Out on Early View: Michael Dellwing’s review of “The Meta-power Paradigm” edited by Tom R. Burns and Peter M. Hall #sssi

At the 2014 SSSI Conference in San Francisco the editor of Symbolic Interaction, Robert Dingall, interviewed Peter M. Hall. In the interview,

Hall talks also about how is interest in power emerged. Recently, together with Tom R. Burns, Peter M. Hall has returned to the subject of power and edited a volume titled “The Meta-power Paradigm: Impacts and Transformations of Agents, Institutions, and Social Systems Capitalism, State, and Democracy in a Global Context (New York: Peter Lang, 2013) .

Michael Dellwing who over the past decade has published widely on interactionist topics, including research methods/interactionist ethnography, deviance and labeling has written a review of Burns and Hall’s edited volume that has just been published on Early View in which he criticises the theoretical focus of the contributions in the volume that, in his words, “has somehow neglected the house in favor of carefully studying blueprints”. The review n be downloaded here:



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