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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 article on EARLY VIEW: ‘Crisis Rhetoric, Stigma Play’ by Clara S. Lewis #sociology #sssi

Clara S. Lewis has conducted a study of undergraduate students who have selected humanities subjects and the impact of their selection on their status. In her investigations Lewis is concerned with how the students “renegotiate ideologies, practices, and resources in … Continue reading

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New article on Early View: ‘The Importance of ’empty gestures’ in Recovery’ #sssi #sociology

A new article has been published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In her paper “The Importance of ’empty gestures’ in Recover: Being Human Together” Astrid Skatvedt investigates the social processes through which ‘everydayness’ is accomplished in healthcare. Members of … Continue reading

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P. Sormani’s Review of “Deconstructing Ethnography” on Early View #sssi #sociology

“Deconstructing Ethnography” uses ethnomethodology to critically discuss the field of system design and its reliance on versions of technological determinism. Philippe Sormani has written a very interesting and insightful review of the book by Graham Button, Andy Crabtree, Mark Rouncefield … Continue reading

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Review of Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman’s book “The Color of Love” #sssi #sociology

In his review, Chris Conner describes Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman’s book “The Color of Love” as  “an excellent ethnographic project examining how race is constituted and affects the everyday lives of Afro-Brazilian family members.” By making an important contribution to our understanding of the … Continue reading

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Review of Tim Highfield’s “Social Media and Everyday Politics” on Early View #sssi #sociology

Today we are all the more aware that Twitter is used by politicians and for political purposes. As Rituparna Patgiri writes in her review,  Tim Highfield “very beautifully highlights the role that social media plays in organizing or helping movements and protests. … Continue reading

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A Quick look back to the History of SSSI #sssi #sociology #history

Originally posted on Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Blog:
Almost 20 years ago, in Summer 1997, Symbolic Interaction published a Special Issue (Vol. 20(2)) concerned with the history of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. The Special Issue…

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Invited Review by Peter Hall on recent publications on Mead

Peter M. Hall has written an excellent Review of a number of books that are concerned with and by George Herbert Mead. The books include the new “The Definite Edition of ‘Mind, Self and Society’” edited by Daniel R. Huebner … Continue reading

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