Category Archives: interactionism

New Article: “Orchestrating Multi‐sensoriality in Tasting Sessions: Sensing Bodies, Normativity, and Language” by Lorena Mondada #sssi #sociology #interaction #senses

In light of the burgeoning interest in the sociology of the senses symbolic interactionist also have shown a growing concern with studies of how the senses feature in people’s social life. Relatively few studies however explore how the senses, sense … 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 Article: “Broken Interaction Rituals, Struggles for Membership, and Violence among Children in Two Danish Schools” #sssi #sociology #violence #interactionrituals

We have just published a new article on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. The article entitled “Broken Interaction Rituals, Struggles for Membership, and Violence among Children in Two Danish Schools” by Sidsel Vice Jensen and Kathrine Vitus uses Goffman’s and … Continue reading

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New Article: “Negotiated Discretion: Redressing the Neglect of Negotiation in ‘Street‐Level Bureaucracy'” by Lars E. F. Johannessen #sssi #sociology #organisation

We have just published Lars E. F. Johannessen’s article “Negotiated Discretion: Redressing the Neglect of Negotiation in “’Street‐Level Bureaucracy’”” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In this article Johannessen explores how public policy is translated into ‘street-level bureaucracy’. SSSI Members … Continue reading

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New paper: ‘The Haunting of Shame: Autoethnography and the Multivalent Stigma of Being Queer, Muslim, and Single’ by Aliraza Javaid #sssi #sociology #stigma

We have just published a new article by Aliraza Javaid on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In his article Aliraza examines multiple stigmas and dichotomies to illustrate the human lived experience of a gay Muslim single, who is silenced, invisibilized, … Continue reading

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CfP – Special Issue – “Celebrating and Interrogating the Blumerian Legacy” #sssi #SymbolicInteraction

Special Issue Call For Papers Jacqueline Low and Gary Bowden (Eds.) Celebrating and Interrogating the Blumerian Legacy   Deadline to Submit Papers: September 30, 2019   As we mark the 50th  Anniversary of the publication of Blumer’s (1969) pivotal work … Continue reading

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New Article out: ‘TipWork: Examining the Relational Dynamics of Tipping beyond the Service Counter’ by Eli R. Wilson #sssi #sociology #service

There is a sustained interest in economic sociology and economic interaction. In the light of this burgeoning body of research we have just published Eli R. Wilson’s article “TipWork: Examining the Relational Dynamics of Tipping beyond the Service Counter” that … Continue reading

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New Article (Open ACCESS) Mark Perry et al. “Visual Narrative and Temporal Relevance: Segueing Instant Replay into Live Broadcast TV” #sssi #emca #sociology

In symbolic interactionism there is a long-standing interest in the media and their production. In this journal we have published a large number of articles by renowned authors like  David Altheide and Joel Best and more recently Chris Schneider and … Continue reading

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Chris Julien “Couch Revisited: A Theoretical Treatment of The Information‐Technological Media of Imgur, Reddit, and Twitter” #sssi #socialmedia #internet #technology #freeaccess

Symbolic Interaction will soon publish a thematic issue broadly concerned with technology, the internet and social media. Chris Julien’s article “Couch Revisited: A Theoretical Treatment of The Information‐Technological Media of Imgur, Reddit, and Twitter” is the first article from that … Continue reading

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New article: “Manipulation in Board Game Interactions: Being a Sporting Player” by Emily Hofstetter & Jessica Robles #sssi #sociology #EMCA

We have just published Emily Hofstetter and Jessica Robles article “Manipulation in Board Game Interactions: Being a Sporting Player” on Early View of the journal. The authors use an approach used across symbolic interactionism, discursive psychology and conversation and analysis … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Nash’s Review of “Microsociological Perspectives for Environmental Sociology” published – #sssi #sociology

The environment is often discussed in macrosociological terms. Bradley H. Brewster and Antony Puddephatt’s edited collection “Microsociological Perspectives for Environmental Sociology” “demonstrates how micro‐perspectives address matters previously within the domain of macro‐analytic research, and how such analysis can inform theory and … Continue reading

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New Article out! Joel Best on the Sociology of Orrin E. Klapp #sssi #sociology

In a new article that we have just published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction Joel Best examines the sociology of Orrin E. Clapp who is attributed as a member of the Second Chicago School. One important concept of Klapp’s … Continue reading

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New book review out! “Tragedy of a Breakthrough: The Iowa School of Symbolic Interaction in Autobiographical Narratives” by Andrea Ploder

In today’s interactionist research the important work conducted by ‘The Iowa School’ is often forgotten. A few years ago, the late Dan Miller wrote an excellent overview about the motivation of scholars like Carl Couch in conducting highly innovative work … Continue reading

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New on Early View: Review of G.A. Fine’s Players and Pawns #sssi #sociology

We have just published Taylor Price’s review of Gary Alan Fine’s ‘Players and Pawns. How Chess builds Community and Culture’. Taylor Price writes that “Gary Alan Fine provides an ethnographic account of chess as a soft and sticky cultural activity that “drips … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘War and Conflict Commemoration” by Neil Jenkings #sssi #sociology #war #conflict

We have just published Neil Jenking’s review of two books: Memory, Place and Identity: Commemoration and Remembrance of War and Conflict. Edited by Danielle Drozdzewski, Sarah Di Nardi, and Emma. Waterton. Abingdon, Oxon. 2016. Remembering the Falklands War. By Sarah Maltby. London: … Continue reading

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New Article on Early View ‘Helpers ‘Here on the Front Lines” by Taylor et al #sssi #sociology

We have just published Tiffany Taylor and colleagues’ article “Helpers ‘Here on the Front Lines’: Welfare-to-Work Managers’ Moral Identity Work. Members of SSSI can access the article by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction … Continue reading

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New on Early View: ‘Rapport and Data Collection in Interviews’ by Jessica Vasquez-Tokos #sssi #sociology #methods

We have just published a new article on Early View. In her article Jessica Vasquez-Tokos reflexively analyses how her interviewees responded to her social identity categories. Members of SSSI can access the article by clicking on the image below. The … Continue reading

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New on Early View: Lee R. Blackstone on “The Aural and Moral Idylls of ‘Englishness’ and Folk Music” #sssi #music #sociology

We have just published a new article on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. Lee Robert Blackstone’s article explores ‘Englishness as a historical social construction’. Members of SSSI can access the article by clicking on the image below. The article comes with a … Continue reading

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Latest Issue of SSSI Notes Vol45/3 – #sociology #sssi #newsletter

The latest issue of the newsletter of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction has just been published. To access the newsletter please click HERE.

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New article on Early View: Muir, Roosevelt, and Yosemite National Park as an Emergent Sacred Symbol #sssi #sociology

We have just published “Muir, Roosevelt, and Yosemite National Park as an Emergent Sacred Symbol: An Interaction Ritual Analysis of a Camping Trip” by Timothy J. Curry and Kiernan O. Gordon on Early View of the Symbolic Interaction. Abstract We argue … Continue reading

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