Edmonds and Greiffenhagen “Configuring Prospective Sensations: Experimenters Preparing Participants for What They Might Feel” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.485 #sssi #emca #sociology #sensations #psychologicalexperiments cc @sociologylens

In their paper “Configuring Prospective Sensations: Experimenters Preparing Participants for ‘What They Might Feel'” David M. Edmonds and Christian Greiffenhagen investigate how in cognitive neuroscience experimenters describe and demonstrate prospective sensations for participantsIn their study they show that experimenters often describe sensations “by negation” (saying what participants will not experience) and sometimes “indirectly” (for example, by formulating what they will do). They reveal that these descriptions are elaborated through demonstrations of sensations, both on the experimenters’ and the participants’ bodies. Importantly, they document how the interplay of the description and demonstration of sensations is important in reassuring participants about the nonharmful nature of the tool and its use.

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“Some Discovered Practices of Lay Coffee Drinkers” by Giolo Fele and Ken Liberman on Early View https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.486 cc @sociologylens

Another paper that will be included in the Special Issue on “The Senses in Social Interaction” is “Some Discovered Practices of Lay Coffee Drinkers” by Giolo Fele and Ken Liberman. As ethnomethodologists they reveal the systematic practices through which lay coffee drinkers identify flavours. These methods include clustering, objectivating, and calibrating.

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“‘Sensory Ordering’ in Nurses’ Clinical Decision‐Making” by Grosjean, Matte, and Nahon‐Serfaty #sssi #sociology #senses https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.490PDF cc @sociologylens

As part of the forthcoming Special Issue on ‘The Senses in Social Interaction’ we have just published Sylvie Grosjean, Frederick Matter and Isaac Nahon-Serfaty’s article ““Sensory Ordering” in Nurses’ Clinical Decision‐Making: Making Visible Senses, Sensing, and “Sensory Work” in the Hospital”. The authors examine “sensory work” in clinical decision‐making in order to reveal its specificity in the clinical work of nurses. 

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Philippe Sormani’s review of “Daten-Karrieren und epistemische Materialitaet”#sssi #sociology #ethnomethodology #emca https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.488 cc @sociologylens

From time to time, we have books reviewed in Symbolic Interaction that have not been published in English. One such book is Christian Meier zu Verl’s “Daten-Karrieren und epistemische Materialität: Eine wissenschaftssoziologische Studie zur methodologischen Praxis der Ethnografie” [Data Careers and Epistemic Materiality], that Philippe Sormani subjected to a critical examination for us.

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‘Sociology and Pandemics’ video by Professor Robert Dingwall (@rwjdingwall) #sssi #sociology #pandemics #video

Professor Robert Dingwall, the previous editor of Symbolic Interaction, is a sociologist with expertise on pandemics and a member of the British advisory group NERVTAG, “The New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group”.

Professor Dingwall has just published a video in which he answers questions about society’s responses to pandemics, including COVID-19, students from Nassau Community College, Garden City (NY), have asked.

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Judson Everitt’s (@everjudson) review of “Between Teaching and Caring in the Preschool Teaching” by John Pruit https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.487 #sssi

We have just published Judson Everitt’s review “Emotions, Interactions, and Institutions in Preschool Teaching” of John Pruit’s book “Between Teaching and Caring in the Preschool” on Eary View of Symbolic Interaction. Everitt argues that Pruit’s book makes an important contribution to our understanding of identity construction in the symbolic interactionist tradition. The book would serve as valuable reading for courses in the sociology of education, sociology of childhood, or self and society. Moreover, it is a wonderful analysis of preschool teaching that showcases exactly how and why face-to-face interaction matters so profoundly in education.

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Brad Ictech “Smartphones and Face-to-Face Interaction” #sssi #technology #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.406 cc @BradIctech

In his article “Smartphones and Face-to-Face Interaction: Digital Cross-Talk during Encounters in Everyday Life’ published in our journal’s 2019 Thematic Issue on ‘Technology, the Internet, and Social Media’ (Vol.42(1)) Brad Ictech explores the impact smartphone use has on face-to-face encounters.

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