Category Archives: Analysis

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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“The Importance of Being Agnes” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction #sssi #sociology

At the 2015 ASA Conference in Chicago, the ASA Section Ethnomethodology & Conversation Analysis organised a Thematic Session related to Harold Garfinkel’s famous paper on the “Passing and the managed achievement of sex status in an intersexed person”; the paper … Continue reading

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New Article on Early view: “Stories of Non-becoming” #sssi #sociology #identity

By taking asexual lives as an example Susie Scott, Liz McDonnell and Matt Dawson explore the negation of identity and the suspension of a trajectory. Their article “Stories of Non-becoming: Non-issues, Non-events and Non-identities in Asexual Lives” has just been … Continue reading

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Janelle Lynn Wilson on ‘Nostalgia’ #sssi #sociology #authenticity

The growth in photo taking and videoing on a wide range mobile as well as the return of bands popular in the 1980s ad 1990s we are also seeing a revival of discussions about “nostalgia” and “authenticity”. Symbolic Interaction has … Continue reading

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Rescuing Interactionism by Paul Atkinson #sssi #sociology

Before you all head out for the weekend, sit back and read Paul Atkinson’s short paper “Rescuing Interactionism from Qualitative Research“. As a taster I give you a short quote: “they [interactionists] have for an equally long time known that … Continue reading

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