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About Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction - Blog

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: David Altheide on Couldry/Hepp “The Mediated Construction of Reality” #sssi #sociology #media

Interactionists have always been interested in communication and the media. One of the scholars who have been at the forefront of interactionist research on the media over the past few decades has been David Altheide as his many articles in … Continue reading

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New Article: A.E. McKinzie “Scared to Death: Reflections on Panic and Anxiety in the Field” #sssi #sociology

We have just published Ashley E. McKinzie’s article “Scared to Death: Reflections on Panic and Anxiety in the Field”. In her article McKinzie uses an autoethnographic approach to investigate the experience of panic attacks as result of fieldwork. She aims … Continue reading

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New Book Review on Early View: David R. Gibson on Ira J. Cohen’s ‘Solitary Action’ #sssi #sociology

We have just published David R. Gibson’s review of Ira J. Cohen’s book “Solitary Action”. Members of SSSI can access the review by clicking on the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click … Continue reading

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New on Early View: Stigmatized Identities #sssi #sociology #stigma

We have just published Patrick Michael Casey’s article on ‘Stigmatized Identities’ on Early View. In his article Casey examines the complexities of ‘Muslim identity’ in the USA. Members of SSSI can download the article by clicking the image below. To … Continue reading

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New on Early View: Beth Montemurro on Constructing and Deconstructing Narratives of Racialized Sexual Selves #sssi #sociology #gender

We have just published Beth Montemurro’s article ““The Way That I Look at Things [Is] Different Because It’s Me”: Constructing and Deconstructing Narratives About Racialized Sexual Selves” on Early View of the Journal. In her article Beth examines in-depth interviews … Continue reading

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New Article on Early View – Wagner et al. on Neutralization Techniques by Gamblers #sssi #sociology

Gambling is often conceived as a major social problem as it entails huge cost for individuals and their families as well as for society. Jascha Wagner and colleagues have undertaken a fascinating study exploring the techniques that gamblers use to … Continue reading

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New on Early View – Natalia Ruiz-Junco’s Proposal for a Sociology of Empathy #sssi #sociology

We have just published Natalia Ruiz-Junco’s article “Advancing the Sociology of Empathy: A Proposal” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. Natalia who is an expert on Charles Horton Cooley reviews existing interactionist studies of ’empathy’ and then develops a proposal for a sociology … Continue reading

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