Category Archives: Analysis

New Article: “Put Your “Hand Emotes in the Air:” Twitch Concerts as Unsuccessful Large-Scale Interaction Rituals” by Femke Vandenberg (@femvandenberg) https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.605 @sociologylens #sssi #sociology

We have just published Femke Vandenberg’s article “Put Your “Hand Emotes in the Air:” Twitch Concerts as Unsuccessful Large-Scale Interaction Rituals”. In her paper, Vandenberg explores “mediated concerts” disseminated via Twitch as a growing form of music consumption and investigates … Continue reading

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New Article: “Erving Goffman on Misinformation and Information Control: The Conduct of Contemporary Russian Information Operations” by Martin Innes and Andrew Dawson https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.603 #sssi #sociology #goffman @sociologylens

There is currently plenty of debate about “fake news”, “propaganda”, “misinformation” and the likes. Martin Innes and Andrew Dawson put into dialogue a large corpus of social media data with Goffman’s concepts of “misinformation”. The article can be downloaded HERE. … Continue reading

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New Article: “Politics of Crisis: Threatening and Defending Journalistic Expertise—A Processual Account” by Alexander Antony, Silke Steets, & Michaela Pfadenhauer https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.598 @sociologylens #sssi #media #sociology #journalism #politics #crisis

There is plenty of discussion about media in our journal. Save for David Altheide’s well-known research on news media and more recently Christopher Schneider’s discussion of social media and policing, a few years ago we published Valérie Bélair-Gagnon‘s article “Revisiting … Continue reading

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New Article: “Birthing a Secret Creative Self in Suppressive Organizations” by Shirly Bar-Lev and Michal Morag https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.596 #sssi #sociology #organization #identity @sociologylens

Shirly Bar-Lev and Michal Morag have just published an excellent research paper on Early View of Symbolic Interaction that explores “how cult members create both physical and mental backspace to allow the birth of a secret creative self within the … Continue reading

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New Article: ““Being Mean” and “Spazzing Out:” Social Calibration and Gender in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.584 by Brigid E.K. Burke #sociology #sport #sssi #gender #jiujitsu @sociologylens

We have just published Brigid E.K. Burke’s article “‘Being Mean’ and ‘Spazzing Out:’ Social Calibration and Gender in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. The author’s excellent Video Abstract discusses the content of the article. SSSI … Continue reading

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New Article: ““I Say I Work at the University”: Norwegian Professors and Passing as Interaction Ritual” by Anders Vassenden and Ingrid Rusnes #SSSI @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.583

Using qualitative interviews, Vassenden and Rusnes examine Norwegian professors’ everyday self-presentation and leave their occupation undisclosed before cautiously negotiating possible disclosure. Using Goffman’s treatise of passing with interaction ritual and facework, the paper suggests that while “(soft) self-protection is one … Continue reading

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New book review: Jason Rodriquez reviews Tania M. Jenkins @taniamjenkins “Doctors’ Orders” #sssi #sociology #health https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.580 cc @sociologylens

We have just published Jason Rodriquez review of Tania M. Jenkins’ book “Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession”. Members of SSSI can download the review HERE or by clicking the image below.

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New Article: “From Engagement to Disengagement in a Psychiatric Assessment Process” by Anssi Peräkylä, Liisa Voutilainen, Maarit Lehtinen, Mariel Wuolio #sssi #emca #psychiatry https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.574 @sociologylens

Psychiatric assessments prominently feature in TV series like ‘Killing Eve’ or documentaries like ‘What makes a murderer’. The focus of these programmes often is on the mental state of the accused or convicted rather than with the process through which … Continue reading

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Early View: “All the World’s a Con: Frontstage, Backstage, and the Blurred Boundaries of Cosplay” by Erynn Masi de Casanova, Jeremy Brenner-Levoy, and Cole Weirich #sssi #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.533 @sociologylens

In their article “All the World’s a Con: Frontstage, Backstage, and the Blurred Boundaries of Cosplay” Erynn Masi de Casanova, Jeremy Brenner-Levoy and Cole Weirich analyze the boundaries between frontstage and backstage and between self and persona (character) in cosplay … Continue reading

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On Early View: “An Online Acquaintance Community: The Emergence of Chinese Virtual Civility” by Xiaoli Tian and Yanan Guo #sssi #sociology #online #community https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.537 cc @sociologylens

Recently, we have published Xiaoli Tian and Yanan Guo’s article “”An Online Acquaintance Community: The Emergence of Chinese Virtual Civility” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In their article, Tian and Guo explore “How is social etiquette performed when offline … Continue reading

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New Article: “Anticipating White Futures: The Ends-Based Orientation of White Thinking” by Jennifer Mueller and DyAnna K. Washington @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.563 #sssi #sociology #race

Symbolic Interaction has published a new article entitled “Anticipating White Futures: The Ends-based Orientation of White Thinking”. In their article, Jennifer Mueller and DyAnna K. Washington use Mueller’s Theory of Racial Ignorance to explore how racial cognition abides by ends-based … Continue reading

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Call for Papers – ‘Forgotten Interactionists of Color’, Special Issue of Symbolic Interaction edited by Julien Grayer and Christopher T. Conner #sssi #sociology #journal

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I wanted to announce an exciting project that I am working on with Julien Grayer, a doctoral candidate here at the University of Missouri. We are preparing a guest edited issue of Symbolic Interaction (the flagship … Continue reading

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New Issue of Symbolic Interaction is out! Vol.44(2) #sssi #sociology @sociologylens

We have just published a new issue, Vol.44 No. 2, that includes 6 articles, 6 book reviews, an invited article by Matthew Hughey entitled “How Blackness Matters in White Lives”, and Anthony J. Puddephatt’s Review Eaasy “What’s Good for the … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Neil McLaughlin on “The Hinge” by Gary Alan Fine https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.560 #sssi #sociology #tinypublics @sociologlens

We have just published Neil MLaughlin’s review of Gary Alan Fine’s book “The Hinge: Civil Society, Group Culture, and the Power of Local Commitments. McLaughlin argues that with this book Fine “ventures into the core of political sociology, social movements … Continue reading

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New Article: “Reproducing the Gaming Gender Hierarchy” by Bertan Buyukozturk https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.553 #sssi #sociology #gaming #othering #genderhierarchy #socialplace

We have just published Bertan Buyukozturk’s article “Reproducing the Gaming Gender Hierarchy” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. Based on 47 in-depth interviews the author explores how gender inequality is reproduced by gamers. SSSI Members can download the article by … Continue reading

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New Article on Editor’s Invitation: Matthew W. Hughey “How Blackness Matters in White Lives” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.552 #sssi #BLM #race #racialization @sociologylens

From time to time, the editor of Symbolic Interaction invites scholars with expertise in particular areas to write subject-specific articles. One of these invited pieces has just been published on Early View. In his article, Matthew W. Hughey notes that … Continue reading

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New Article: “Making Independent Decisions Together: Rational Emotions in Legal Adjudication” by Stina Bergman Blix https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.549 #sssi #law @sociologylens

In her article ” “Making Independent Decisions Together: Rational Emotions in Legal Adjudication” Sina Berbman Blix analyzes rational decision‐making in court as an emotive‐cognitive process formed in and through social interaction. Bergman Blix draws on current theoretical discussions that have … Continue reading

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New Article: ““Man Looks at the Outward Appearance, God Looks at the Heart”: Inclusion and Identity in a High Boundary Religion” by Jonathan Walker and Scott T. Fitzgerald https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.548 #sssi #religion @sociologylens

We have just published Jonathan Walker and Scott T. Fitzgerald’s article ““Man Looks at the Outward Appearance, God Looks at the Heart”: Inclusion and Identity in a High Boundary Religion” in which the authors “bring together literatures on identity and … Continue reading

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Anthony James Williams’ review of Hannem and colleagues’ edited volume “Security and Risk Technologies in Criminal Justice: Critical Perspectives” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.550 #sssi #policing #technology @sociologylens

We have just published Anthony James Williams’ review of “Security and Risk Technologies in Criminal Justice: Critical Perspectives” edited by Stacey Hannem, Carrie Sanders, Christopher J. Schneider, Aaron Doyle, and Tony Christensen. Williams describes the book as “a great introductory … Continue reading

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New Special Issue out ‘The Senses in Social Interaction’ edited by Will Gibson (@willjimgibson) and Dirk vom Lehn (@dirkvl) #sssi #emca #interaction https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/15338665/2021/44/1 cc @sociologylens

Symbolic Interaction (@sijournal) has just published our Special Issue on ‘The Senses in Social Interaction’ (Vol.44(1)). The Table of Contents is below. Will Gibson and Dirk vom Lehn – Introduction: The Senses in Social Interaction [Open Access] https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.539 Danielle Pillet-Shore – “When … Continue reading

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