New Article: “Transgender Possibilities and the Cisgendering of Family among Cisgender Women” by J. E Sumerau & Giuseppina Valle Holway #SSSI #Sociology @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.573

J. E Sumerau & Giuseppina Valle Holway’s article has addressed the questions of “how do cisgender people construct familial expectations, and what consequences do these actions have for the reproduction of inequality?”

In this article, the authors examine these questions through in-depth interviews with cisgender college-aged women to understand how the participants construct familial ideals predicated upon cisgender norms and assumptions.


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Review of Anne Warfield Rawls’ book “Harold Garfinkel: Parsons’ Primer” by Nozomi Ikeya #SSSI #Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.571

We have published Nozomi Ikeya’s review of Anne Warfield Rawls’ book “Harold Garfinkel: Parsons’ Primer.” This edited collection comprises of papers elaborating Parsons’ works and their conversations with ethnomethodology. It also includes Parsons’ correspondences with Garfinkel and his colleagues, as well as correspondences between Garfinkel and his students.

Garfinkel for instance “describes Parsons’ work in great detail, going on to say that “one of many available solutions to the problem of social order, is an exceptional solution in its originality, rigor, scope, and usefulness. But because Parsons is so difficult to read his work has been used less and criticized more than it deserves” (p. 111).”

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Review of Robert Owen Gardner’s book “The Portable Community: Place and Displacement in Bluegrass Festival Life” by Lee Robert Blackstone #SSSI #Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.572

We have published Lee Robert Blackstone’s review of Robert Owen Gardner’ book “The Portable Community: Place and Displacement in Bluegrass Festival Life by Robert Owen Gardner” recently.

In this book Gardner offers the concept of “portable community” and builds on Goffman’s notion of “public backstage” to describes how the bluegrass fans perform and enact a sense of self in the annual festival space.

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New Article: ““I don’t say that I’m a who’s who”: Negotiating Identity through Humility Work” by SunAh M. Laybourn #SSSI #Sociology @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.569

SunAh M. Laybourn’s article has addressed the question of how the members of a group retain their identity while navigating the negative inferences when the strategies of reframing or imbuing identity are limited.

She introduces the “humility work” as a new form of identity talk “whereby individuals proactively avoid inauthentication of their identity, enact symbolic boundaries against other group members, and avoid the negative inferences of the identity by reframing their participation as an extension of their personal authenticity.”


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Review of Max Besbris book “Upsold: Real Estate Agents, Prices, and Neighborhood Inequality” by Scott Grills #sssi #economicsociology @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.568

We have just published Scott Grills’ review of Max Besbris’ book “Upsold: Real Estate Agents, Prices, and Neighborhood Inequality”. In this book Besbris examines real estate agents’ interactional work to achieve and sustain their authority in relation to clients and the market throughout the buying process.

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Review of R.J. Maratea’s book “Killing with Prejudice” by Jeffrey T. Ulmer #sssi #sociology @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.566

We have just published Jeffrey T. Ulmer’s review of R.J. Maratea’s book “Killing with Prejudice. Institutionalized Racism in American Capital Punishment” on Early view of Symbolic Interaction. Ulmer suggests that Maratea “critiques McClesky v. Kemp (481 US 287, [1987]), the U.S. Supreme case which provided simultaneously the greatest possibility and the greatest disappointment in the quest to challenge the death penalty on the basis of systematic racial disparity.”

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New Issue out: Symbolic Interaction (@sijournal), vol. 44/3 #sssi #sociology @sociologylens

ARTICLES

“It’s Not a Pattern of Behavior”: Proxy Deflection of Eviction Stigma by Community Care Providers

Garrett L. Grainger

  • Pages: 479-503
  • PDF

Performance of Agency in Real-Life Encounters: Turning Unequal Power and Structural Constraint into Collaboration

Nanna Mik-MeyerMark Haugaard

  • Pages: 504-532
  • PDF

Atrocity Stories and Access to Elite Universities: Chickens at the Station

Sam HillyardJonathan TummonsMadeleine Winnard

  • Pages: 533-554
  • PDF

Negotiating Medical Authority: Shared Decision-Making in the ICU

Jason Rodriquez

  • Pages: 555-575
  • PDF

The Feeling of Enlightenment: Managing Emotions through Yoga and Prayer

Erin F. Johnston

  • Pages: 576-602
  • PDF

Making Time: Pausing to Coordinate Video Instructions and Practical Tasks

Sylvaine TuncerOskar LindwallBarry Brown

  • Pages: 603-631

EDITOR’S INVITATION

Kathy Charmaz: Theory, Method, and Scholarly Identity

Jacqueline LowCaitlin Hyslop-Margison

  • Pages: 632-664
  • PDF

REVIEW ESSAY

Turtles All the Way, Up and Down: A Symbolic Interactionist’s Interpretation of How Microsocial Processes Inform Macrosocial Phenomena and Back

Robert Wade Kenny

  • Pages: 665-674
  • PDF

BOOK REVIEWS

Uncovering the Hidden (Yet Not So Hidden) Elements of Everyday Racism

Celeste Vaughan Curington

  • Pages: 675-678

Thorstein Veblen Goes to the Charreada (Mexican Rodeo)

Marie Sarita Gaytán

  • Pages: 679-681
  • PDF

Why Economic Management Models Do Not Foster Morals

Jonas Bååth

  • Pages: 682-684
  • PDF

Garfinkel at War: The Gulfport Field Study and Ethnomethodology

K. Neil Jenkings

  • Pages: 685-688
  • PDF

Manipulating Time Experience

Filip Vostal

  • Pages: 689-692
  • PDF

Always between Two Worlds: The Liminal Lives of Religious Exiters

David M. Merolla

  • Pages: 693-695
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Review of Jean-Michel Chapoulie’s “Chicago Sociology” by Jean-François Côté https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.565 #sssi #Chicago #history #sociology @sociologylens

In his excellent review of Jean-Michel Chapoulie’s book “Chicago Sociology” Jean-François Côté elaborates on the contribution the book makes to the history of sociology and the history of interactionism.

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Review of Wayne Brekhus’ book “The Sociology of Identity” by John C. Pruit (@johncpruit) #sssi #sociology #identity https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.567 @sociologylens

We have just published John C. Pruit’s review of “The Sociology of Identity: Authenticity, Multidimensionality, and Mobility” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. Pruit writes “The Sociology of Identity opens new possibilities for how we go about answering the fundamental questions: Who am I? Who are we? and Who are they?”.

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Review of Michael L. Rosino’s (@michaelrosino) “Debating the Drug War” by Michelle Smirnova (@michsmirnova) #sssi #sociology #drugs #race https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.564 @sociologylens

In her review Michelle Smirnova describes Michael L. Rosino’s “Debating the Drug War. Race, Politics, and the Media” as “thoughtfully designed with students in mind, introducing both sociological concepts and historical events as key terms that are clearly defined and explained. In doing so, the text helps illustrate how to conduct a qualitative frame analysis of a case study, by offering explicit methodological choices. This would be especially helpful for graduate or advanced undergraduate students undertaking their own independent research.

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Early View: “All the World’s a Con: Frontstage, Backstage, and the Blurred Boundaries of Cosplay” by Erynn Masi de Casanova, Jeremy Brenner-Levoy, and Cole Weirich #sssi #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.533 @sociologylens

In their article “All the World’s a Con: Frontstage, Backstage, and the Blurred Boundaries of Cosplay” Erynn Masi de Casanova, Jeremy Brenner-Levoy and Cole Weirich analyze the boundaries between frontstage and backstage and between self and persona (character) in cosplay spaces, where fans dress up as fictional characters. Based on their examination of participant observations and interviews the authors argue that “the body—not just as a “personal front,” but as cosplayers experience it—is important for understanding what cosplayers mean when they talk about ‘becoming someone else'”.

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On Early View: “An Online Acquaintance Community: The Emergence of Chinese Virtual Civility” by Xiaoli Tian and Yanan Guo #sssi #sociology #online #community https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.537 cc @sociologylens

Recently, we have published Xiaoli Tian and Yanan Guo’s article “”An Online Acquaintance Community: The Emergence of Chinese Virtual Civility” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In their article, Tian and Guo explore “How is social etiquette performed when offline interpersonal interactions are mediated online?”.

The article comes with a Video Abstract.

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New Article: “Anticipating White Futures: The Ends-Based Orientation of White Thinking” by Jennifer Mueller and DyAnna K. Washington @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.563 #sssi #sociology #race

Symbolic Interaction has published a new article entitled “Anticipating White Futures: The Ends-based Orientation of White Thinking”. In their article, Jennifer Mueller and DyAnna K. Washington use Mueller’s Theory of Racial Ignorance to explore how racial cognition abides by ends-based orientation – “one whereby white people coordinate “anticipated futures” to maintain the literal and psychic spoils of racism”. The article reveals “how students’ practical takeaways betray this ends-based orientation, which remains resilient amidst critical learning”.

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Call for Papers – ‘Forgotten Interactionists of Color’, Special Issue of Symbolic Interaction edited by Julien Grayer and Christopher T. Conner #sssi #sociology #journal

Dear Friends and Colleagues,



I wanted to announce an exciting project that I am working on with Julien Grayer, a doctoral candidate here at the University of Missouri. We are preparing a guest edited issue of Symbolic Interaction (the flagship journal for the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction) on Forgotten, Neglected, and Mispresented Symbolic Interactionists of Color. We invite you to share this and if interested to please get in touch with us immediately!

The purpose of this special issue is to highlight the work of those marginalized within the Symbolic Interactionist tradition due to their race. While there has been a significant amount of attention paid to the marginalization of WEB DuBois, one of the greatest Sociologists to have lived, less attention has been paid to other scholars of color who were unfairly dismissed and experienced racism from other scholars in positions of power. This special issue seeks to make a contribution in helping to correct the scholarly record, highlight the work of those who have been undeservedly marginalized, and to create an opportunity for those working in this important area.

Articles need to follow the author guidelines of the journal available online here: We are particularly interested in papers that resolve some of the theoretical limitations within Symbolic Interaction (i.e. the astructural bias), and in papers that utilize the interactionist framework towards understanding contemporary issues. Submissions should not exceed 10,000 words in length. Shorter papers (6,000 – 8,000 words) are welcome and encouraged. 

Papers that utilize non-traditional perspectives, methods, and new accounts are encouraged and welcome.

To submit a paper please send a brief abstract (title and outline of 100 words or less) no later than October 30th 2021 to ctckdg@missouri.edu and jcg6hb@mail.missouri.edu. First drafts should be submitted between January 1st and March 30th. We anticipate completion of this project, including final reviews, by July 2022.

We are particularly indebted to Jonathan Jimenez, Korey Tillman, and David R. Dickens who are completing a similar projected with Lexington Books. Our project focuses on Symbolic Interactionists, while their project transcends paradigmatic limitations. I encourage you all to check out their volume when it comes out!

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New Article: “Desire/Desirability: Gender Asymmetries in Heterosexual Erotic Attention” by Gabrielle LaFleur https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.555 #sssi #sociology #gender @sociologylens

We have just published Gabrielle LaFleur’s article entitled “Desire/Desirability: Gender Asymmetries in Heterosexual Erotic Attention” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. LaFleur “proposes to synthesize sexual social constructionism, radical feminism, and cognitive sociology in order to identify and analyze “gender asymmetries” in heterosexual erotic attention”.

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New Review Essay: “Moving Beyond Underdog Sociology and Toward Critical Interactionism” by Christopher T. Conner https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.561 #sssi #elite @sociologylens

Interactionist scholars have recently shown an increasing interest in studying the elites, thus moving away from research that, for too long maybe, has emphasised the lives of those with less power. In 2018, Scott Grill’s reviewed Brooke Harrington’s book “Capital without Borders” for us. In his review essay, Christoper T. Conner continues this discussion by examining two books:

Very Important People: Status and Beauty in the Global Party Circuit By Ashley Mears (Princeton University Press, 2020)

Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West By Justin Farrell (Princeton University Press, 2021)

Conner argues that “these two ethnographies provide sociology with excellent examples of what is possible when the interactionist perspective is put to use toward the study of contemporary social life”.

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New Book Review: Nahoko Kameo on Janet Vertesi’s “Shaping Science: Organizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA Teams” #sssi #emca #sciencestudies https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.562 @sociologylens @cyberlyra

We have just published Nahoko Kameo’s excellent review of Janet Vertesi’s book “Shaping Science: Organizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA Teams”. In her book, Janet Vertesi “tells the story of how this unruly combination of grand-scale missions to know more about space through robots, photos, and particles by multi-national distanced collaborations are made to work.” Kameo suggests that “ShapingScience shows that science is an art—a collective act that organizes scientists, engi-neers, politics, robots, data, and the public. All these elements interact to create theoutput that then becomes our shared knowledge about the space beyond us.”

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New Issue of Symbolic Interaction is out! Vol.44(2) #sssi #sociology @sociologylens

We have just published a new issue, Vol.44 No. 2, that includes 6 articles, 6 book reviews, an invited article by Matthew Hughey entitled “How Blackness Matters in White Lives”, and Anthony J. Puddephatt’s Review Eaasy “What’s Good for the Goose Is Good for the Gander? Ecological Ethnography Entangled in Intersectionality”.

Table of Contents

ARTICLES

“We’re the Show at the Circus”: Racially Dissecting the Multiracial Body

Celeste Vaughan Curington

  • Pages: 269-291

“We Share Our Stories and Risk Losing It All”: Activist-Storytelling as Edgework in the Undocumented Youth Movement

Emily R. CabanissHeather Shay

  • Pages: 292-309

Reframing “Dirty Work”: The Case of Homeless Shelter Workers

Julian TorelliAntony Puddephatt

  • Pages: 310-338

They Told Me My Name: Developing a Deaf Identity

Laura MauldinTara Fannon

  • Pages: 339-366

Diagnosis as Topic and as Resource: Reflections on the Epistemology and Ontology of Disease in Medical Sociology

Darin Weinberg

  • Pages: 367-391

Goffman’s Interest in Spies and Espionage: The University of Chicago Context

Gary D. Jaworski

  • Pages: 392-411

EDITORS’ INVITATION

How Blackness Matters in White Lives

Matthew W. Hughey

  • Pages: 412-448

REVIEW ESSAY

What’s Good for the Goose Is Good for the Gander? Ecological Ethnography Entangled in Intersectionality

Antony J. Puddephatt

  • Pages: 449-456

BOOK REVIEWS

Intersectionality as an Activist Knowledge Project and a Theory in the Making

Ross Haenfler

  • Pages: 457-459

Christopher T. Conner

  • Pages: 460-462

Patrick Parnaby

  • Pages: 463-465

Improvisation as Metaphor: The Sociology of Howard Becker

Scott Grills

  • Pages: 466-469

Shanmugapriya Umachandran

  • Pages: 470-472

J. E. Sumerau

  • Pages: 473-475
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New Book Review: Neil McLaughlin on “The Hinge” by Gary Alan Fine https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.560 #sssi #sociology #tinypublics @sociologlens

We have just published Neil MLaughlin’s review of Gary Alan Fine’s book “The Hinge: Civil Society, Group Culture, and the Power of Local Commitments. McLaughlin argues that with this book Fine “ventures into the core of political sociology, social movements scholarship, and debates on civil society and the public sphere. At a time when political polarization is fraying the very fabric of American democracy as normal sociability between families and friends are damaged by out-of-control political arguments and attacks, often on social media, Fine’s focus on meso-level dynamics and civil society is needed and timely”.

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https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.560
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New Article: “Reproducing the Gaming Gender Hierarchy” by Bertan Buyukozturk https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.553 #sssi #sociology #gaming #othering #genderhierarchy #socialplace

We have just published Bertan Buyukozturk’s article “Reproducing the Gaming Gender Hierarchy” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. Based on 47 in-depth interviews the author explores how gender inequality is reproduced by gamers.

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