Review of Alex Preda’s ‘Noise: Living and Trading in Electronic Finance’ by J. C. Jekat #sociology #sssi #economic-sociology

Over the past 40 years, there has been a profound revival of economic sociology. In recent years, interactionist research has shown a growing interest in this sociological field and produced a fascinating body of work including studies of sales and marketing by Robert Prus or the studies of auctions by Charles Smith or more recently by Christian Heath (reviewed in this journal in 2014). In recent years, there also has been an interactionist concern with financial markets as shown in Karin Knorr-Cetina’s research on scopic systems and synthetic situations and her (with Alex Preda) edited volume on ‘The Sociology of Financial Markets‘. Alex Preda’s book ‘Noise: Living and Trading in Electronic Finance’ falls in the context of these latter studies. Jacob Christian Jekat’s review of the book has just been published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. SSSI members can read the review by clicking on the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click HERE.

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Review of Anthem Companion to Robert Park by Shane Blackman

We have just published Shane Blackman’s excellent review of “The Anthem Companion to Robert Park” edited by Peter Kivisto to Early View of Symbolic Interaction.

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Symbolic Interaction Table of Content Vol.40(4) #sssi #sociology

 November 2017

Volume 40, Issue 4

ARTICLES

“If I Can Offer You Some Advice”: Rapport and Data Collection in Interviews Between Adults of Different Ages (pages 463–482)

Jessica Vasquez-Tokos

Version of Record online: 4 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/symb.305

Video Abstract

Scared to Death: Reflections on Panic and Anxiety in the Field (pages 483–497)

Ashleigh E. McKinzie

Version of Record online: 2 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/symb.298

“Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer”: Food as Cultural Performance in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (pages 498–522)

Daina Cheyenne Harvey

Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/symb.318

Just the “Typical College Diet”: How College Students Use Life Stages to Account for Unhealthy Eating (pages 523–540)

Deborah A. Harris

Version of Record online: 28 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/symb.280

Construction and Management of Stigma Based on a Voluntary-Achieved Status(pages 541–560)

Lacey J. Ritter and Koji Ueno

Version of Record online: 3 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/symb.296

The Aural and Moral Idylls of “Englishness” and Folk Music (pages 561–580)

Lee Robert Blackstone

Version of Record online: 4 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/symb.302

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New on Early View: Lily Liang ‘No Room for Respectability: Boundary Work in Interaction at a Shanghai Rental’ #sssi #sociology

We have just published Lily Liang’s article “‘No Room for Respectability: Boundary Work in Interaction at a Shanghai Rental” on Early View of our journal. The article comes with a Video Abstract.

http://tinyurl.com/yath4o65

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New on Early View: Suarez & Bolton “Catching Babies in Prohibition States: Midwives’ Accounts for an Illegal Profession” #sssi #sociology

We have just published a new article titled “Catching Babies in Prohibition States: Midwives’ Accounts for an Illegal Profession” by Alicia Suarez and Megan Bolton on Early View of our journal.

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New on Early View: Simon Gottschalk reviews David Altheide’s ‘Media Syndrome’ #sssi #sociology

Over the past few decades David Altheide has made enormous contribution not only of interactionist research on the media but on the sociology of the media more generally. In 2016 Altheide published ‘The Media Syndrome’, a book that uses twelve different case studies that as Simon Gottschalk writes in his review “illustrate how the mass media influence public perceptions, opinions, and decisions by twisting the reporting of events in particular ways.” In Gottschalk’s view provides us the ‘Media Syndrome’ “with useful examples, insights, and tools with which to understand these transformations. Theory, the mass media, solid research, attention to meaning, engagement with the everyday, a historical dimension, and a critical edge—The Media Syndrome is Symbolic Interaction at its best.”

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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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