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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 by Kathy Charmaz ‘Experiencing Stigma and Exclusion’ #sssi #sociology #illness #stigma #neoliberalism

In her latest article in Symbolic Interaction entitled ‘Experiencing Stigma and Exclusion: The Influence of Neoliberal Perspectives, Practices, and Policies on Living with Chronic Illness and Disability’ Kathy Charmaz examines pivotal experiences of chronically ill people and shows how neoliberalism … Continue reading

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New paper: ‘The Haunting of Shame: Autoethnography and the Multivalent Stigma of Being Queer, Muslim, and Single’ by Aliraza Javaid #sssi #sociology #stigma

We have just published a new article by Aliraza Javaid on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In his article Aliraza examines multiple stigmas and dichotomies to illustrate the human lived experience of a gay Muslim single, who is silenced, invisibilized, … Continue reading

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“Connecting Practical Doings to Cultural Meanings: Exploring theWork of Moral Mediators in Human Service Organizations” by Carley Geiss Winner of ASA Section Sociology of Emotions Graduate Student Award! #sssi #sociology @asanews @carleygeiss

Carley Geiss’s article “”Connecting Practical Doings to Cultural Meanings: Exploring the Work of Moral Mediators in Human Service Organizations” was awarded The Graduate Student paper of 2019 Award of the ASA Section Sociology of Emotion! Congratulations, Carley! In her article, … Continue reading

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New Book Review out! “Signing the Drama of Dialogue” by Robert Wade Kenny – review of “The Rhetoric of Signs” By Robert Perinbanayagam #sssi #sociology

We have just published Robert Wade Kenny’s review of Robert Perinbanayagam’s book “The Rhetoric of Signs” in our journal. Professor Kenny has written an extended version of that review that we publish below. SSSI Members can download the original review … Continue reading

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Out now: Leonard A Steverson’s review of Carla P Davis’ book “Girls and Juvenile Justice” #sssi #bookreview #sociology

Leonard A. Stevenson writes in his review of Davis’s book “Girls and Juvenile Justice” would be a fine ancillary to upper division courses in sociology and criminology, especially those involving symbolic interactionism, juvenile delinquency, institutional correc- tions, gender inequality, racial … Continue reading

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Popular Papers in Symbolic Interaction #sssi #sociology #top20article @sijournal

Doing Gender Beyond the Binary: A Virtual Ethnography Just the “Typical College Diet-: How College Students Use Life Stages to Account for Unhealthy Eating Bathrooms, Boundaries, and Emotional Burdens: Cisgendering Interactions Through the Interpretation of Transgender Experience Stigmatized Identities: Too … Continue reading

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Out now: Saul Albert’s Review of ‘The Persistence of Taste’ edited by Malcolm Quinn et al.

Interactionists have studied the production and consumption of art at the latest since Howard Becker’s work on ‘Art Worlds’. Most recently  Gary Alan Fine published his book ‘Talking Art” in which he reveals how MFA programs have shifted the goal of … Continue reading

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