Category Archives: Analysis

Brad Ictech “Smartphones and Face-to-Face Interaction” #sssi #technology #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.406 cc @BradIctech

In his article “Smartphones and Face-to-Face Interaction: Digital Cross-Talk during Encounters in Everyday Life’ published in our journal’s 2019 Thematic Issue on ‘Technology, the Internet, and Social Media’ (Vol.42(1)) Brad Ictech explores the impact smartphone use has on face-to-face encounters. … Continue reading

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New Article by Celeste Vaughan Curington ““We’re the Show at the Circus”: Racially Dissecting the Multiracial Body” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.484 #sssi @SociologyLens

In her paper “”“We’re the Show at the Circus”: Racially Dissecting the Multiracial Body” Celeste Vaughan Curington explores how the meaning and consequence of multiraciality are formed within a racialized interaction order. SSSI Members can download the article by clicking … Continue reading

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New Article: Danielle Pillet-Shore “Make the Sensorial Social” #sssi #senses #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.481

After the publication of Lorenza Mondada’s article “Orchestrating Multi‐sensoriality in Tasting Sessions: Sensing Bodies, Normativity, and Language” published in January, we now have published a second article that will be included in a Special Issue on ‘The Senses in Social … Continue reading

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New Article: “They Told Me My Name: Developing a Deaf Identity” by Laura Mauldin and Tara Fannon #sssi #sociology #deaf #identity

In their article “The told me my name: developing a deaf identity” Laura Mauldin and Tara Fannon analyze qualitative data collected through narrative interviews with five Deaf, gay and lesbian individuals with different racial backgrounds and find that deaf people’s … Continue reading

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New Article: “The Everyday Drama of Coproduction in Community Mental Health Services” by Sine Kirkegaard #sssi #sociology #healthservices #welfareby

Current welfare policy encourages “coproduction” between citizens and welfare workers so that “lay expertise” effectively becomes part of the provision of services. Drawing on fieldwork from Danish mental health services, this article analyzes how expertise and authority are organized and … Continue reading

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New Article: “The Body in Mind: Mead’s Embodied Cognition” by Ryan McVeigh #sssi #body #sociology #Mead

Over the past few decades sociology has increasingly explored how the body relates to the social. This has been reflected in debates in the burgeoning sociology of health and illness. As Ryan McVeigh’s article “The Body in Mind: Mead’s Embodied … Continue reading

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Just out: “Understanding Everyday Life: Generic Social Processes and the Pursuit of Transcontextuality” by Scott Grills #sssi #sociology #management

Recently, Scott Grills and Robert Prus published their book “Management Motifs” that Dawn Norris reviewed for Symbolic Interaction earlier this year. Scott Grills now has published an article in our journal titled “Understanding Everyday Life: Generic Social Processes and the … Continue reading

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New Article: “The Spirit of Blumer’s Method as a Guide to Sociological Discovery” #sssi #Blumer #sociology

In this article Michale Schwalbe explores Herbert Blumer’s methodological contribution to interactionism and sociology. Schwalbe argues that Blumer’s essay “The Methodological Position of Symbolic Interactionism” “voices a spirit of research that is ardently empirical, sociological, and creative”. Michael Schwalbe’s article … Continue reading

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Blog Post re “Distributed Selves: Shifting Inequities of Impression Management in Couples Living with Dementia” by James Rupert Fletcher #sssi #sociology

Blog Post in regard to: James Rupert Fletcher 2019 (Online First). “Distributed Selves: Shifting Inequities of Impression Management in Couples Living with Dementia.” Symbolic Interaction. If you had dementia, would you tell people? This question is at the heart of … Continue reading

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‘Unpacking the Unspoken’ by Stephanie Peña-Alves – #sssi @sijournal #myths #objects #object-mediated-communication #semiotics

Blog Post in regard to: Stephanie Peña-Alves. 2019 (Online First). “Outspoken Objects and Unspoken Myths: The Semiotics of Object‐Mediated Communication.” Symbolic Interaction Unpacking the Unspoken Stephanie Peña-Alves There is a kind of romance to things understood, but unspoken, things “said,” … Continue reading

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New Article: “Distributed Selves” by James Rupert Fletcher (@JamesRuFletcher) #sssi #sociology #gerontology #dementia

In his article “Distributed Selves: Shifting Inequities of Impression Management in Couples Living with Dementia” James Rupert Fletcher explores impression management of couples living with dementia. The article has just been published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. SSSI Members can … Continue reading

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New Article: “Surgical Identity Play: The Anatomy Lab Revisited” by A. H. Vinson @ahvinson #sssi #sociology #anatomy #identity

In her article “Surgical Identity Play: The Anatomy Lab Revisited” Alexandra H. Vinson shows show that the anatomy lab experience is an important form of professional socialization because here students learn to employ surgical instruments, language, and dress, and begin to … Continue reading

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New Article: “Outspoken Objects and Unspoken Myths” by Stephanie Peña‐Alves #sssi #sociology #semiotics

In her article “Outspoken Objects and Unspoken Myths: The Semiotics of Object‐Mediated Communication” Stephanie Peña‐Alves proposes that objects lie symbolically dormant until their deeper collective significance is activated through their use in interaction. Thus, through her research Stephanie Peńa-Alves expands the … Continue reading

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New Article: Casey Scheibling “Doing Fatherhood Online” #sssi #sociology

In his article “Doing Fatherhood Online: Men’s Parental Identities, Experiences, and Ideologies on Social Media” Casey Scheibling explores how men write about fatherhood on the internet. The article has just been published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. SSSI Members … Continue reading

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New Article: Avihu Shoshana “Love, Stigma, and Resistance” #sssi #love #sociology

We have just published Avihu Shoshana’s article “Love, Stigma, and Resistance: “Therapeutic Microaggressions” in a Prisoners’ Wives’ Support Group” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. SSSI Members can download the article by clicking the image below or HERE. To join SSSI and … Continue reading

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NEW THEMATIC ISSUE: Interaction and Organizations #sssi #sociology #management #organization @sijournal

Introduction to a Thematic Issue: Interaction and Organizations Scott R. Harris Pages: 509-512 Full text PDF ARTICLES Negotiated Discretion: Redressing the Neglect of Negotiation in “Street‐Level Bureaucracy” Lars E. F. Johannessen Pages: 513-538 Abstract Full text PDF References Connecting Practical … Continue reading

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Article: “Virgins, Terrorists, and Ten Children: Immigrants’ Humorous Play with Ethnic Stereotypes in Bonding with Danes in the Workplace” by Henriette Fries Esholdt #sssi #sociology

In her article “Virgins, Terrorists, and Ten Children: Immigrants’ Humorous Play with Ethnic Stereotypes in Bonding with Danes in the Workplace” Henriette Fries Esholdt argues that immigrants’ engagement in playful behavior with ethnic stereotypes in interactions with Danes is a … Continue reading

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New Article: “A Year Then Forever: Personal Resolution Making and the Temporal Bridge of the Near Future” by Jamie L. Mullaney #sssi #sociology #identity #time

We have just published a new article on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. The article entitled “A Year Then Forever: Personal Resolution Making and the Temporal Bridge of the Near Future” by Jamie L. Mullaney examines in-depth interviews to explore the … Continue reading

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New Article: “Broken Interaction Rituals, Struggles for Membership, and Violence among Children in Two Danish Schools” #sssi #sociology #violence #interactionrituals

We have just published a new article on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. The article entitled “Broken Interaction Rituals, Struggles for Membership, and Violence among Children in Two Danish Schools” by Sidsel Vice Jensen and Kathrine Vitus uses Goffman’s and … Continue reading

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New Article: “Negotiated Discretion: Redressing the Neglect of Negotiation in ‘Street‐Level Bureaucracy'” by Lars E. F. Johannessen #sssi #sociology #organisation

We have just published Lars E. F. Johannessen’s article “Negotiated Discretion: Redressing the Neglect of Negotiation in “’Street‐Level Bureaucracy’”” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In this article Johannessen explores how public policy is translated into ‘street-level bureaucracy’. SSSI Members … Continue reading

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