New Article: “The Body in Mind: Mead’s Embodied Cognition” by Ryan McVeigh #sssi #body #sociology #Mead

Over the past few decades sociology has increasingly explored how the body relates to the social. This has been reflected in debates in the burgeoning sociology of health and illness. As Ryan McVeigh’s article “The Body in Mind: Mead’s Embodied Cognition” that we have just published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction shows, these debates also resonate within interactionism.

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Review of Hammersley’s “The Radicalism of Ethnomethodology” by K. Neil Jenkings #emca #sociology #sssi

There is a burgeoning interest in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis. This growing interest is reflected in the growth of participants in EMCA conferences and publications that add to the body of literature in the field as well as by critical evaluations of EMCA. One such critical evaluation has recently been published by Martyn Hammersley. His book “The Radicalism of Ethnomethodology” has just been reviewed by K. Neil Jenkings.

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New Article: “Liminal Stigma and Disaligning Activity” by E.O. Silva and MB Flynn #sssi #sociology

We have just published Eric O. Silva and Matthew B. Flynn’s article entitled “Liminal Stigma and Disaligning Activity: Online Comments about Trump’s Family Separation Policy” on early view of Symbolic Interaction.

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New Book Review: Erin Reinisch reviews “Courting the Community” by Christine Zozula #sssi #bookreview #sociology #law

In Courting the Community, Christine Zozula draws on ethnographic data gathered during her fieldwork at Greenville Community Court (GCC) to examine the relationship between culture, organizational legitimacy, and punishment. Erin Reinisch (University of Nevada, LAs Vegas) has reviewed Zozula’s book and argues that “in a time where the notion of community is shifting due to the mediating forces of technology, political polarization, and impersonal bureaucratic institutions, community courts offer enticing promises that, as Zozula illustrates, they are ill‐equipped to fulfill”.

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Just out: “Understanding Everyday Life: Generic Social Processes and the Pursuit of Transcontextuality” by Scott Grills #sssi #sociology #management

Recently, Scott Grills and Robert Prus published their book “Management Motifs” that Dawn Norris reviewed for Symbolic Interaction earlier this year. Scott Grills now has published an article in our journal titled “Understanding Everyday Life: Generic Social Processes and the Pursuit of Transcontextuality” that continues the argument made in the book. By drawing on a series of ethnographic research projects , Grills offers a research agenda for engaging GSPs transcontextually. Specifically, he argues for extending the study of GSPs through the examination of management in everyday life, the creation of subcultural value, and the social construction of doubt.

Scott Grill’s article has just been published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. SSSI Members can download the article 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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Review Essay: Leslie Irvine on two books about interaction with insects #sssi #interaction

Leslie Irvine very known for her research on human-animal interaction has reviewed two books concerned with the relationship between human and insects.

“Human-Insect Interactions” By Sergey Govorushko (CRC Press, 2018)

“Buzz, Sting, Bite:Why We Need Insects” By Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson (Simon & Schuster, 2019)

She argues that Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson and Sergey Govorushko in their books “remind readers that insects do not exist solely to serve our interests. They have evolved to engage in what many people consider uniquely human activities, including agriculture, warfare, the division of labor, slavery, a caste system, architecture, and symbolic communication”.

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New Article: “The Spirit of Blumer’s Method as a Guide to Sociological Discovery” #sssi #Blumer #sociology

In this article Michale Schwalbe explores Herbert Blumer’s methodological contribution to interactionism and sociology. Schwalbe argues that Blumer’s essay “The Methodological Position of Symbolic Interactionism” “voices a spirit of research that is ardently empirical, sociological, and creative”.

Michael Schwalbe’s article has just been published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. SSSI Members can download the article 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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