New article on EARLY VIEW: ‘Crisis Rhetoric, Stigma Play’ by Clara S. Lewis #sociology #sssi

Clara S. Lewis has conducted a study of undergraduate students who have selected humanities subjects and the impact of their selection on their status. In her investigations Lewis is concerned with how the students “renegotiate ideologies, practices, and resources in ways that generate meaningful educational experiences”. SSSI members can access the article by clicking the image below.

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New article on Early View: ‘The Importance of ’empty gestures’ in Recovery’ #sssi #sociology

A new article has been published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In her paper “The Importance of ’empty gestures’ in Recover: Being Human Together” Astrid Skatvedt investigates the social processes through which ‘everydayness’ is accomplished in healthcare. Members of SSSI can access the article by clicking the image below.

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P. Sormani’s Review of “Deconstructing Ethnography” on Early View #sssi #sociology

“Deconstructing Ethnography” uses ethnomethodology to critically discuss the field of system design and its reliance on versions of technological determinism. Philippe Sormani has written a very interesting and insightful review of the book by Graham Button, Andy Crabtree, Mark Rouncefield and Peter Tolmie. We have just published the review on Early View. SSSI Members can access the review by clicking the image below.

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Review of Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman’s book “The Color of Love” #sssi #sociology

In his review, Chris Conner describes Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman’s book “The Color of Love” as  “an excellent ethnographic project examining how race is constituted and affects the everyday lives of Afro-Brazilian family members.” By making an important contribution to our understanding of the constitution and reification of race Hordge-Freeman’s book is an excellent example of an ethnography that is highly relevant to contemporary debates in sociology as well as as in public discourse.

At the forthcoming SSSI 2017 Annual Meetings in Montreal Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman will participate in an Author meets Critics session.

Members can access Chris Conner’s splendid review of “The Color of Love” by clicking the image below.

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Review of Tim Highfield’s “Social Media and Everyday Politics” on Early View #sssi #sociology

Today we are all the more aware that Twitter is used by politicians and for political purposes. As Rituparna Patgiri writes in her review,  Tim Highfield “very beautifully highlights the role that social media plays in organizing or helping movements and protests. Because of social media, such “political” activities become very commonplace in nature. The everyday, personal, and individual is connected to the non-every day, political, and collective.” Members of SSSI can download Rituparna Patgiri’s review of Tim Highfield’s book “Social Media and Everyday Politics” by clicking the image below.

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A Quick look back to the History of SSSI #sssi #sociology #history

Excellent Special Issue from 1997 discussing the History of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.

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Almost 20 years ago, in Summer 1997, Symbolic Interaction published a Special Issue (Vol. 20(2)) concerned with the history of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. The Special Issue co-edited by Michael G. Flaherty and Donna Daren includes 12 essays by the co-editors and 10 interactionists who were actively involved in the creation of our Society. For those with an interest in SSSI, its history and  relationship to ASA this Special Issue is an unmissable source. It covers personal memories of meetings in Gregory Stone’s basement as well as discussions about the initial management of the Society: were presidents to be elected or were lots to be drawn out of a head? Please see below the Table of content of the Special Issue.

Dirk vom Lehn  @dirkvl

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Invited Review by Peter Hall on recent publications on Mead

Peter M. Hall has written an excellent Review of a number of books that are concerned with and by George Herbert Mead. The books include the new “The Definite Edition of ‘Mind, Self and Society'” edited by Daniel R. Huebner and Hans Joas, another edited collection by the same scholars based on a recent conference on Mead, Daniel Huebner’s book “Becoming Mead”, Jean-François Côte’s “George Herbert Mead’s Concept of Society”, and F. Thomas Burke and Krysztof Piotr Skowrònski’s “George Herbet Mead oin the Twentieth Century”. The review has just been published on Early View. Members can access the review by clicking the image below.

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