New Article (Open ACCESS) Mark Perry et al. “Visual Narrative and Temporal Relevance: Segueing Instant Replay into Live Broadcast TV” #sssi #emca #sociology

In symbolic interactionism there is a long-standing interest in the media and their production. In this journal we have published a large number of articles by renowned authors like  David Altheide and Joel Best and more recently Chris Schneider and Valerie Bélair-Gagnon.  The article titled “Visual Narrative and Temporal Relevance: Segueing Instant Replay into Live Broadcast TV” by Mark Perry, Mathias Broth, Arvid Engström and Oskar Juhlin adds an interesting piece of research to this body of work. In this article Perry and colleagues explore the ways in which TV production team coordinate their activities to “assemble timely and relevant instant replays”.

Perry and colleagues’ article is Open Access. It can be downloaded by clicking the image below.

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New Article: D. Schweingruber & D.W. Wahl ‘Whither the Internal Conversation?’ #sssi #sociology

Based on a review of sociological and non-sociological research on the ‘internal conversation’ David Schweingruber and David W. Wahl “argue that interactionists ought to conduct research of our own to examine claims we have been making and to better understand social life” and “propose some worthy areas and avenues of investigation”.

Schweingruber and Wahl’s article can be downloaded for free by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click on the image below. 

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Chris Julien “Couch Revisited: A Theoretical Treatment of The Information‐Technological Media of Imgur, Reddit, and Twitter” #sssi #socialmedia #internet #technology #freeaccess

Symbolic Interaction will soon publish a thematic issue broadly concerned with technology, the internet and social media. Chris Julien’s article “Couch Revisited: A Theoretical Treatment of The Information‐Technological Media of Imgur, Reddit, and Twitter” is the first article from that issue we publish here on Early View. In his article Julien uses Carl Couch’s work to digital sociology to analyse three popular social media networks.

Chris Julien’s article can be downloaded for free by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click HERE. 

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Review of Emma Engdahl’s “Depressive Love” published on Early View. #sssi #sociology #love #freeaccess

We have just published a review of Emma Engdahl’s book “Depressive Love” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In her review Irene Psaroudakis writes that “current, refined, and interesting not only for scholars, but for everyone who experiences relationships lacking a mutual “self‐recognition” and who shares the same dissatisfaction—sometimes, the discomfort—of the protagonists of the narrated stories: the contemporary violation in emotions between the extremes of pure objectivity and subjectivity.”

Irene Psaroudakis’ review can be downloaded for free by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click HERE. 

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Joel O. Powell’s Review of “Social Psychology: Individuals, Interaction, and Inequality” by Karen A. Hegtvedt and Cathryn Johnson #sssi #sociology #socialpsychology cc @SocialPsych

We have just published Joel O. Powell’s critical review of Karen A. Hegtvedt and Cathryn Johnson’s textbook “Social Psychology: Individuals, Interaction, and Inequality” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction.

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CfP – ‘The Senses in Social Interaction’ – Symbolic Interaction #sssi #sociology

Special Issue – The Senses in Social Interaction

 

Co-edited by Will Gibson (University College London, Institute of Education) & Dirk vom Lehn (King’s college London)

 

Symbolic Interaction invites submissions for a Special Issue exploring the role of the senses in social interaction. Our particular concern is with how the senses are invoked in communicative practice in everyday life and how people make their sensorial experiences accountable to one another. The papers will mark a turning point in the study of the senses by analysing empirically senses as interactional phenomena — i.e. how people communicate about the senses; how talk, gesture, gaze, material artefacts, physical environments, and other resources are used to make the senses accountable to other participants; and how senses are made relevant and observable to unfolding interaction. We regard this approach as contrasting with existing research in the field that often looks at the ‘cultural significance’ of sensorial action or at the phenomenological experience and the meanings of sensorial action in absence of a close analysis of the interaction order in which such meanings are situated.

Studies have begun to explore the ways that the sensorial activities figure in and configure social practices, and how they play a role in the structuring of contextually specific ‘practical relevancies’ (Mann 2018). We are particularly interested in research that develops this idea by looking at how the senses become relevant to ‘making something happen’. This ‘something’ may be in an organisational context, such as at work or in an organisationally ‘structured’ experience like visiting a gallery or going to a concert. Similarly, papers may look at more mundane contexts such as chatting, shopping, eating/drinking either in private or public spaces. A part of our interest is in exploring the methodological challenges in studying the senses (Vannini et al., 2012). In the light of this, we would be keen to publish a variety of methodological approaches from different theoretical perspectives, and to include work that uses a range of methods including observations and video methods, but also more experimental forms using contemporary modes of data representation from the arts.

We welcome tentative expressions of interest and are happy to explore the fit of possible research papers with the above theme. Full papers should be submitted to the online system of Symbolic Interaction. Please select the tab related to this Special Issue when submitting your paper, or indicate in your cover letter that your paper is for the Special Issue.

Deadline for submission is May 30, 2019. You will be informed by July 15 if your paper has been accepted for the Special Issue and if revisions are required to prepare the paper for publication.

Will Gibson – w.gibson@ucl.ac.uk – Dirk vom Lehn – dirk.vom_lehn@kcl.ac.uk

 

References

Mann A. (2018) Ordering tasting in a restaurant: experiencing, socializing, and processing food. The Senses and Society 13(2). 1å35–146.

Vannini P., Waskul D. and Gottschalk S. (2012) The Senses in Self, Society, and Culture: A Sociology of the Senses (Contemporary Sociological Perspectives). Routledge.

 

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Just out: Jacqueline Low’s article “Symbolic Interactionism in Canada” #sssi #sociology

There is sustained interest in the history and future of Symbolic Interactionism. About a year ago, we published reviews of books by Hans Joas and Daniel Huebner that discuss and further develop Mead’s work and heritage; “Who’s Mead?” by Gary Alan Fine and a review essay by Peter Mandel Hall titled “Reconstituting the Pasts and Projecting New Futures: The New Legacy of G.H. promoted by Hans Joas and Daniel Huebner”.

Jacqueline Low puts the spotlight on recent developments in Canadian sociology where Richard Helmes-Hayes, Emily Milne and in a different way Neil McLoughlin strive to explain the emergence and possible future of symbolic interactionism in Canada.

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