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Carley Geiss’s article “Exploring Cultural Conventions of Compassionate Healthcare through Virtual Narrative Ethnography” wins 2019 Couch Award! #sssi #sociology #award #Couch cc @carleygeiss

Carley Geiss (University of South Florida) won the 2019 Couch Award for her work, “Exploring Cultural Conventions of Compassionate Healthcare through Virtual Narrative Ethnography.”  In this study, Geiss illustrates how public organizational narratives about compassionate healthcare reflect and reinforce cultural … 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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2019 Maines Award for Schrock, McCabe, and Vaccaro’s paper “Narrative Manhood Acts” #sssi @sijournal #narrative

Douglas Schrock (Florida State University), Janice McCabe (Dartmouth College), and Christian Vaccaro (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) won the 2019 Maines Award for their work published in Symbolic Interaction, “Narrative Manhood Acts: BattererIntervention Program Graduates’ TragicRelationships”  In this article, the authors … 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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Book Review of “The World in Guangzhou” by Fangheyue A. Ma #sssi #sociology #technology #migration #mobility

In her review of Gordon Mathews and colleagues book “The World in Guangzhou: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China’s Global Marketplace” Fangheyue A. Ma asks, “Is China on the path toward becoming more global, multicultural, and cosmopolitan?”, and uses her … Continue reading

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“‘Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy’ by Richard E. Ocejo'” reviewed by Erik T. Withers #sssi #sociology #bookreview

Richard E. Ocejo‘s book “Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy” that won the 2019 Max Weber Book Award of the ASA Section ‘Organizations, Occupations and Work’ has been reviewed for Symbolic Interaction by Erik T. Withers. The … Continue reading

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New Book Review: J. E. Melvin discusses Smith’s and Delamont’s “Lost Ethnographies” #sssi #ethnography #sociology

Have you ever begun an ethnographic project but then for whatever reason the work was abandoned? Robin James Smith and Sara Delamont have edited a book on such lost ethnographies that Jennifer E. Melvin reviewed for Symbolic Interaction. SSSI Members … Continue reading

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“Connecting Practical Doings to Cultural Meanings: Exploring theWork of Moral Mediators in Human Service Organizations” by Carley Geiss Winner of ASA Section Sociology of Emotions Graduate Student Award! #sssi #sociology @asanews @carleygeiss

Carley Geiss’s article “”Connecting Practical Doings to Cultural Meanings: Exploring the Work of Moral Mediators in Human Service Organizations” was awarded The Graduate Student paper of 2019 Award of the ASA Section Sociology of Emotion! Congratulations, Carley! In her article, … Continue reading

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Popular Papers in Symbolic Interaction #sssi #sociology #top20article @sijournal

Doing Gender Beyond the Binary: A Virtual Ethnography Just the “Typical College Diet-: How College Students Use Life Stages to Account for Unhealthy Eating Bathrooms, Boundaries, and Emotional Burdens: Cisgendering Interactions Through the Interpretation of Transgender Experience Stigmatized Identities: Too … Continue reading

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CfP – Special Issue – “Celebrating and Interrogating the Blumerian Legacy” #sssi #SymbolicInteraction

Special Issue Call For Papers Jacqueline Low and Gary Bowden (Eds.) Celebrating and Interrogating the Blumerian Legacy   Deadline to Submit Papers: September 30, 2019   As we mark the 50th  Anniversary of the publication of Blumer’s (1969) pivotal work … Continue reading

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Jennifer Millard Boyle’s review of “Bikes and Bloomers” by Kat Jungnickel #sssi #materiality #sociology

We have just published Jennifer Millard Boyle’s review of Kat Jungnickel’s “Bikes and Bloomers. Women Inventors and their Extraordinary Cycle Wear” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. SSSI Members can download the review by clicking the image below. To join … Continue reading

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Call for Book Reviewers (Symbolic Interaction) #sssi #sociology

I have received a number of books that I would like to have reviewed in Symbolic Interaction. Please have a look at the images below, check them out at the publishers’ websites and let me know if you would like … Continue reading

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Couch-Stone Symposium 2019 – Des Moines, Iowa, 16 – 18 May #sssi #conference #CfP

TEACHING & SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM Couch-Stone Symposium May 16-18, 2019 Des Moines, Iowa Co-Organizers: Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College David Schweingruber, Iowa State University How should Symbolic Interactionism be taught in the undergraduate classroom? How can the Symbolic Interactionist … Continue reading

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Symbolic Interaction Vol.41 (4) is Out!

ARTICLES Full Access Deservingness, Deadbeat Dads, and Responsible Fatherhood: Child Support Policy and Rhetorical Conceptualizations of Poverty, Welfare, and the Family Brittany Pearl Battle Pages: 443-464 Abstract Full text PDF Full Access “They Are Just Like You and Me”: Cultivating … Continue reading

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New Article by M.J. Ghidina “Finding God in Grain” #sssi #sociology #religion

We have just published Marcia J. Ghidina’s article “Finding God in Grain: Crop Circles, Rationality, and the Construction of Spiritual Experience” on Early View of Symbolic interaction. Ghidina explores how “believers define crop circles  as spiritual using subjective and normative … Continue reading

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2018 SSSI Award Winners announced! #sssi #sociology

At the Banquet at the 2018 EUSSSI/Couch-Stone Symposium in Lancaster the President of the Society, Thomas DeGloma, presented the Society’s Awards. George Herbert Mead Life-Time Achievement Award: Robert Prus, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the … Continue reading

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Book Review out! ‘The Future as Sociological Problem’ by Robert Dingwall #sssi #sociology

We have just published Robert Dingwall’s review of Jens Beckert’s book “Imagines Futures. Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics”. Dingwall writes that “the book has many virtues in the breadth of the literature it embraces—from Simmel and Weber to contemporary empirical … Continue reading

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SSSI Notes Vol.47 No.1 is out! #sssi #sociology

The latest issue of the SSSI Newsletter Notes, Vol.47, No.1 has just been published on the Society’s website. To access the newsletter please click the image below.

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New Book Review on Early View: Neil Jenkings on Juergen Streeks’ ‘Self-Making Man’ #sssi #emca #sociology

We have just published Neil Jenkings’ review of Juergen Streeck’s book “Self-Making Man”. SSSI Members can download the review by clicking on the image below. SSSI members can download the review by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe … Continue reading

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2017 Annual SSSI Conference in Montreal – Final Program #sociology

Dear Friends and Colleagues the Final Program of our conference in Montreal has just been published on our website. Please follow the link below, have a look at the conference and then join SSSI in Montreal. Beth Montemurro has done a splendid job … Continue reading

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