Category Archives: Journal

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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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 Book Review out! “Signing the Drama of Dialogue” by Robert Wade Kenny – review of “The Rhetoric of Signs” By Robert Perinbanayagam #sssi #sociology

We have just published Robert Wade Kenny’s review of Robert Perinbanayagam’s book “The Rhetoric of Signs” in our journal. Professor Kenny has written an extended version of that review that we publish below. SSSI Members can download the original review … 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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Symbolic Interaction: Volume 42, Issue 1 Thematic Issue: Technology, the Internet, and Social Media #sssi #sociology #openaccess #free

We have jus published the latest issue of Symbolic Interaction (Vol 42/1). This issue of our journal is a Thematic Issue concerned with “Technology, the Internet and Social Media”. It includes Scott Harris’ introduction followed by 6 research articles, a … Continue reading

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Symbolic Interaction Vol.41 (4) is Out!

ARTICLES Full Access Deservingness, Deadbeat Dads, and Responsible Fatherhood: Child Support Policy and Rhetorical Conceptualizations of Poverty, Welfare, and the Family Brittany Pearl Battle Pages: 443-464 Abstract Full text PDF Full Access “They Are Just Like You and Me”: Cultivating … Continue reading

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