New Article: “They Told Me My Name: Developing a Deaf Identity” by Laura Mauldin and Tara Fannon #sssi #sociology #deaf #identity

In their article “The told me my name: developing a deaf identity” Laura Mauldin and Tara Fannon analyze qualitative data collected through narrative interviews with five Deaf, gay and lesbian individuals with different racial backgrounds and find that deaf people’s encounters with one another and how, relatedly, becoming Deaf is shaped by Goffman’s concepts of affiliation and obtrusiveness.

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Review of Donileen R. Loseke’s “Narrative Production of Meanings” by Christian Vaccaro #sssi #sociology #narrative

We have just published Christian Vaccaro’s (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) review of Donileen R. Loseke’s book entitled “Narrative Production of Meanings: Exploring the Work of Stories in Social Life”.

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New Review: James Fletcher reviews Baptiste Brossard’s book “Forgetting Items” #sssi #sociology #alzheimers #dementia #health #illness

In a recent article in Symbolic Interaction James Fletcher explored impression management in couples living with dementia. In his paper Fletcher argued that “[s]ymbolic interactionism has unique potential to inform understandings of dementia, because the advent of progressive cognitive impairment in older people typically entails the renegotiation of longstanding objects, selves, roles, and joint action”. Fletcher pursues this argument in his review of Baptiste Brossard’s book “Forgetting Items: The Social Experience of Alzheimer’s Disease“. He suggests that Brossard’s book “is provocative and intellectually fruitful, but it may irritate readers in the largely humanist traditions of social dementia research”.

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New Book Review out: Michael Dellwing on “Updating Charles Horton Cooley” edited by N. Ruiz-Junco and B. Brossard #sssi #Cooley #sociology

Charles Horton Cooley is one of the key figures within sociology and symbolic interactionism. Yet, despite the importance of Cooley’s work a (re-)appreciation of his work and its relevant to current debate has been long overdue. Natalia Ruiz-Junco and Baptiste Brossard have edited a book entitled “Updating Charles H. Cooley: Contemporary Perspectives on a Sociological Classic” that presents “the reader with texts that form a cohesive whole. This book thus offers a necessary and timely reframing of Cooley. It inspires thought on digital culture, the inequality of imagined communities, the role of emotion and writing.”

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New Article: “The Everyday Drama of Coproduction in Community Mental Health Services” by Sine Kirkegaard #sssi #sociology #healthservices #welfareby

Current welfare policy encourages “coproduction” between citizens and welfare workers so that “lay expertise” effectively becomes part of the provision of services. Drawing on fieldwork from Danish mental health services, this article analyzes how expertise and authority are organized and performed in a network linking welfare workers and users as well as new participants (e.g., volunteers) and artifacts.

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New Article: “Orchestrating Multi‐sensoriality in Tasting Sessions: Sensing Bodies, Normativity, and Language” by Lorena Mondada #sssi #sociology #interaction #senses

In light of the burgeoning interest in the sociology of the senses symbolic interactionist also have shown a growing concern with studies of how the senses feature in people’s social life. Relatively few studies however explore how the senses, sense perception and the sensory experience of the world are embedded within the social organisation of action. A forthcoming Special Issue entitled “The Senses in Interaction” co-edited by Will Gibson and Dirk vom Lehn will address this gap in research.

Lorenza Mondada’s “Orchestrating Multi‐sensoriality in Tasting Sessions: Sensing Bodies, Normativity, and Language” is the first article form this Special Issue that we have published on Early View of our journal.

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Introduction to Special Issue on “Stigma” #sssi #goffman #sociology

In 2018, Thaddaeus Mueller organized the Couch-Stone Symposium/European SSSI Conference at Lancaster University. The title of the conference was “‘Whose Side Are We On?’ Power, Stigma, Transgression, and Exclusion in Everyday Life”. Based on contribution to the conference Thaddaeus Mueller has put together a Special Issue of Symbolic Interaction. We have just published Mueller’s introduction to the Special Issue.

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