Category Archives: #sssi

New Article: “Broken Interaction Rituals, Struggles for Membership, and Violence among Children in Two Danish Schools” #sssi #sociology #violence #interactionrituals

We have just published a new article on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. The article entitled “Broken Interaction Rituals, Struggles for Membership, and Violence among Children in Two Danish Schools” by Sidsel Vice Jensen and Kathrine Vitus uses Goffman’s and … Continue reading

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Dawn Norris’s Review of “Management Motifs by Scott Grills and Robert Prus” #sssi #organization #management

In their latest book entitled ‘Management Motifs: An Interactionist Approach for the Study of Organizational Interchange”, Scott Grills and Robert Prus make an important contribution to management and organizational research in symbolic interaction. With their book they address the long … 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 Article: “The Unlived Life Is Worth Examining: Nothings and Nobodies behind the Scenes” by Susie Scott #sssi #sociology

Over the past few years Susie Scott (University of Sussex, UK) has undertaken an impressive work on “nothings”. Her work has led to the publication of a book on “The Sociology of Nothing” and various articles. Her latest article drawn … Continue reading

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“‘Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy’ by Richard E. Ocejo'” reviewed by Erik T. Withers #sssi #sociology #bookreview

Richard E. Ocejo‘s book “Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy” that won the 2019 Max Weber Book Award of the ASA Section ‘Organizations, Occupations and Work’ has been reviewed for Symbolic Interaction by Erik T. Withers. The … 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 Book Review: J. E. Melvin discusses Smith’s and Delamont’s “Lost Ethnographies” #sssi #ethnography #sociology

Have you ever begun an ethnographic project but then for whatever reason the work was abandoned? Robin James Smith and Sara Delamont have edited a book on such lost ethnographies that Jennifer E. Melvin reviewed for Symbolic Interaction. SSSI Members … Continue reading

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