Category Archives: Book Review

Review of Gary Alan Fine’s ‘Talking Art’ published #sssi #sociology #art

We have just published Amanda Koontz review of Gary Alan Fine’s book “Talking Art: The Culture of Practice and the Practice of Culture in MFA Education”. Professor Koontz writes that “Talking Art offers interesting insight into the tensions that derive … Continue reading

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Andrew P. Carlin’s review of “Bringing War to Book” by R. Woodward and Neil. K. Jenkings #sssi #military #sociology

Andrew P. Carlin writes that “The business of sociologists is reading books about books—internal debates on the value of this or that theory, ad infinitum. Bringing War to Bookis about books too, but in a refreshingly different manner: the core … 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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J Raclaw’s Review of “Embodying Family Choreography” by Marjorie Goodwin and Asta Cekaite #sssi #emca #sociology

Goodwin and Cekaite’s book “Embodying Family Choreography “is arguably many things at once, though not to its detriment: it is a powerful resource for scholars in childhood studies and the sociology of the family to see how families collaboratively move through … Continue reading

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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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