New Article: “Escort Clients’ Sexual Scripts and Constructions of Intimacy in Commodified Sexual Relationships” by @ZoeyJones & @StaceyHannem #sssi #sociology

We have just published a new article on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In their paper ‘Escort Clients’ Sexual Scripts and Constructions of Intimacy in Commodified Sexual Relationships’ Zoey Jones and Stacey Hannem examine the cultural, interpersonal, and intrapsychic meanings that shape the commodified sexual interaction. Focusing on the clients’ intrapsychic scripts, they argue that previous typologies of client behavior ignore the role of intimacy and the meaning that individuals ascribe to their own experiences and actions.

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2018 SSSI Award Winners announced! #sssi #sociology

At the Banquet at the 2018 EUSSSI/Couch-Stone Symposium in Lancaster the President of the Society, Thomas DeGloma, presented the Society’s Awards.

George Herbert Mead Life-Time Achievement AwardRobert Prus, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo

Charles Horton Colley Book AwardJooyoung LeeBlowin’ Up: Rap Dreams in South Central. Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press.

Early-in-Career AwardXiaoli Tian, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Hong Kong University.

Herbert Blumer Graduate Student Paper AwardStephanie Peña-Alves (Rutgers University) “Say it with Doors: Object-Mediated Communication in Everyday Life

Lopata Mentor Award: Leslie Irvine, University of Colorado at Boulder

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New Article out! Joel Best on the Sociology of Orrin E. Klapp #sssi #sociology

In a new article that we have just published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction Joel Best examines the sociology of Orrin E. Clapp who is attributed as a member of the Second Chicago School. One important concept of Klapp’s is the notion of “collective selection” that Joel nicely applies to explain why Klapp is largely ignored within sociology and interactionism.

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Book Review out! ‘The Future as Sociological Problem’ by Robert Dingwall #sssi #sociology

We have just published Robert Dingwall’s review of Jens Beckert’s book “Imagines Futures. Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics”. Dingwall writes that “the book has many virtues in the breadth of the literature it embraces—from Simmel and Weber to contemporary empirical work in science and technology studies (STS). It usefully reminds us of some neglected authors—the economist Frank Knight for one, who had a significant influence on Talcott Parsons and whose dissection of the difference between risk and uncertainty cuts through many present confusions.” At the same time, the book neglects studies of pragmatists and interactionists, including ethnomethodologists and symbolic interactionists. Whilst Dingwall raises this neglect as a critique of Beckert’s book he also asks why this work is not read and referred to as much by economic sociologists as it should be.

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SSSI Notes Vol.47 No.1 is out! #sssi #sociology

The latest issue of the SSSI Newsletter Notes, Vol.47, No.1 has just been published on the Society’s website. To access the newsletter please click the image below.

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New Book Review out! Paul Atkinson on S. Lubet’s ‘Interrogating Ethnography’ #sssi #sociology #ethnography

There has been plenty of discussion about Alice Goffman’s ‘On the Run’ and the subsequent publications of Steven Lubet’s critique of Goffman’s ethnography and ethnography and ethnographic practice more generally. Earlier this year, Lubet published his understanding of ethnography that at times have raised some eyebrows. Paul Atkinson has reviewed the book for Symbolic Interaction. 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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New book review out! “Tragedy of a Breakthrough: The Iowa School of Symbolic Interaction in Autobiographical Narratives” by Andrea Ploder

In today’s interactionist research the important work conducted by ‘The Iowa School’ is often forgotten. A few years ago, the late Dan Miller wrote an excellent overview about the motivation of scholars like Carl Couch in conducting highly innovative work to identify the elements of social interaction that underpin its organisation. The edited volume “Carl J. Couch and the Iowa School” edited by Michael A. Katovich explores this motivation further and encourages us all to revisit the achievements of the Iowa School and how it features, often unknowingly, in our own work. Andrea Ploder (University of Siegen) kindly reviewed the book for our journal. 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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