Category Archives: book reviews

New Book Review out: Michael Dellwing on “Updating Charles Horton Cooley” edited by N. Ruiz-Junco and B. Brossard #sssi #Cooley #sociology

Charles Horton Cooley is one of the key figures within sociology and symbolic interactionism. Yet, despite the importance of Cooley’s work a (re-)appreciation of his work and its relevant to current debate has been long overdue. Natalia Ruiz-Junco and Baptiste … Continue reading

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Review of Hammersley’s “The Radicalism of Ethnomethodology” by K. Neil Jenkings #emca #sociology #sssi

There is a burgeoning interest in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis. This growing interest is reflected in the growth of participants in EMCA conferences and publications that add to the body of literature in the field as well as by critical … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Harvey Farberman’s “Essays in Interactionist Sociology” reviewed by David L. Altheide #sssi #sociology #interactionism #bookreview

Harvey A. Farberman is professor emeritus of social welfare policy at Stony Brook University. He was a co-founder and president of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, served as editor of the journal Symbolic Interaction, won the SSSI Distinguished Service … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Lindsey M. Ibañez reviews Baptiste Brossard’s “Why do we hurt ourselves?” #sssi #selfharm #sociology

In her review of Baptiste Brossard’s book “Why do we hurt ourselves? Understanding Self-Harm in Social Life” Lindsey M. Ibañez highlights how skillfully Brossard reveals the diverse accounts people give post-hoc for their behaviour. The review entitled “Hurting Oneself to … Continue reading

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New Book Review: A.H. Vinson on “Lesson Plans” by Judson Everitt

In symbolic interactionism there is a renewed interest in management and organisational analysis. Over the past years, for example, Timothy Hallett has pointed out the neglect of interaction within management fields and argued for the study of “inhabited institutions”. This concept … Continue reading

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Out now: Leonard A Steverson’s review of Carla P Davis’ book “Girls and Juvenile Justice” #sssi #bookreview #sociology

Leonard A. Stevenson writes in his review of Davis’s book “Girls and Juvenile Justice” would be a fine ancillary to upper division courses in sociology and criminology, especially those involving symbolic interactionism, juvenile delinquency, institutional correc- tions, gender inequality, racial … Continue reading

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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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