New on Early View: M. Lorek ‘The (Ir)relevance of the German Reunification in Autobiographical Narratives of East Germans’ #sssi #sociology

We have just published Melanie Lorek’s article “The (Ir)relevance of the German Reunification in Autobiographical Narratives of East Germans”. In her article Lorek examines the narratives of East Germans who reflect on the relevance of the German Reunificiation for their lives.

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New on Early View: Book Review of Anthem Companion to Everett C. Hughes #sssi #sociology

We have just published Alex Dennis’ review of the Anthem Companion to Everett C. Hughes. Dennis writes that “Hughes’s genius was his ability to generate and manipulate concepts that brought the formal features of social phenomena into the foreground, providing for sophisticated descriptive and comparative examinations of settings, interactions, and relationships.” and characterises the experience of reading the volume as “skewed toward the delicious”. 

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New on Early View: Review of G.A. Fine’s Players and Pawns #sssi #sociology

We have just published Taylor Price’s review of Gary Alan Fine’s ‘Players and Pawns. How Chess builds Community and Culture’. Taylor Price writes that “GarAlan Fine provides an ethnographic account of chess as a soft and sticky cultural activity that “drips with tradition and is laminated with meaning”. 

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New Article on Early View: ‘Narrative Manhood Acts’ by D. Schrock and colleagues #sssi #sociology

A new article has been published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. SSSI Members can download the article by clicking on the image below.

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Abstract

We analyze how twenty graduates of a Batterer Intervention Program constructed autobiographical stories about their relationships with women they assaulted. We focus on the presentation of gendered selves via narrative manhood acts, which we define as self-narratives that signify membership in the category “man” and the possession of a masculine self. We also show how graduates constructed self-narratives as a genre that was oppositional to organizational narratives: rather than adopting the program’s domestic violence melodrama or preferred conversion narrative, graduates used the larger culture—especially “bitch” imagery and sometimes racialized discourse—to construct tragedies. Our study demonstrates the usefulness of narrative analysis for research on batterers’ accounts and manhood acts, and also shows how oppositional genre-making can be a method to resist organizational narratives.

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New Article: “Driving to Work: The Front Seat Work of Paramedics to and from the Scene” by M. K. Corman #sssi #sociology

We have just published Michael K. Corman’s article “Driving to Work: The Front Seat Work of Paramedics to and from the Scene” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction.

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New Article: “Central Bank Transparency as a Dialogical Accomplishment” by Petr Kaderka et al. #sssi #emca

We have just published Petr Kaderka, Ivan Leudar and Jiri Nekvapil’s article “Central Bank Transparency as a DialogicalAccomplishment” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction.

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Request for Book Reviewer

Dear Friends and Colleagues
I have received the most recent copy of Studies in Symbolic Interaction “Carl J Couch and the Iowa School” and would like to send it out for review ASAP. 

http://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Carl-J-Couch-and-the-Iowa-School/?K=9781787431669
If you are interested in reviewing the book please get in touch with me.
Best wishes
Dirk 

Dirk.vom_lehn@kcl.ac.uk

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