Category Archives: ethnography

New Article: A.E. McKinzie “Scared to Death: Reflections on Panic and Anxiety in the Field” #sssi #sociology

We have just published Ashley E. McKinzie’s article “Scared to Death: Reflections on Panic and Anxiety in the Field”. In her article McKinzie uses an autoethnographic approach to investigate the experience of panic attacks as result of fieldwork. She aims … Continue reading

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New article on Early View: ‘The Importance of ’empty gestures’ in Recovery’ #sssi #sociology

A new article has been published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In her paper “The Importance of ’empty gestures’ in Recover: Being Human Together” Astrid Skatvedt investigates the social processes through which ‘everydayness’ is accomplished in healthcare. Members of … Continue reading

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P. Sormani’s Review of “Deconstructing Ethnography” on Early View #sssi #sociology

“Deconstructing Ethnography” uses ethnomethodology to critically discuss the field of system design and its reliance on versions of technological determinism. Philippe Sormani has written a very interesting and insightful review of the book by Graham Button, Andy Crabtree, Mark Rouncefield … Continue reading

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Review of Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman’s book “The Color of Love” #sssi #sociology

In his review, Chris Conner describes Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman’s book “The Color of Love” as  “an excellent ethnographic project examining how race is constituted and affects the everyday lives of Afro-Brazilian family members.” By making an important contribution to our understanding of the … Continue reading

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New Article on Neighbourhood Identity Early View #sssi #sociology #ethnography

In sociology, there is a growing interest in urban ethnography. Recently, our journal Symbolic Interaction published reviews of Matthew Desmond’s “Evicted“, Emma Jackson’s “Young Homeless People and Urban Space“, and Alice Goffman’s “On the Run“. In her artile “Looking Forward, … Continue reading

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“Young Homeless People and Urban Space: Fixed in Mobility” book review by Waverly Duck

There is lots of interest in urban ethnography these days. In Symbolic Interaction, for example, Jacob Avery recently reviewed Alice Goffman’s “On the Run”. Whilst many of the urban ethnographies focus on US-American cities, in Europe and the UK urban … Continue reading

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Review of A. Waterston’s “My Father’s War” #sssi #sociology

With Alisse Waterston‘s “My Father’s War: Migration, Memory ,and the Violence of a Century” we review another book from the Innovative Ethnographies Series that is edited by Phillip Vannini. The review written by Kaya Hamer-Small highlights the important contribution Waterston’s book makes … Continue reading

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