Natasha Whiteman Publications


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Conference Papers

  • ‘Proudly Presenting Patrick Ta”: Celebrity, Liminality and Cult Beauty, to be presented at Celebrity Studies Conference 2020, Winchester University, 18-20 June 2020.
  • ‘The Problem with Progress: Towards an Ethics of Rupture,’ CAMEo Conference 2019: Re-futuring Creative Economies, University of Leicester, with Russell Dudley-Smith, 6th September 2019.
  • ‘Towards an Ethics of Rupture: Diagrams as Technique in Social Research’ European Sociological Association 2019 conference, University of Manchester, with Russell Dudley-Smith, 23rd August 2019.
  • ‘Diagrams of Bodily Inscription: Relational Spaces in the Sociological Description of Sport’ European Sociological Association 2019 conference, University of Manchester, with Russell Dudley-Smith, 21st August, 2019.

  • 'Mermaids or Princesses? Say Yes to the Dress, repetition, redundancy and the space for care” with Professor Helen Wood, University of Leicester, CAMEo Conference 2018, 12th-14th September 2018
  • ‘Caring and Not Caring in Accounts of Cultural Work’ Paper presented at Care in the Media and Cultural Industries, CAMEo Conference 2018, 12th-14th September 2018.
  • ‘Intimate’ Ethics and Imagined Subjects in the Study of Female Fandoms Online. Presented as part of the panel: “Networked Niceness: Gendered Affective Publics and Potentialities of Political Resistance” (with Harvey, Alison; Bain, Jessica; Rambukkana, Nathan), AOIR Conference, University of Tartu, Estonia, 18-21st October 2017.
  • “Everything must go? Troubling investments in the study of a ‘closing-down sale.’ Paper presented at Mediating Cultural Work: Texts, Objects and Politics, University of Leicester, 6-8 September 2017.
  • “Beyond Neoliberal and Compassionate Ethics: A Manifesto for Alienation in Relation to Ethical Authority,” International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, May 18-21, 2016.
  • “From Classificatory to Relational Spaces in Social Research” 2016 British Sociological Association Conference, Aston University, 6-8 April 2016 (with Russell Dudley-Smith). Stream: Methodological Innovations.
  • “The Ethical Subjectivity of Audiences: Contiguity and Codification in Accounts of Media Consumption”, III International Conference on Media Ethics, University of Seville, 25-26 March 2015.
  • Panellist: E-safety and digital ethics, Media & Learning Brussels 2013 Conference, 12-13 December 2013.
  • “Fans, Obsolescence and In/Security: ‘The Return’ of the Commodore Amiga,” Fan Studies Network Symposium, University of East Anglia, 30 November 2013.
  • “Identity and In/Security in the Production of Ethical Stances,” 5th Psychosocial Studies Network Conference: “Knowing and Not Knowing: Thinking psychosocially about learning and resistance to learning,” Institute of Education, University of London, 17th-18th December 2012.
  • “'Identity, Authority and Unease: Examining the articulation of ethical positions in accounts of new media use/research.'” 2nd International Symposium on Digital Ethics, Centre for Digital Ethics and Policy, Loyola University, Chicago, 29th October 2012.
  • “Digital Dunces?: Exploring accounts of incompetence and uncertainty in new media use” paper presented at Transforming Audiences 3, University of Westminster, September 2011.
  • “Streaming, Sharing: the ethical manoeuvring of media consumers online” paper presented at the British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2011: 60 Years of Sociology, London School of Economics, 7 April 2011.
  • “Ethics, Audiences and the Internet: Exploring accounts of contemporary viewing habits in online/offline domains” paper presented at The Big Screen vs. The Small Screen, Canterbury Christ Church University, 16 February 2011.
  • “Pirates or Crusaders – File-sharing as moral issue?” paper presented at Moral Panics in the Contemporary World conference, Brunel University. 10-12 December 2010.
  • “Articulations of acclaim: an exploration of critics’ and academics’ responses to The Wire” presented at The Wire as Social Science Fiction, ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, University of Manchester, Leeds Town Hall, 26-27 November 2009.
  • “’Watching’ Battlestar Galactica” paper presented at IDeoGRAMS symposium 2009, University of Leicester, 16 September 2009.
  • “Communities in Crisis: The de/stabilisation of online fan cultures” presented at the Association of Internet Researchers Conference: I.R. 9.0: Re-thinking communities, Re-thinking place, Copenhagen, Oct 2008.
  • “The Ethics of Avatars and Academics: Exploring the ethics of the researcher/researched” presented at the British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2008:  Social Worlds, Natural Worlds, University of Warwick, 29 Mar 2008.
  • "Ethical Decision-Making in Facebook Research" presented at Poke 1.0: A Facebook Social Research Symposium, London Knowledge Lab, University of London, 16 Nov 2007.
  • “Online Fandom and the Silent Hill Series,” presented at Computer Game Analysis, Film Theory and the Future of Screen Studies, London University Screen Studies Group, Institute of Education, 9 Nov 2007.
  • “SH was born with the gamers”: The fixing and destabilising of identity in fan responses to Silent Hill the film presented at Transforming Audiences: Identity, Creativity, Everyday Life, University of Westminster, 6 Sept 2007.
  • “Genre, "Quality Television" and the Sci-Fi Network: The case of Battlestar Galactica” presented at BSG 2007: The Politics, Poetics and Philosophy of Battlestar Galactica, Bucks New University, 28 Jul 2007
  • “Control and Contingency: The Methodological Implications of the Hacking of Silent Hill Heaven,” presented at Computer Games: Learning, Meaning and Method, Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, 26 January 2006.
  • “Crossing and Toeing the Line Online: The negotiation of legitimate identities in two online fan communities,” presented at Technology, Performance & Identity: Mediation, Remediation and the Politics of Self, Bucks New University, 28 Apr 2006.
  • “Silent Hill is Suppost to be Silent Hill”: The Modality of Nostalgia in Postings to Two Online Fan Communities, paper presented at the Doctoral School Summer Conference, Institute of Education, University of London, 25th June 2005.
  • From ‘Release Date Query’ to ‘How Do You Kill Those Floating Souls?’: Pedagogy @, paper presented at CAL’05 Virtual Learning?, University of Bristol, 4th April 2005.
  • “Homesick for Silent Hill: Fans’ negotiation of textual identity in responses to Silent Hill 4: The Room,” presented at ‘Playing the Past: Nostalgia in Video Games and Electronic Literature,’ University of Florida, Gainesville FL,19  Mar 2005.
  • “Ethnography in the Surf” presented at the Doctoral School Summer Conference, Institute of Education, University of London, June 2004.
  • ‘“You in Love With Josh?” Literacy Practices in Online Fan Environments,” Paper presented at the Doctoral School Summer Conference, Institute of Education, University of London, June 2003.

Book Reviews

N. Whiteman (2010) “Media and Communication Technologies: A Critical Introduction”, Viewfinder: Moving Image and Sound, Knowledge and access, The Journal of the British Universities Film & Video Council, No. 78, p 29.


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