Call for Book Reviewers (Symbolic Interaction) #sssi #sociology

I have received a number of books that I would like to have reviewed in Symbolic Interaction. Please have a look at the images below, check them out at the publishers’ websites and let me know if you would like to review any of them. Should you have seen or have bought a book that you would like to review for our journal, please get in touch with me.


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Couch-Stone Symposium 2019 – Des Moines, Iowa, 16 – 18 May #sssi #conference #CfP


Couch-Stone Symposium

May 16-18, 2019

Des Moines, Iowa


Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College

David Schweingruber, Iowa State University

How should Symbolic Interactionism be taught in the undergraduate classroom? How can the Symbolic Interactionist perspective improve any college course? How should we be passing along Symbolic Interactionism to the next generations of scholars? How can Symbolic Interactionist research on teaching and learning inform our practice?

We are seeking…

 Papers on all aspects of the scholarship of teaching and learning

 Proposals to organize panels related to the conference theme

 Papers for open paper sessions

 Proposals to organize sessions

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2019

Make all submissions to:

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New Article out: ‘TipWork: Examining the Relational Dynamics of Tipping beyond the Service Counter’ by Eli R. Wilson #sssi #sociology #service

There is a sustained interest in economic sociology and economic interaction. In the light of this burgeoning body of research we have just published Eli R. Wilson’s article “TipWork: Examining the Relational Dynamics of Tipping beyond the Service Counter” that explores how tips shape relationships among workers.

SSSI Members can download the review by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click HERE. 

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Introduction to Thematic Issue on “Technology, The Internet and Social Media” #sssi #technology #socialmedia #analysis

We will soon publish a Thematic Issue on “Technology, The Internet and Social Media”. Scott R. Harris, the Editor of Symbolic Interaction” has written an introduction of this issue in which he briefly discusses its content and how it came together.

SSSI members can download the introduction to the thematic issue by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click HERE. 


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Symbolic Interaction: Volume 42, Issue 1 Thematic Issue: Technology, the Internet, and Social Media #sssi #sociology #openaccess #free

We have jus published the latest issue of Symbolic Interaction (Vol 42/1). This issue of our journal is a Thematic Issue concerned with “Technology, the Internet and Social Media”. It includes Scott Harris’ introduction followed by 6 research articles, a review essay by Joel Best and 5 book reviews. The entire issue is open/free access.

Click HERE for access to the issue or in the Full Text/Pdf link for each article/review below.


Introduction to a Thematic Issue: Technology, The Internet, and Social Media

  • Pages: 3-5


Co‐Present Conversation as “Socialized Trance”: Talk, Involvement Obligations, and Smart‐Phone Disruption

  • Pages: 6-26

A video abstract is available at

Smartphones and Face‐to‐Face Interaction: Digital Cross‐Talk During Encounters in Everyday Life

  • Pages: 27-45

Couch Revisited: A Theoretical Treatment of The Information‐Technological Media of Imgur, Reddit, and Twitter

  • Pages: 46-69

Audience Design and Context Discrepancy: How Online Debates Lead to Opinion Polarization

  • Pages: 70-97

A video abstract is available at

Visual Narrative and Temporal Relevance: Segueing Instant Replay into Live Broadcast TV

  • Pages: 98-126

“A Give Grief Kind of Guy”: Help‐Seeking, Status, and the Experience of Helpers at a University IT Help Desk

  • Pages: 127-150


Big Pictures: Three Books on Social Progress

  • Pages: 151-158


Social Interaction via Terminals May Mean Termination of the Self

  • Pages: 159-161

The Medium and the Message

  • Pages: 162-166

Beyond the Sirens and Lights: The Technologically Governed Work of Emergency Medical Services

  • Pages: 167-169

Filipina Migrants and the Maintenance of Families Across Borders and Through Telecommunications

  • Pages: 170-172

The Future as a Sociological Problem

  • Pages: 173-176


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Review of T. F. Gieryn’s “Truth Spots” #sssi #emca

In the context of the current discussions about “post-truth”, “fake news” etc. Thomas F. Gieryn has published his book “Truth Spots: How Places make People Believe”. Patrick G. Watson (Wilfried Laurier University) has reviewed the book for Symbolic Interaction and writes that “[F]or all the handwringing of contemporary “post-truth” discourse, I would argue Gieryn’s greatest contribution is encouraging social scientists to reconsider how their own environments, or those they visit for research, are instrumental to procedures of “truth” creation.” 

SSSI Members can download the review by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click HERE. 


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SSSI Notes – Vol.47 No. 2 is out. #sssi #sociology

The latest SSSI Notes newsletter with information on the 2019 SSSI conference and much more can be downloaded HERE.

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