New Book Review: Gordon C. Chang on “Studies on the Social Construction of Identity and Authenticity” edited by J. Patrick Williams & Kaylan C. Schwarz https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.581 #sssi #identity #authenticity #sociology #marketing @sociologylens

We have just published Jason Rodriquez review of Tania M. Jenkins’ book “Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession”. Members of SSSI can download the review HERE or by clicking the image below.

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New book review: Jason Rodriquez reviews Tania M. Jenkins @taniamjenkins “Doctors’ Orders” #sssi #sociology #health https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.580 cc @sociologylens

We have just published Jason Rodriquez review of Tania M. Jenkins’ book “Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession”. Members of SSSI can download the review HERE or by clicking the image below.

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Symbolic Interaction Vol.4(4) is out! #sssi #journal #sociology #TOC

ARTICLES

The Art of the Spiel: Analyzing Donald Trump’s Tweets as Gonzo Storytelling

Brian MonahanR. J. Maratea

  • Pages: 699-727

“Meet Them Where They Are”: Attentional Processes in Social Movement Listening

J. L. Johnson

  • Pages: 728-747

“Only Going to Get Worse”: Narrative Magnifications and Emotion Work among Rural Frontline Responders in the Opioid Epidemic

Christian VaccaroMelissa SwaugerAshley NiccolaiShayna MorrisonAlex HeckertVictor GarciaErick Lauber

  • Pages: 748-770

An Online Acquaintance Community: The Emergence of Chinese Virtual Civility

Xiaoli TianYanan Guo

  • Pages: 771-797

All the World’s a Con: Frontstage, Backstage, and the Blurred Boundaries of Cosplay

Erynn Masi de CasanovaJeremy Brenner-LevoyCole Weirich

  • Pages: 798-818

Repetition Acknowledgment Prefaces

David R. Gibson

  • Pages: 819-842

BOOK REVIEWS

How Conventional Places Breed Unconventional Ideology: Space, Place, and the Expansion of Far-Right Radicalization

Kelsey C. Boismier

  • Pages: 843-846

Forgotten but Not Gone: A Reintroduction to the Neglected Social Theorists

Leonard A. Steverson

  • Pages: 847-849

Locating Digital Urban Ethnography

Tilo GrenzMaria Schlechter

  • Pages: 850-854

Never Merely a Peg: The Body in Symbolic Interaction

Ryan McVeigh

  • Pages: 855-857

Emotional Order in the Court! Defense Attorneys and Emotional Labor

Leonard A. Steverson

  • Pages: 858-860 

The Need for Interdisciplinary Approaches to Criminal (in)Justice

Anthony James Williams

  • Pages: 861-864

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SSSI Notes Vol.49(3) published! #sssi #newsletter #sociology

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (#sssi) has just published the latest edition of its newsletter. SSSI NOTES Vol.49(3) can be downloaded by clicking on the image below.

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New Article: “The Silicone Self: Examining Sexual Selfhood and Stigma within the Love and Sex Doll Community” by Kenneth R. Hanson #SSSI #Sociology @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.575

In this article, Hanson seeks to understand how love and sex doll owners account for their transgressive sex practice in fluid ways that depend on the context in which they are discussing their practice.

Hanson argues that these accounts “reveal the underlying sexual selfhood project of doll owners”, what he calls the “silicone self”. The silicon self is a term that helps to show “how the doll community members manage stigma by emphasizing sexual individualism and drawing on pro-sex, feminist, and anti-feminist discourses.”

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New Article: “From Engagement to Disengagement in a Psychiatric Assessment Process” by Anssi Peräkylä, Liisa Voutilainen, Maarit Lehtinen, Mariel Wuolio #sssi #emca #psychiatry https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.574 @sociologylens

Psychiatric assessments prominently feature in TV series like ‘Killing Eve’ or documentaries like ‘What makes a murderer’. The focus of these programmes often is on the mental state of the accused or convicted rather than with the process through which psychiatrists assess people. In a recent article in The Guardian the Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist Taj Ranjan entitled “Inside the mind of a murderer: the power and limits of forensic psychiatry” points to the importance of this process and the work that psychiatrists need to undertake to get a person to talk. In their recent article “From Engagement to Disengagement in a Psychiatric Assessment Process” Anssi Peräkylä, Liisa Voutilainen, Maarit Lehtinen, and Mariel Wuolio use conversation analysis to examine the process of psychiatric assessment. They inspect 9 clinical interviews to study patient engagement in a psychiatric assessment process with a young woman who eventually received the diagnosis of personality disorder.

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The article comes with a wonderful Video-Abstract

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Review of Hannah Wohl’s book “Bound by Creativity” #SSSI #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.578 @sociologylens

There is a long-stanidng interest in the arts and creativity within Symbolic Interactionism. With her book “Bound by Creativity: How Contemporary Art is Created and Judged” Hannah Wohl contributes to this body of work. In his review of the book, Henrik Fuerst argues that “[T]hrough the core concept of creative vision, Hannah Wohl explores esthetic judgment, moving the perspective between different roles in the contemporary art scene.” In Fuerst’s view, the book provides “reader who wants an inside view of the contemporary art scene in New York City “with an engaging storyline, and initiated portraits of artists, dealers, and collectors.”

SSSI Members can download the review HERE
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Review of Kate Darling’s book “The New Breed: How to Think about Robots” by Dirk vom Lehn #SSSI #Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.576

We have published Dirk Vom Lehn’s review of Kate Darling’s book “The New Breed: How to Think about Robots.” In this book, Darling discusses robots as a “new breed” and provides a “neat opposite to technology-deterministic and dystopian arguments characterizing the future of humanity to be determined by robots and machines.”

Rather than characterizing the future of humanity to be determined by robots and machines, by returning to animal analogy, she suggests that we would benefit most from the deployment of robots if we use them as supplements to other tools we already use. “Just like people breed and hold control over animals to use them to their advantage, now is the time to identify the opportunities offered by robots and exploit them to our advantage.”

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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.”

SSSI Members can download the review by clicking the image below or HERE. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $35 (£30) please click HERE.

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

Nanna Mik-MeyerMark Haugaard

  • Pages: 504-532
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Atrocity Stories and Access to Elite Universities: Chickens at the Station

Sam HillyardJonathan TummonsMadeleine Winnard

  • Pages: 533-554
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Why Economic Management Models Do Not Foster Morals

Jonas Bååth

  • Pages: 682-684
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Garfinkel at War: The Gulfport Field Study and Ethnomethodology

K. Neil Jenkings

  • Pages: 685-688
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Manipulating Time Experience

Filip Vostal

  • Pages: 689-692
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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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