Category Archives: Announcement

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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