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The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) is an international professional organization of scholars interested in the study of a wide range of social issues with an emphasis on identity, everyday practice, and language.

New Book Review out: Michael Dellwing on “Updating Charles Horton Cooley” edited by N. Ruiz-Junco and B. Brossard #sssi #Cooley #sociology

Charles Horton Cooley is one of the key figures within sociology and symbolic interactionism. Yet, despite the importance of Cooley’s work a (re-)appreciation of his work and its relevant to current debate has been long overdue. Natalia Ruiz-Junco and Baptiste … Continue reading

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New Article: “The Everyday Drama of Coproduction in Community Mental Health Services” by Sine Kirkegaard #sssi #sociology #healthservices #welfareby

Current welfare policy encourages “coproduction” between citizens and welfare workers so that “lay expertise” effectively becomes part of the provision of services. Drawing on fieldwork from Danish mental health services, this article analyzes how expertise and authority are organized and … Continue reading

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New Article: “Orchestrating Multi‐sensoriality in Tasting Sessions: Sensing Bodies, Normativity, and Language” by Lorena Mondada #sssi #sociology #interaction #senses

In light of the burgeoning interest in the sociology of the senses symbolic interactionist also have shown a growing concern with studies of how the senses feature in people’s social life. Relatively few studies however explore how the senses, sense … Continue reading

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Introduction to Special Issue on “Stigma” #sssi #goffman #sociology

In 2018, Thaddaeus Mueller organized the Couch-Stone Symposium/European SSSI Conference at Lancaster University. The title of the conference was “‘Whose Side Are We On?’ Power, Stigma, Transgression, and Exclusion in Everyday Life”. Based on contribution to the conference Thaddaeus Mueller … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. SSSI Members can download the article by clicking the … Continue reading

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