Category Archives: Book Review

Review of T. F. Gieryn’s “Truth Spots” #sssi #emca

In the context of the current discussions about “post-truth”, “fake news” etc. Thomas F. Gieryn has published his book “Truth Spots: How Places make People Believe”. Patrick G. Watson (Wilfried Laurier University) has reviewed the book for Symbolic Interaction and … Continue reading

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New book review: Alex Dennis on Espeland/Sauder’s “Engines of Anxiety”

Alex Dennis describes Wendy Nelson Espeland’s and Michael Sauder’s book ‘Engines of Anxiety: Rankings, Reputation, and Accountability’ as “rigorous, human, and timely”. Members can download the review by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction … Continue reading

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Review of Emma Engdahl’s “Depressive Love” published on Early View. #sssi #sociology #love #freeaccess

We have just published a review of Emma Engdahl’s book “Depressive Love” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In her review Irene Psaroudakis writes that “current, refined, and interesting not only for scholars, but for everyone who experiences relationships lacking … Continue reading

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Joel O. Powell’s Review of “Social Psychology: Individuals, Interaction, and Inequality” by Karen A. Hegtvedt and Cathryn Johnson #sssi #sociology #socialpsychology cc @SocialPsych

We have just published Joel O. Powell’s critical review of Karen A. Hegtvedt and Cathryn Johnson’s textbook “Social Psychology: Individuals, Interaction, and Inequality” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. SSSI members can download Joel O. Powell’s review by clicking the … Continue reading

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Review of Waskul/Eaton ‘The Supernatural in Society, Culture, and History’ #sssi #bookreview

We have just published Nathan W. DeVenne’s review of Dennis Waskul and Marc Eaton’s book “The Supernatural in Society, Culture, and History’ on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. DeVenne states that Wasku and Eaton’s book “offers a robust interdisciplinary approach … 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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New book review explores “a tension between unity and pluralistic social movements” – JL Johnson on R. Dunn’s “Toward a Pragmatist Sociology” #sssi #sociology

“Robert G. Dunn’s Toward a Pragmatist Sociology  demonstrates John Dewey’s influence on sociological imagination, arguing that a synthesis of Deweyan and Millsian social science could regain cultural relevance for sociology.” We have published J.L. Johnson’s review on Early view. SSSI … Continue reading

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