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New Book Review: Arthur McLuhan discusses “Generally Speaking” by Eviatar Zerubavel #sssi #sociology #bookreview cc @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.622

We have just published Arthur McLuhan’s review of Eviatar Zerubavel’s book “Generally Speaking: An Invitation to Concept-Driven Sociology. In his review McLuhan states that “the reader encounters not only tips, tricks, and strategies for casing and comparing in the field, … Continue reading

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New Book review: Marc Eaton discusses “Making Sense of the Paranormal: The Interactional Construction of Unexplained Experiences” by Rachael Ironside and Rob Wooffitt https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.614 #sssi #emca #ghosts #paranormal @sociologylens @DrIronside

There’s lot of interest in the paranormal and ghosts these days. For several years, Rachael Ironside and Robin Wooffitt have undertaken research into the work of people who conduct investigations into the paranormal. Their research uses ethnomethodology and conversation analytic … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Lukas Szrot reviews Scott R. Harris’s book “How to Critique Journal Articles in the Social Sciences” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.606 @sociologylens

In his review of Scott R, Harris’s book “How to Critique Journal Articles in the Social Sciences” Lukas Szrot argues that Harris “invites real participation in this collaborative framework, sketching the contours of a sort of “folk epistemology” for experiencing, describing, and … Continue reading

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New Article: “Erving Goffman on Misinformation and Information Control: The Conduct of Contemporary Russian Information Operations” by Martin Innes and Andrew Dawson https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.603 #sssi #sociology #goffman @sociologylens

There is currently plenty of debate about “fake news”, “propaganda”, “misinformation” and the likes. Martin Innes and Andrew Dawson put into dialogue a large corpus of social media data with Goffman’s concepts of “misinformation”. The article can be downloaded HERE. … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Ken Kolb (@kenhkolb) reviews the updated edition of “Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives are Surveilled and How to Work for Change” #sssi #sociology #race #policing https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.604 @sociologylens

We have just published Ken Kolb’s review of the Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith’s edited volume Earl “Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives are Surveilled and How to Work for Change“. Kolb argues that as “Hattery and Smith demonstrate in painstaking detail, … Continue reading

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New Article: “Birthing a Secret Creative Self in Suppressive Organizations” by Shirly Bar-Lev and Michal Morag https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.596 #sssi #sociology #organization #identity @sociologylens

Shirly Bar-Lev and Michal Morag have just published an excellent research paper on Early View of Symbolic Interaction that explores “how cult members create both physical and mental backspace to allow the birth of a secret creative self within the … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Yao Wang and Pei Huang discuss Sigrid Norris’s “Multimodal Theory and Methodology” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.594 #sssi #multimodality #methods #bookreview @sociologylens

Save for the strong interest in ‘multimodality’ in ethnomethodological and conversation analytic research (#EMCA), scholars in linguistics and semiotics have developed a notably different concept of ‘multimodality’. Yao Wang and Pei Huang have reviewed Sigrid Norris’s introductory text on this … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Giovanna Follo discusses Ken Plummer’s book “Critical Humanism” @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.593 #sssi #sociology #humanism

In her review of Ken Plummer’s book “Critical Humanism: A Manifesto for the 21st Century” Giovanna Fallo writes that “[T]he Manifesto identifies the areas of critical examination and thought that could create global humanity that is not based on a … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Andrea Laurent-Simpson discusses Leslie Irvine’s book “Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters” #sssi #sociology #animals #society #disaster https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.591 @sociologylens @laurent_simpson @jessicajaustin

In sociology and a range of other social sciences as well as in robotics, there has been a growing interest in people’s behavior toward and treatment of animals. Leslie Irvine is one of the pioneers in sociology and interactionism concerned … Continue reading

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Bernadette Barton’s Review of Deshotels & Forsyth’s “Gendered Power Dynamics and Exotic Dance: A Multilevel Analysis” published on early view #sssi #sociology #gender #power https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.587 @sociologylens

We have just published Bernadette Barton’s review of Tina H. Deshotels and Craig J. Forsyth’s “Gendered Power Dynamics and Exotic Dance: A Multilevel Analysis” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. SSSI Members can download the review by clicking HERE. To join SSSI … Continue reading

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“Meaningful role. Sociologist named editor-in-chief of Symbolic Interaction” @MUNSociology’s gazette’s article on Lisa-jo van den Scott becoming editor of @sijournal #sociology #sssi #interactionism #emca @sociologylens

Memorial University’s gazette has published an article about the new editor of Symbolic Interaction. Click on the image to open the article.

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Symbolic Interaction Vol.45 No.1 is out! #sssi #sociology #interactionism @sociologylens

Anticipating White Futures: The Ends-Based Orientation of White Thinking Jennifer C. Mueller, DyAnna K. Washington Pages: 3-26 Abstract Full text PDF References Reproducing the Gaming Gender Hierarchy Bertan Buyukozturk Pages: 27-49 Abstract Full text PDF References Making Independent Decisions Together: … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Michael Dellwing on William Housley’s “Society in the Digital Age. An Interactionist Perspective” #sssi #sociology #digital @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.585

We have just published Michael Dellwing’s review of Will Housley’s book “Society in the Digital Age. An Interactionist Perspective”. SSSI Members can download the review by clicking HERE. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $35 (£30) please click HERE.

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New Article: ““I Say I Work at the University”: Norwegian Professors and Passing as Interaction Ritual” by Anders Vassenden and Ingrid Rusnes #SSSI @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.583

Using qualitative interviews, Vassenden and Rusnes examine Norwegian professors’ everyday self-presentation and leave their occupation undisclosed before cautiously negotiating possible disclosure. Using Goffman’s treatise of passing with interaction ritual and facework, the paper suggests that while “(soft) self-protection is one … Continue reading

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SSSI Notes Vol.49(3) published! #sssi #newsletter #sociology

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (#sssi) has just published the latest edition of its newsletter. SSSI NOTES Vol.49(3) can be downloaded by clicking on the image below.

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New Article: “From Engagement to Disengagement in a Psychiatric Assessment Process” by Anssi Peräkylä, Liisa Voutilainen, Maarit Lehtinen, Mariel Wuolio #sssi #emca #psychiatry https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.574 @sociologylens

Psychiatric assessments prominently feature in TV series like ‘Killing Eve’ or documentaries like ‘What makes a murderer’. The focus of these programmes often is on the mental state of the accused or convicted rather than with the process through which … Continue reading

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Review of Jean-Michel Chapoulie’s “Chicago Sociology” by Jean-François Côté https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.565 #sssi #Chicago #history #sociology @sociologylens

In his excellent review of Jean-Michel Chapoulie’s book “Chicago Sociology” Jean-François Côté elaborates on the contribution the book makes to the history of sociology and the history of interactionism. SSSI Members can download the review by clicking the image below … Continue reading

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Review of Wayne Brekhus’ book “The Sociology of Identity” by John C. Pruit (@johncpruit) #sssi #sociology #identity https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.567 @sociologylens

We have just published John C. Pruit’s review of “The Sociology of Identity: Authenticity, Multidimensionality, and Mobility” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. Pruit writes “The Sociology of Identity opens new possibilities for how we go about answering the fundamental … Continue reading

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Review of Michael L. Rosino’s (@michaelrosino) “Debating the Drug War” by Michelle Smirnova (@michsmirnova) #sssi #sociology #drugs #race https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.564 @sociologylens

In her review Michelle Smirnova describes Michael L. Rosino’s “Debating the Drug War. Race, Politics, and the Media” as “thoughtfully designed with students in mind, introducing both sociological concepts and historical events as key terms that are clearly defined and … Continue reading

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Early View: “All the World’s a Con: Frontstage, Backstage, and the Blurred Boundaries of Cosplay” by Erynn Masi de Casanova, Jeremy Brenner-Levoy, and Cole Weirich #sssi #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.533 @sociologylens

In their article “All the World’s a Con: Frontstage, Backstage, and the Blurred Boundaries of Cosplay” Erynn Masi de Casanova, Jeremy Brenner-Levoy and Cole Weirich analyze the boundaries between frontstage and backstage and between self and persona (character) in cosplay … Continue reading

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