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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: Gordon C. Chang on “Studies on the Social Construction of Identity and Authenticity” edited by J. Patrick Williams & Kaylan C. Schwarz https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.581 #sssi #identity #authenticity #sociology #marketing @sociologylens

We have just published Jason Rodriquez review of Tania M. Jenkins’ book “Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession”. Members of SSSI can download the review HERE or by clicking the image below.

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New book review: Jason Rodriquez reviews Tania M. Jenkins @taniamjenkins “Doctors’ Orders” #sssi #sociology #health https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.580 cc @sociologylens

We have just published Jason Rodriquez review of Tania M. Jenkins’ book “Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession”. Members of SSSI can download the review HERE or by clicking the image below.

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Symbolic Interaction Vol.4(4) is out! #sssi #journal #sociology #TOC

ARTICLES The Art of the Spiel: Analyzing Donald Trump’s Tweets as Gonzo Storytelling Brian Monahan, R. J. Maratea Pages: 699-727 PDF “Meet Them Where They Are”: Attentional Processes in Social Movement Listening J. L. Johnson Pages: 728-747 PDF “Only Going to Get Worse”: … Continue reading

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SSSI Notes Vol.49(3) published! #sssi #newsletter #sociology

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (#sssi) has just published the latest edition of its newsletter. SSSI NOTES Vol.49(3) can be downloaded by clicking on the image below.

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New Article: “The Silicone Self: Examining Sexual Selfhood and Stigma within the Love and Sex Doll Community” by Kenneth R. Hanson #SSSI #Sociology @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.575

In this article, Hanson seeks to understand how love and sex doll owners account for their transgressive sex practice in fluid ways that depend on the context in which they are discussing their practice. Hanson argues that these accounts “reveal … Continue reading

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New Article: “From Engagement to Disengagement in a Psychiatric Assessment Process” by Anssi Peräkylä, Liisa Voutilainen, Maarit Lehtinen, Mariel Wuolio #sssi #emca #psychiatry https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.574 @sociologylens

Psychiatric assessments prominently feature in TV series like ‘Killing Eve’ or documentaries like ‘What makes a murderer’. The focus of these programmes often is on the mental state of the accused or convicted rather than with the process through which … Continue reading

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Review of Hannah Wohl’s book “Bound by Creativity” #SSSI #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.578 @sociologylens

There is a long-stanidng interest in the arts and creativity within Symbolic Interactionism. With her book “Bound by Creativity: How Contemporary Art is Created and Judged” Hannah Wohl contributes to this body of work. In his review of the book, … Continue reading

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Review of Kate Darling’s book “The New Breed: How to Think about Robots” by Dirk vom Lehn #SSSI #Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.576

We have published Dirk Vom Lehn’s review of Kate Darling’s book “The New Breed: How to Think about Robots.” In this book, Darling discusses robots as a “new breed” and provides a “neat opposite to technology-deterministic and dystopian arguments characterizing … Continue reading

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New Article: “Transgender Possibilities and the Cisgendering of Family among Cisgender Women” by J. E Sumerau & Giuseppina Valle Holway #SSSI #Sociology @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.573

J. E Sumerau & Giuseppina Valle Holway’s article has addressed the questions of “how do cisgender people construct familial expectations, and what consequences do these actions have for the reproduction of inequality?” In this article, the authors examine these questions … Continue reading

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Review of Anne Warfield Rawls’ book “Harold Garfinkel: Parsons’ Primer” by Nozomi Ikeya #SSSI #Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.571

We have published Nozomi Ikeya’s review of Anne Warfield Rawls’ book “Harold Garfinkel: Parsons’ Primer.” This edited collection comprises of papers elaborating Parsons’ works and their conversations with ethnomethodology. It also includes Parsons’ correspondences with Garfinkel and his colleagues, as … Continue reading

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Review of Robert Owen Gardner’s book “The Portable Community: Place and Displacement in Bluegrass Festival Life” by Lee Robert Blackstone #SSSI #Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.572

We have published Lee Robert Blackstone’s review of Robert Owen Gardner’ book “The Portable Community: Place and Displacement in Bluegrass Festival Life by Robert Owen Gardner” recently. In this book Gardner offers the concept of “portable community” and builds on Goffman’s notion … Continue reading

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New Article: ““I don’t say that I’m a who’s who”: Negotiating Identity through Humility Work” by SunAh M. Laybourn #SSSI #Sociology @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.569

SunAh M. Laybourn’s article has addressed the question of how the members of a group retain their identity while navigating the negative inferences when the strategies of reframing or imbuing identity are limited. She introduces the “humility work” as a … Continue reading

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Review of Max Besbris book “Upsold: Real Estate Agents, Prices, and Neighborhood Inequality” by Scott Grills #sssi #economicsociology @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.568

We have just published Scott Grills’ review of Max Besbris’ book “Upsold: Real Estate Agents, Prices, and Neighborhood Inequality”. In this book Besbris examines real estate agents’ interactional work to achieve and sustain their authority in relation to clients and … Continue reading

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Review of R.J. Maratea’s book “Killing with Prejudice” by Jeffrey T. Ulmer #sssi #sociology @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.566

We have just published Jeffrey T. Ulmer’s review of R.J. Maratea’s book “Killing with Prejudice. Institutionalized Racism in American Capital Punishment” on Early view of Symbolic Interaction. Ulmer suggests that Maratea “critiques McClesky v. Kemp (481 US 287, [1987]), the … Continue reading

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New Issue out: Symbolic Interaction (@sijournal), vol. 44/3 #sssi #sociology @sociologylens

ARTICLES “It’s Not a Pattern of Behavior”: Proxy Deflection of Eviction Stigma by Community Care Providers Garrett L. Grainger Pages: 479-503 PDF Performance of Agency in Real-Life Encounters: Turning Unequal Power and Structural Constraint into Collaboration Nanna Mik-Meyer, Mark Haugaard Pages: 504-532 PDF … Continue reading

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Review of Jean-Michel Chapoulie’s “Chicago Sociology” by Jean-François Côté https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.565 #sssi #Chicago #history #sociology @sociologylens

In his excellent review of Jean-Michel Chapoulie’s book “Chicago Sociology” Jean-François Côté elaborates on the contribution the book makes to the history of sociology and the history of interactionism. SSSI Members can download the review by clicking the image below … Continue reading

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Review of Wayne Brekhus’ book “The Sociology of Identity” by John C. Pruit (@johncpruit) #sssi #sociology #identity https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.567 @sociologylens

We have just published John C. Pruit’s review of “The Sociology of Identity: Authenticity, Multidimensionality, and Mobility” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. Pruit writes “The Sociology of Identity opens new possibilities for how we go about answering the fundamental … Continue reading

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Review of Michael L. Rosino’s (@michaelrosino) “Debating the Drug War” by Michelle Smirnova (@michsmirnova) #sssi #sociology #drugs #race https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.564 @sociologylens

In her review Michelle Smirnova describes Michael L. Rosino’s “Debating the Drug War. Race, Politics, and the Media” as “thoughtfully designed with students in mind, introducing both sociological concepts and historical events as key terms that are clearly defined and … Continue reading

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Early View: “All the World’s a Con: Frontstage, Backstage, and the Blurred Boundaries of Cosplay” by Erynn Masi de Casanova, Jeremy Brenner-Levoy, and Cole Weirich #sssi #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.533 @sociologylens

In their article “All the World’s a Con: Frontstage, Backstage, and the Blurred Boundaries of Cosplay” Erynn Masi de Casanova, Jeremy Brenner-Levoy and Cole Weirich analyze the boundaries between frontstage and backstage and between self and persona (character) in cosplay … Continue reading

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On Early View: “An Online Acquaintance Community: The Emergence of Chinese Virtual Civility” by Xiaoli Tian and Yanan Guo #sssi #sociology #online #community https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.537 cc @sociologylens

Recently, we have published Xiaoli Tian and Yanan Guo’s article “”An Online Acquaintance Community: The Emergence of Chinese Virtual Civility” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In their article, Tian and Guo explore “How is social etiquette performed when offline … Continue reading

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