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David MArditi

Name

[David Michael Arditi]
  • Associate Professor of Sociology

Education

    • 2012 PhD in Cultural Studies
      George Mason University, 2012
    • 2007 MA in Political Science
      Virginia Polytech Inst St U, 2007
    • 2005 BA in Political Science
      Virginia Polytech Institute & State University, 2005
      (Supparea: Sociology | Distinction: Cum laude)

Memberships

    • 2010 to Present American Sociological Association
      ASA Culture Section, Theory Section
    • 2010 to Present American Studies Association
    • 2010 to Present Cultural Studies Association
    • 2010 to Present International Association for the Study of Popular Music
    • 2010 to Present Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association
    • 2010 to Present Southwest Social Science Association

Awards and Honors

    • Jan  2012 Dissertation Completion Fellowship sponsored by College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University
    • Dec  2011 Dean's Challenge Scholarship sponsored by College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University
    • Dec  2009 Student Leadership Award sponsored by George Mason University
    • Jan  2006 Graduate Congressional Fellowship sponsored by Virginia Tech
    • Dec  2001 Chesapeake Corporation Foundation Scholarship sponsored by Chesapeake Corporation Foundation

Publications

      Book In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted
      • The Ideology of Getting Signed
        [Arditi, DavidMichael].

      Manuscript In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted
      • The Global Music Report: Selling a narrative of decline
        [Arditi, DavidMichael].

      Book Chapter 2018
      • MusicDetour: Building a digital humanities archive
        [Arditi, DavidMichael, Levenberg, Lewis , Rheams, David, Neilson, Tai].

      Journal Article 2018
      Book Chapter 2016
      • Disturbing Production: The Effects of Digital Music Production on Music Studios
        [Arditi, DavidMichael, Hracs, Brian J. , Seman, Michael , Virani, Tarek E.]. 25-40 [.] New York, NY: "Routledge".
      2016
      • Virtual Jam: A Critical Analysis of Virtual Music Game Environments
        [Arditi, DavidMichael, Austin, Michael ]. 177-194 [.] New York, NY: "Bloomsbury Academic".

      Journal Article 2016
      Book 2014
      • iTake-Over: The Recording Industry in the Digital Era
        [Arditi, DavidMichael]. Lanham, Maryland: "Rowman & Littlefield Publishers".

      Journal Article 2014
      • Digital Downsizing: The Effects of Digital Music Production on Labor
        [Arditi, DavidMichael]. 26(4), 503-520 [.]
      2014
      • Downloading Is Killing Music: The Recording Industry’s Piracy Panic Narrative
        [Arditi, DavidMichael, Sarafian , V. , Findley, R. ]. 63(1), 13-32 [.]
      2014
      • iTunes: Breaking Barriers and Building Walls
        [Arditi, DavidMichael]. 37(4), 408-424 [.]

      Book Chapter 2011
      • Disciplining the Consumer: File-Sharers under the Watchful Eye of the Music Industry
        [Arditi, DavidMichael, Fuchs, Christian, Boersma, Kees , Albrechtslund, Anders , Sandoval, Marisol ].(1), 170-186 [.] New York, NY: "Routledge".

      Monograph 2007
      • Criminalizing Independent Music: The Recording Industry Association of America’s Advancement of Dominant Ideology
        [Arditi, DavidMichael]. "VDM Verlag".

Presentations

    • April  2019
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Musical Showcase as Confidence Game", Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, GA. (April 12, 2019).
    • March  2019
      Arditi, DavidMichael (Author & Presenter), "Corporate Hegemony on Digital Technology", Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA. (March 16, 2019).
    • August  2018
      Arditi, DavidM (Presenter), "Record Contracts: Ideology in Action", American Sociological Association, Philadelphia. (August 14, 2018).
    • August  2018
      Arditi, DavidM (Author & Presenter), "We’re Getting the Band Back Together: Strained Solidarity in Bands", American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA. (August 13, 2018).
    • May  2018
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Digital Hegemony: Net Neutrality, The Value Gap, and Corporate Interests", Texas A&M, Department of Communication, Texas A&M, College Station, Texas. (May 2, 2018).
    • April  2018
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "The Voice: Articulating and Perpetuating Ideology", Nashville, TN . (April , 2018).
    • February  2018
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "The Digital Dialectic", Baltimore, MD . (February , 2018).
    • August  2017
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Music Everywhere: Setting a Digital Music Trap", Montreal, Canada . (August , 2017).
    • April  2017
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "We’re Getting the Band Back Together: Social Cohesion and Solidarity in Bands", Austin, TX. (April , 2017).
    • August  2016
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Digital Subscriptions: The Unending Consumption of Music in the Digital Era", Seattle, WA . (August , 2016).
    • June  2016
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Policing Piracy: The Piracy Panic Narrative from Napster to Spotify", Philadelphia, PA . (June , 2016).
    • August  2015
      Arditi, DavidMichael (Panelist), "Interdisciplinary Research", UT Arlington, Arlington, TX. (August 19, 2015).
    • February  2015
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "From Napster to Beats Music: The Appropriation of Oppositional Distribution Networks", Louisville, KY. (February , 2015).
    • February  2015
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Video Games in the Digital Music Trap", Fort Worth, TX. (February , 2015).
    • October  2014
      Arditi, DavidMichael (Author & Presenter), "What is Social Justice?", UT Arlington, Arlington, TX. (October 18, 2014).
    • May  2014
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Music Users", Salt Lake City, UT . (May , 2014).
    • February  2014
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Digital Gatekeepers", Albuquerque, NM . (February , 2014).
    • May  2013
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Digital Downsizing", Chicago, IL . (May , 2013).
    • March  2013
      Arditi, DavidMichael (Author & Presenter), "Would Adorno Download Music?", UT Arlington, Arlington, TX. (March 20, 2013).
    • April  2011
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Internet Media Policy and Hegemony", Fairfax, VA . (April , 2011).
    • April  2010
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Disciplining the Consumer: File-Sharers under the Watchful Eye of the Music Industry", London, UK . (April , 2010).
    • April  2009
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Bush’s FCC: Favoring the Recording Industry over Musicians", Fairfax, VA . (April , 2009).
    • August  2004
      Arditi, DavidMichael, "Rastafari’s Conflict with and Co-optation by Babylon", Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA . (August , 2004).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Nathan Baggett, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Present
      Dianne Reaux, (Sociology and Anthropology)
      Master's Non-Thesis Member
    • Present
      Angela Barajas, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2018
      Megan Routh, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • 2017
      Jason Fanning, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • 2015
      Dian Nostikasari, (Urban and Public Affairs)
    • 2013
      Charles Alexander, (Interdisciplinary Studies)
    • 2013
      Lauren Almand, (Interdisciplinary Studies)
    • 2013
      Matthew Clemmons, (Interdisciplinary Studies)
    • 2013
      Christine Fougerousse, (Urban and Public Affairs)
    • 2013
      Duchess Humphrey, (Urban and Public Affairs)

Courses

      • SOCI 5392-011 CONFERENCE COURSE IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106775)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCI 1310-002 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606 | Xlist Coursepre: INTS 1310 | Xlist Coursenum: 001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5341-001 SEM IN THEORY & RESRCH METHODS
        (Topic: Media, Culture & Society | Course Id: 106759)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 1310-700 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2018
      • INTS 4388-001 INTS SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Course Id: 110840)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 3372-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106685)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5301-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106722)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5698-011 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • INTS 1310-001 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112233 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCI | Xlist Coursenum: 1310)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 1310-001 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606 | Xlist Coursepre: INTS | Xlist Coursenum: 1310)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • INTS 1310-001 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112233)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • INTS 1310-002 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112233)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 1310-001 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 1310-002 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • INTS 4391-001 INTS SENIOR SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 107179)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 3380-001 SCI & TECH IN SOCIETY
        (Course Id: 112718)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • INTS 4388-001 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTS
        (Course Id: 110840)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5698-011 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5392-011 CONFERENCE COURSE IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106775)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • INTS 3320-001 SOCIAL JUSTICE THEORY
        (Course Id: 112141)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 3372-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106685)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 5698-011 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 3380-001 SCI & TECH IN SOCIETY
        (Course Id: 112718)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2017
      • INTS 4388-001 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTS
        (Topic: Science and Technology in Soci | Course Id: 110840)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2017
      • INTS 1310-001 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112233)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 1310-001 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 5341-002 SEM IN THEORY & RESRCH METHODS
        (Topic: Cultural Sociology | Course Id: 106759)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • INTS 4388-001 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTS
        (Topic: Big Data,Social Media&Society | Course Id: 110840)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2017
      • SOCI 5398-011 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106777)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 3360-002 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: Big Data, Social Media, Societ | Course Id: 112717)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2017
      • SOCI 4365-003 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: Cultural Sociology | Course Id: 106713)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 4391-011 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 106717)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • INTS 3320-001 SOCIAL JUSTICE THEORY
        (Course Id: 112141)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SOCI 3372-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106685)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SOCI 5301-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106722)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • INTS 2301-001 FOUNDATIONS
        (Course Id: 107177)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2016
      • INTS 1310-001 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112233)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2016
      • SOCI 1310-001 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2016
      • INTS 1310-001 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112233)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • INTS 4388-001 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTS
        (Topic: Science & Tech in Society | Course Id: 110840)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2016
      • SOCI 4365-001 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: Social Media Revolution | Course Id: 106713)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2016
      • SOCI 4365-003 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: Science & Tech in Society | Course Id: 106713)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • INTS 4301-001 INTS RESEARCH PROCESS
        (Course Id: 107178)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • INTS 4388-001 SPECIAL TOPICS IN IDS
        (Topic: Science & Technology in Societ | Course Id: 110840)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • SOCI 4365-001 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: Science & Technology in Societ | Course Id: 106713)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • INTS 1310-001 INTRO TO POPULAR POP CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112233)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • INTS 4301-001 INTS RESEARCH PROCESS
        (Course Id: 107178)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2015
      • INTS 3320-002 SOCIAL JUSTICE THEORY
        (Course Id: 112141)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • INTS 3320-003 SOCIAL JUSTICE THEORY
        (Course Id: 112141)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • INTS 4388-001 SPECIAL TOPICS IN IDS
        (Topic: Social Media Revolution | Course Id: 110840)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2015
      • INTS 1310-001 INTRO TO POPULAR POP CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112233)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • INTS 3320-001 SOCIAL JUSTICE THEORY
        (Course Id: 112141)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • INTS 3320-001 HIST OF INTS IDEAS
        (Course Id: 112141)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2014
      • INTS 3320-001 HIST OF INTS IDEAS
        (Course Id: 112141)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • INTS 3320-002 HIST OF INTS IDEAS
        (Course Id: 112141)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • INTS 4301-002 INTS RESEARCH PROCESS
        (Course Id: 107178)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • INTS 4388-002 SPECIAL TOPICS IN IDS
        (Topic: Pop Culture | Course Id: 110840)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • INTS 4388-004 SPECIAL TOPICS IN IDS
        (Topic: Social Media Revolution | Course Id: 110840)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2014
      • INTS 3320-001 HIST OF INTS IDEAS
        (Course Id: 112141)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • INTS 4391-004 INTERDISCIPLINARY CAPSTONE
        (Course Id: 107179)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • INTS 4395-003 INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110944)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • INTS 4301-002 INTS RESEARCH PROCESS
        (Course Id: 107178)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • INTS 4388-002 SPECIAL TOPICS IN IDS
        (Topic: History of INTS Ideas | Course Id: 110840)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • INTS 4395-003 INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110944)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • INTS 4388-001 SPC TOP INTERDISCIPLINARY STDY
        (Topic: Popular Music Studies | Course Id: 110840)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2013
      • INTS 4396-020 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 111948)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • INTS 4395-002 INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110944)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • INTS 4301-001 INTS RESEARCH PROCESS
        (Course Id: 107178)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • INTS 4301-003 INTS RESEARCH PROCESS
        (Course Id: 107178)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • INTS 4301-001 INTS RESEARCH PROCESS
        (Course Id: 107178)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • INTS 4301-003 INTS RESEARCH PROCESS
        (Course Id: 107178)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012

Service to the University

    • Jan 2019 to  Present Committee Chair
      Sociology Recruitment Committee
      -Call meetings -Administer meetings -Liaise with Department Chair -Create flyers -Facilitate brainstorming via email
    • Jan 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
      -Enter course and catalog changes in Course Leaf -Read and edit courses entered by others in the workflow -Read all course and catalog changes at the university -Discuss course and catalog changes at the meetings
    • Nov 2018 to  Present Committee Chair
      Curriculum Subcomittee of the Interdisciplinary Studies Steering Committee
      -Develop Curriculum -Refer it to the sub-committee -Explain curriculum to Steering Committee -Enter curriculum in catalog
    • Oct 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Interdisciplinary Studies Steering Committee
    • Sept 2017 to  Present Member
      Undergraduate Assembly
    • 2017 to  Present Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Research Committee
    • 2017 to  Present Chairperson
      Research Committee
    • 2017 to  Present Committee Member
      Research Committee
    • 2017 to  Present Chairperson
      Scholarship and Student Awards Committee
    • Apr 2016 to  Present Director
      Center for Theory
    • 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      Graduate Studies Committee
    • 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      Recruitment committee
    • 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      Scholarship and Student Awards Committee
    • 2013 to  Present Committee Member
      Core Curriculum Steering Committee
    • Past to  Mar 2018 Judge
      Spotlight Student Research Forum
    • Mar 2018 to  Mar 2018 Judge
      Spotlight Student Research Forum
    • 2016 to  2017 Committee Member
      Academic Studies Committee
    • 2014 to  2015 Committee Member
      Undergraduate Assembly
    • 2012 to  2015 Committee Member
      Interdisciplinary Studies Curriculum Committee
    • 2012 to  2014 Committee Member
      Committe on Undergraduate Curriculum
    • 2012 to  2014 Committee Chair
      Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
    • 2012 to  2013 Committee Member
      Faculty Annual Review Committee
    • 2012 to  2013 Committee Member
      Interdisciplinary Studies Director Search Committee
    • 2010 to  2011 Graduate Student Representative
      Board of Visitors
      George Mason University
    • 2010 to  2011 Committee Member
      Music of the America's Working Group
    • Past to  2010 Committee Member
      Fenwick Library Expansion Steering Committee
      George Mason University
    • 2009 to  2010 Committee Member
      President/Provost Student Advisory Council
      George Mason University
    • 2009 to  2010 Committee Member
      Student Space and Services Advisory Committee
      George Mason University
    • 2008 to  2010 President
      Graduate and Professional Student Association
      George Mason University
    • 2008 to  2010 Chairperson
      Student Organizing Committee - Cultural Studies Program
      George Mason University
    • Past to  2008 Committee Member
      Mason Votes
      George Mason University

Service to the Profession

    • Sept 2018 to  Present
      Editor, Journal Editor (Arlington, TX, US)
      Fast Capitalism
    • 2013 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Fast Capitalism
    • 2013 to  Present
      Board of Advisors
      Punctum Records
    • 2010 to  Present
      Reviewer of Book Proposals and Monographs
      Bloomsbury
    • 2010 to  Present
      Occasional Peer Reviewer
      Critical Sociology
    • 2010 to  Present
      Occasional Peer Reviewer
      Fast Capitalism
    • 2010 to  Present
      Occasional Peer Reviewer
      New Media and Society
    • 2010 to  Present
      Occasional Peer Reviewer
      Popular Music and Society
    • 2010 to  Present
      Reviewer of Book Proposals and Monographs
      Routledge
    • 2010 to  Present
      Reviewer of Book Proposals and Monographs
      SAGE
    • Aug 2015 to  Aug 2018
      Editor, Associate Editor (Arlington, TX, US)
      Fast Capitalism
    • Jan 2018 to  June 2018
      Member
      Lifetime Achievement Award Committee, Marxist Section, American Sociological Assocation
    • Jan 2018 to  Mar 2018
      Member
      Nomination Committee, Marxist Section of the American Sociology Association