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University of Southern California Abstract. Transforming the Ties that Bind is an on-going research project focusing on the social transformation of Los Angeles under the impact of new communication technology.
This paper outlines a research design specifically constructed to maintain the integrity of community residential areas so that community dynamics may be observed. The project seeks to capture the communication infrastructure built in the interpersonal, traditional and community media, and Internet channels that contribute to or detract from belonging to urban spaces.
This approach affords a communication perspective on how cultural and social forms change in conjunction with technological change. The main research questions are: What is the state of community in Los Angeles -- this prototypical 21st-century city where profound ethnic segregation by residential area is the rule?
What are the boundaries of subjective sense of belonging -- neighborhoods confined to several streets, residential areas of several square miles, or larger areas e. What combination of communication flows interpersonal, traditional media, community media, and Internet media is most strongly associated with community cohesion or community fragmentation?
When and why does cross-residential-area contact occur, and does it promote "ties that bind? Do "cyber-communities" and their "high digital" actors contribute to or detract from communities of place?
Transforming the Ties that Bind Los Angeles used to be called a collection of cities in search of a center, but it is even more diverse and challenging than that metaphor would suggest. Many of these communities have their own media, and many if not most use and respond somewhat differently to various modes of communication.
A central goal of the "Metamorphosis: Transforming the Ties that Bind" Project is to articulate and empirically unveil the communication infrastructures of these diverse residential areas in Los Angeles.
Our premise is that communication resources Ball-Rokeach et al. Belonging communities are constructed through communication and can be destroyed through communication.
This may not seem surprising, but the communication infrastructure of community is neither well understood, nor well documented.
A communication infrastructure consists of the everyday conversations and stories that people, media, and grassroots organizations create and disseminate, and the resources of residential areas that promote communication between residents e.
As an entrepreneur has to rely upon access to the financial and technical features of an economic infrastructure to build a successful business, the individual citizen or family has to have access to a supportive communication infrastructure to build their sense and reality of belonging.
The vast landscape of communication flows produced by people talking with one another, media producing stories, and local organizations bringing people together, are the milieu of daily life.
If this milieu is noxious or insubstantial, belonging communities cannot form or be sustained. If it is pregnant with "imagined community" Anderson, then there is an infrastructure that people can use to build belonging relationships.
In its examination of community transformation, the communication infrastructure perspective draws upon the analytical strengths of many fields of inquiry. We seek to join all of these concerns through grounded analysis of communication flows.
While the macroanalyst seeks to understand global and regional formations, and the microanalyst seeks to understand how individuals are adjusting to massive change, we seek to tap both perspectives by locating individuals within the expanding environment where communities of place face the disruptions and opportunities of cyberspace.
Whereas many scholars are studying either high-tech or low-tech communication forms, we seek to connect these by looking at how people and communities integrate new and traditional media into social life.
We see communities as being composed of individuals, family units, and neighborhoods that cohere to varying degrees around issues of place, ethnicity, interests, culture, and organization.
We view communities as more than a sum of aggregated individuals, and treat residential areas as meaningful parts to a larger city, regional, or other system. This research program addresses community dynamics through the communication mechanisms that afford coherence and interaction within and between the residential areas that compose Los Angeles.
We chose an integrative methodology, rather than an aggregate individual level of analysis, because this approach allows us to look at community cohesion, dynamics, and variations that are embedded in history.
Through our research, we seek to contribute to a larger social dialogue about communication, technology and community by addressing such questions as: What is the state of community in Los Angeles, on of the prototypical 21st century community? Is it possible to have community without sharing a common place?
Do contemporary visions of the community transformation potential of the Internet show the same kind of predictive error? To what extent are Internet technologies being employed to maintain and enrich families or neighborhoods Romney,or urban community Ball-Rokeach et al.Enabling Connections Without Compromising Control.
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