Category Archives: sociology

New Article: Danielle Pillet-Shore “Make the Sensorial Social” #sssi #senses #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.481

After the publication of Lorenza Mondada’s article “Orchestrating Multi‐sensoriality in Tasting Sessions: Sensing Bodies, Normativity, and Language” published in January, we now have published a second article that will be included in a Special Issue on ‘The Senses in Social … Continue reading

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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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Just out: “Understanding Everyday Life: Generic Social Processes and the Pursuit of Transcontextuality” by Scott Grills #sssi #sociology #management

Recently, Scott Grills and Robert Prus published their book “Management Motifs” that Dawn Norris reviewed for Symbolic Interaction earlier this year. Scott Grills now has published an article in our journal titled “Understanding Everyday Life: Generic Social Processes and the … Continue reading

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‘Unpacking the Unspoken’ by Stephanie Peña-Alves – #sssi @sijournal #myths #objects #object-mediated-communication #semiotics

Blog Post in regard to: Stephanie Peña-Alves. 2019 (Online First). “Outspoken Objects and Unspoken Myths: The Semiotics of Object‐Mediated Communication.” Symbolic Interaction Unpacking the Unspoken Stephanie Peña-Alves There is a kind of romance to things understood, but unspoken, things “said,” … Continue reading

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2019 Maines Award for Schrock, McCabe, and Vaccaro’s paper “Narrative Manhood Acts” #sssi @sijournal #narrative

Douglas Schrock (Florida State University), Janice McCabe (Dartmouth College), and Christian Vaccaro (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) won the 2019 Maines Award for their work published in Symbolic Interaction, “Narrative Manhood Acts: BattererIntervention Program Graduates’ TragicRelationships”  In this article, the authors … Continue reading

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New Article: “Surgical Identity Play: The Anatomy Lab Revisited” by A. H. Vinson @ahvinson #sssi #sociology #anatomy #identity

In her article “Surgical Identity Play: The Anatomy Lab Revisited” Alexandra H. Vinson shows show that the anatomy lab experience is an important form of professional socialization because here students learn to employ surgical instruments, language, and dress, and begin to … Continue reading

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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 by Nataliya Thell “Childhood‐Grounded Explanations for Personal Troubles” #sssi #sociology #EMCA

On Early View of Symbolic Interaction we have just published Nataliya Thell’s Article “Childhood‐Grounded Explanations for Personal Troubles. Social Problems Work in Radio Counseling”. Using conversation analysis this article explores how images of unfortunate childhoods are invoked to make sense … 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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“Connecting Practical Doings to Cultural Meanings: Exploring theWork of Moral Mediators in Human Service Organizations” by Carley Geiss Winner of ASA Section Sociology of Emotions Graduate Student Award! #sssi #sociology @asanews @carleygeiss

Carley Geiss’s article “”Connecting Practical Doings to Cultural Meanings: Exploring the Work of Moral Mediators in Human Service Organizations” was awarded The Graduate Student paper of 2019 Award of the ASA Section Sociology of Emotion! Congratulations, Carley! In her article, … 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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Out now: Saul Albert’s Review of ‘The Persistence of Taste’ edited by Malcolm Quinn et al.

Interactionists have studied the production and consumption of art at the latest since Howard Becker’s work on ‘Art Worlds’. Most recently  Gary Alan Fine published his book ‘Talking Art” in which he reveals how MFA programs have shifted the goal of … 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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On Early View: Katrina Kimport ” Pregnant Women’s Experiences of Crisis Pregnancy Centers” #sssi #sociology

We have just published Katrina Kimport‘s article “Pregnant Women’s Experiences of Crisis Pregnancy Centers: When Abortion Stigmatization Succeeds and Fails” in which she examines interviews with 25 women in the United States who visited crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs)—antiabortion organizations 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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CfP – ‘The Senses in Social Interaction’ – Symbolic Interaction #sssi #sociology

Special Issue – The Senses in Social Interaction   Co-edited by Will Gibson (University College London, Institute of Education) & Dirk vom Lehn (King’s college London) Deadline: August, 25th 2019 Symbolic Interaction invites submissions for a Special Issue exploring the … Continue reading

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New Article by M.J. Ghidina “Finding God in Grain” #sssi #sociology #religion

We have just published Marcia J. Ghidina’s article “Finding God in Grain: Crop Circles, Rationality, and the Construction of Spiritual Experience” on Early View of Symbolic interaction. Ghidina explores how “believers define crop circles  as spiritual using subjective and normative … Continue reading

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New book review explores “a tension between unity and pluralistic social movements” – JL Johnson on R. Dunn’s “Toward a Pragmatist Sociology” #sssi #sociology

“Robert G. Dunn’s Toward a Pragmatist Sociology  demonstrates John Dewey’s influence on sociological imagination, arguing that a synthesis of Deweyan and Millsian social science could regain cultural relevance for sociology.” We have published J.L. Johnson’s review on Early view. SSSI … Continue reading

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New Article: “No Room for Respectability” by Lily Liang #sssi #boundary-work #sociology

We have just published Lily Liang’s article “No Room for Respectability: Boundary Work in Interaction at a Shanghai Rental” in Symbolic Interaction (Vol.42(2). SSSI members can download the artice by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction … Continue reading

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Symbolic Interaction – New Issue Out! #sssi #sociology

Symbolic Interaction Vol. 41 No. 2 (2018)   Articles Cooperative Accounts: Avoiding Conflict and Repairing Social Relations Stephen C. Poulson, Timothy J. Carter & Daniel M. Crowley Pages: 143-164 Catching Babies in Prohibition States: Midwives’ Accounts for an Illegal Profession Alicia … Continue reading

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