do “local” na definição dos termos e condições deste “desenvolvimento” promovido por empresas transnacionais, Estados nacionais, organizações internacionais e agências da governança global. Por fim, o presente trabalho explora como essas resistências se articulam cada vez mais em processos transnacionais, pelos quais obtêm, eventualmente, projeção nacional, regional e mundial.

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