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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.

Pru Hobson-West’s Review of “Calling the Shots” by Jennifer A. Reich #sssi #sociology #bookreview

Despite a plentiful of scientific evidence a considerable number of parents object the vaccination of their children. In recent book “Calling the Shots” Jennifer A. Reich pursues the question why parents reject vaccination. The book has been reviewed by Pru Hobson-West. The … Continue reading

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N. Sugrue on Putnam’s ‘Our Kids’ #sssi #sociology #bookreview

We have just published Noreen Sugrue’s review of Robert Putnam’s ‘Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis’. In her review titled “No, It Is Not Naive to Think Communities Matter” Sugrue argues that “Putnam’s concern, fear even, for our children is a … Continue reading

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Symbolic Interaction Vol.40(1) is OUT! #sssi #sociology

The first issue of Symbolic Interaction for 2017 has just been published. Please see the Table of Content below. ARTICLES Parenting, Uncertainty, and Expert Advice: How Privileged American Families Work with Private Counselors in Their Children’s College Race (pages 3–24) Ken … Continue reading

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Wiley’s Top Altmetrics Articles: Symbolic Interaction

Wiley has published a list of the Top Altmetrics Articles. For Symbolic Interaction, they have listed  “I’m the Next American Idol”: Cooling Out, Accounts, and Perseverance at Reality Talent Show Auditions  By Junhow Wei And Nonsocial Transient Behavior: Social Disengagement … Continue reading

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New article on Early View: Lisa-Jo K. van den Scott “Collective Memory and Social Restructuring in the Case of Traditional Inuit Shamanism” #sssi #sociology

We have recently published Lisa-Jo K. van den Scott’s article “Collective Memory and Social Restructuring in the Case of Traditional Inuit Shamanism” on Early view. Members can access the article by clicking on the images below. To join SSSI and … Continue reading

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New on Early View- Chris Conner’s review of Monaghan/Atkinson’s “Challenging Myths of Masculinity” #sssi #sociology #masculinity

Chris Conner writes that Monaghan and Atkinson’s “Challenging Myths of Masculinity: Understanding Physical Cultures “is a highly sophisticated use of the interactionist perspective that challenges the taken for granted assumptions about gender and its performance”. Members can access his review of the … Continue reading

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New Article “Being Authentically American Indian” on Early View #sssi #sociology

We have just published an article on Early View that explores how people who did not previously identify as American Indian but are now reclaiming this racial-ethnic heritage. The article titled “Being Authentically American Indian: Symbolic Identity Construction and Social Structure among Urban New … Continue reading

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