Category Archives: Media

New Book Review: David Altheide on Couldry/Hepp “The Mediated Construction of Reality” #sssi #sociology #media

Interactionists have always been interested in communication and the media. One of the scholars who have been at the forefront of interactionist research on the media over the past few decades has been David Altheide as his many articles in … Continue reading

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Review of Tim Highfield’s “Social Media and Everyday Politics” on Early View #sssi #sociology

Today we are all the more aware that Twitter is used by politicians and for political purposes. As Rituparna Patgiri writes in her review,  Tim Highfield “very beautifully highlights the role that social media plays in organizing or helping movements and protests. … Continue reading

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New #article by Xiaoli Tian “Embodied versus Disembodied Information” in Symbolic Interaction #sssi #sociology

There has been a considerable interest in our journal to explore how interaction and communication via the internet influences social relationships. Xiaoli Tian argues that people increasingly bestow more trust in disembodied information than in information delivered in situations of … Continue reading

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More books for Review #sssi #sociology

Here is a second bunch of books that some of you might be interested in reviewing. Please drop me an email if you are interested in reviewing any of these. dirk.vom_lehn@kcl.ac.uk

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New Article on Early View: “Triangulating the Self: Identity Processes in a Connected Era” by Jenny L. Davis

With new social networking sites like Ello become sites where we spend more and more of our time it is no surprise that Symbolic Interaction features articles that explore “the affects processes of self and identity in theoretically and empirically interesting … Continue reading

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Now on Early View: Revisiting Impartiality: Social Media and Journalism at The BBC

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon’s article “Revisiting Impartiality: Social Media and Journalism at The BBC” has just been published on Early View. The author draws on David Altheide’s framework of ‘Ecology of Communication’ to examine how the influx of “techies” in the BBC … Continue reading

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Strangers on a Bus – Media coverage of Esther Kim’s paper on travelling on Greyhound buses

Esther Kim’s article (SI August 2012) “Nonsocial Transient Behavior: Social Disengagement on the Greyhound Bus” received extraordinary media coverage in a large number of countries. Here is a small selection of links to relevant papers. http://healthland.time.com/2012/08/02/this-seats-taken-a-study-of-antisocial-traveler-behavior/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2182519/The-hate-stare-phone-check-Researchers-reveals-tactics-daily-commute.html http://www.wz-newsline.de/home/politik/sitznachbar-unerwuenscht-die-tricks-in-bus-und-bahn-1.1065283 http://pansci.tw/archives/23835  

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