Category Archives: Analysis

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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