Category Archives: Analysis

New on Early View: Maja Sawicka ‘Searching for a Narrative of Loss. Interactional Ordering of Ambiguous Grief’ #sssi #sociology

Maja Sawicka’s article “Searching for a Narrative of Loss. Interactional Ordering of Ambiguous Grief” conceptualizes the experience of grief arising from miscarriage/stillbirth as both culturally “disembedded”—not regulated by a coherent set of feeling and display rules, and interactionally “disenfranchised”—framed by the … Continue reading

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New on Early View: C. McNamara ‘Responsibility-Shifting in a Gambling Environment’ #sssi #sociology

We have just published Cormac McNamara’s article “Responsibility-Shifting in a Gambling Environment” on Early view of Symbolic Interaction. The article explores how people who gamble in betting shops explain their failure to win by attributing them to external factors outside … Continue reading

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New Issue is Out! – Symbolic Interaction Vol.39(4) #sssi #sociology

Table of Content – Vol.39(4) ARTICLES The Organization of Corrective Demonstrations Using Embodied Action in Sports Coaching Feedback (pages 525–556) Bryn Evans and Edward Reynolds “It’s Only Sport”—The Symbolic Neutralization of “Violence” (pages 557–576) Christopher R. Matthews and Alex Channon An Interactionist … Continue reading

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New Article on Early View: Corrective Demonstratons in Sports Coaching by Evans & Reynolds #sssi #emca #sociology

I (@dirkvl) was lucky enough to meet Bryn Evans some time ago when he visited London where he shared with a small group video-taped recordings of basketball coaching. I am delighted to see that this research now has been published … Continue reading

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New article on Early View on the work of North American Jurors by D.R. Gibson

David R. Gibson’s article “The Habits of Normal, Innocent People, as Construed by the North American Juror” was just published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction.  Abstract Deliberating juries draw on commonsense notions of what counts as “normal” behavior in … Continue reading

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New on Early View: “Collaborative Music-Making with Digital Audio Workstations”

A new article on Early View titled “Collaborative Music-Making with Digital Audio Workstations” has been published this week. The article written by Phillip Booker and Wes Sharrock “examines amateur music-making using a digital audio workstation, showing how audio and software … Continue reading

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New Article: Accountability as an Inhabited Institution” by Tim Hallett & Emily Meanwell #sssi #sociology

Accountability as an Inhabited Institution: Contested Meanings and the Symbolic Politics of Reform Abstract This paper examines the failed attempt to reauthorize the American educational law known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in 2007. Drawing on existing research on … Continue reading

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