Category Archives: Media

Introduction to Thematic Issue on “Technology, The Internet and Social Media” #sssi #technology #socialmedia #analysis

We will soon publish a Thematic Issue on “Technology, The Internet and Social Media”. Scott R. Harris, the Editor of Symbolic Interaction” has written an introduction of this issue in which he briefly discusses its content and how it came … 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 on Early View: Simon Gottschalk reviews David Altheide’s ‘Media Syndrome’ #sssi #sociology

Over the past few decades David Altheide has made enormous contribution not only of interactionist research on the media but on the sociology of the media more generally. In 2016 Altheide published ‘The Media Syndrome’, a book that uses twelve … Continue reading

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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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