New Article: “Outspoken Objects and Unspoken Myths” by Stephanie Peña‐Alves #sssi #sociology #semiotics

In her article “Outspoken Objects and Unspoken Myths: The Semiotics of Object‐Mediated Communication” Stephanie Peña‐Alves proposes that objects lie symbolically dormant until their deeper collective significance is activated through their use in interaction. Thus, through her research Stephanie Peńa-Alves expands the scope of interactionist inquiry on human–nonhuman relations by moving beyond the dominant scholarly focus on identity. The semiotic approach foregrounds a distinct human–object phenomenon, a novel category of nonverbal communication, and important meaning‐making dynamics.

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