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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.

2018 SSSI Award Winners announced! #sssi #sociology

At the Banquet at the 2018 EUSSSI/Couch-Stone Symposium in Lancaster the President of the Society, Thomas DeGloma, presented the Society’s Awards. George Herbert Mead Life-Time Achievement Award: Robert Prus, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the … Continue reading

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New Article out! Joel Best on the Sociology of Orrin E. Klapp #sssi #sociology

In a new article that we have just published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction Joel Best examines the sociology of Orrin E. Clapp who is attributed as a member of the Second Chicago School. One important concept of Klapp’s … Continue reading

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Book Review out! ‘The Future as Sociological Problem’ by Robert Dingwall #sssi #sociology

We have just published Robert Dingwall’s review of Jens Beckert’s book “Imagines Futures. Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics”. Dingwall writes that “the book has many virtues in the breadth of the literature it embraces—from Simmel and Weber to contemporary empirical … Continue reading

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SSSI Notes Vol.47 No.1 is out! #sssi #sociology

The latest issue of the SSSI Newsletter Notes, Vol.47, No.1 has just been published on the Society’s website. To access the newsletter please click the image below.

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New Book Review out! Paul Atkinson on S. Lubet’s ‘Interrogating Ethnography’ #sssi #sociology #ethnography

There has been plenty of discussion about Alice Goffman’s ‘On the Run’ and the subsequent publications of Steven Lubet’s critique of Goffman’s ethnography and ethnography and ethnographic practice more generally. Earlier this year, Lubet published his understanding of ethnography that … Continue reading

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New book review out! “Tragedy of a Breakthrough: The Iowa School of Symbolic Interaction in Autobiographical Narratives” by Andrea Ploder

In today’s interactionist research the important work conducted by ‘The Iowa School’ is often forgotten. A few years ago, the late Dan Miller wrote an excellent overview about the motivation of scholars like Carl Couch in conducting highly innovative work … Continue reading

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New Article: “No Room for Respectability” by Lily Liang #sssi #boundary-work #sociology

We have just published Lily Liang’s article “No Room for Respectability: Boundary Work in Interaction at a Shanghai Rental” in Symbolic Interaction (Vol.42(2). SSSI members can download the artice by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction … Continue reading

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