New Article: “Instantiated Recoupling in Principals’ Enactment of Teacher Evaluations” by by C.P. Duncan and J.G. Everitt #sssi #education #inhabited #institutionalism #sociology @sociologylens

Inhabited Institutionalism has found particular resonance in studies of education. The approach demonstrate the contribution (symbolic) interactionism can make to the fields of management and organization studies (McGinty 2014, 2019, 2021, 2022). In their article titled “Instantiated Recoupling in Principals’ Enactment of Teacher Evaluations: Emotion Work and New Forms of Ceremonial Conformity in Educational Institutions” Duncan and Everitt examine how school principals enact state-mandated teacher evaluation policies with their teachers.

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Everitt, Judson G. ‘Inhabitants Moving In: Prospective Sense-Making and the Reproduction of Inhabited Institutions in Teacher Education’. Symbolic Interaction 36, no. 2 (May 2013): 177–96.

———. ‘Teacher Careers and Inhabited Institutions: Sense-Making and Arsenals of Teaching Practice in Educational Institutions’. Symbolic Interaction 35, no. 2 (May 2012): 203–20.

Everitt, Judson G., and Taylor Tefft. ‘Professional Socialization as Embedded Elaborations: Experience, Institutions, and Professional Culture Throughout Teacher Careers’. Symbolic Interaction 42, no. 4 (November 2019): 564–87.

Fine, Gary Alan, and Iddo Tavory. ‘Interactionism in the Twenty-First Century: A Letter on Being-in-a-Meaningful-World’. Symbolic Interaction 42, no. 3 (August 2019): 457–67.

Hallett, Tim, and Emily Meanwell. ‘Accountability as an Inhabited Institution: Contested Meanings and the Symbolic Politics of Reform’. Symbolic Interaction 39, no. 3 (August 2016): 374–96.

McGinty, Patrick J. W. ‘Divided and Drifting: Interactionism and the Neglect of Social Organizational Analyses in Organization Studies’. Symbolic Interaction 37, no. 2 (May 2014): 155–86.

———. ‘Reimagining the Interactionist Analysis of Institutional Action’. Symbolic Interaction 42, no. 4 (2019): 717–19.———. ‘Organizations and Institutions’. In The Routledge International Handbook of Interactionism, edited by Dirk vom Lehn, Natalia Ruiz-Junco, and Will Gibson, 181–93. Abingdon & New York: Routledge, 2021.

———. ‘Social Organization, Macro Phenomena, and Symbolic Interactionism‘. In Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism, edited by Wayne H. Brekhus, Thomas DeGloma, and Will Ryan Force, Oxford & New York: OUP: 2022

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