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‘Sociology and Pandemics’ video by Professor Robert Dingwall (@rwjdingwall) #sssi #sociology #pandemics #video

Professor Robert Dingwall, the previous editor of Symbolic Interaction, is a sociologist with expertise on pandemics and a member of the British advisory group NERVTAG, “The New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group”. Professor Dingwall has just published a … Continue reading

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New Article by Celeste Vaughan Curington ““We’re the Show at the Circus”: Racially Dissecting the Multiracial Body” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.484 #sssi @SociologyLens

In her paper “”“We’re the Show at the Circus”: Racially Dissecting the Multiracial Body” Celeste Vaughan Curington explores how the meaning and consequence of multiraciality are formed within a racialized interaction order. SSSI Members can download the article by clicking … Continue reading

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Table of Contents – Symbolic Interaction Vol. 43, No. 2 #sssi #sociology cc @sociologylens

Symbolic Interaction   Vol. 43, No. 2   Articles Foreclosing Fluidity at the Intersection of Gender and Sexual Normativities   E. Sumerau, Lain A. B. Mathers and Dawne Moon Pages: 205-234 Abstract Full text PDF Emotions into Disorder: Anxiety Disorders and … Continue reading

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Review of Nicholas A. Christakis ‘Blueprint’ by Noreen Sugrue #sssi #bookreviews #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.483

Symbolic Interaction has just published Noreen M. Sugrue’s review of Nicholas A.  Christakis’ book “Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society”. In her review, pointedly titled “Evolutionary Explanation Meets Social Reality” Dr Sugrue criticizes Christakis’ argument “that everything from … Continue reading

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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: “They Told Me My Name: Developing a Deaf Identity” by Laura Mauldin and Tara Fannon #sssi #sociology #deaf #identity

In their article “The told me my name: developing a deaf identity” Laura Mauldin and Tara Fannon analyze qualitative data collected through narrative interviews with five Deaf, gay and lesbian individuals with different racial backgrounds and find that deaf people’s … Continue reading

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New Review: James Fletcher reviews Baptiste Brossard’s book “Forgetting Items” #sssi #sociology #alzheimers #dementia #health #illness

In a recent article in Symbolic Interaction James Fletcher explored impression management in couples living with dementia. In his paper Fletcher argued that “[s]ymbolic interactionism has unique potential to inform understandings of dementia, because the advent of progressive cognitive impairment in older people typically … Continue reading

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New Article: “The Everyday Drama of Coproduction in Community Mental Health Services” by Sine Kirkegaard #sssi #sociology #healthservices #welfareby

Current welfare policy encourages “coproduction” between citizens and welfare workers so that “lay expertise” effectively becomes part of the provision of services. Drawing on fieldwork from Danish mental health services, this article analyzes how expertise and authority are organized and … Continue reading

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New Article: “The Body in Mind: Mead’s Embodied Cognition” by Ryan McVeigh #sssi #body #sociology #Mead

Over the past few decades sociology has increasingly explored how the body relates to the social. This has been reflected in debates in the burgeoning sociology of health and illness. As Ryan McVeigh’s article “The Body in Mind: Mead’s Embodied … Continue reading

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New Article: “Liminal Stigma and Disaligning Activity” by E.O. Silva and MB Flynn #sssi #sociology

We have just published Eric O. Silva and Matthew B. Flynn’s article entitled “Liminal Stigma and Disaligning Activity: Online Comments about Trump’s Family Separation Policy” on early view of Symbolic Interaction. SSSI Members can download the article by clicking the … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Erin Reinisch reviews “Courting the Community” by Christine Zozula #sssi #bookreview #sociology #law

In Courting the Community, Christine Zozula draws on ethnographic data gathered during her fieldwork at Greenville Community Court (GCC) to examine the relationship between culture, organizational legitimacy, and punishment. Erin Reinisch (University of Nevada, LAs Vegas) has reviewed Zozula’s book … 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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New Article: “The Spirit of Blumer’s Method as a Guide to Sociological Discovery” #sssi #Blumer #sociology

In this article Michale Schwalbe explores Herbert Blumer’s methodological contribution to interactionism and sociology. Schwalbe argues that Blumer’s essay “The Methodological Position of Symbolic Interactionism” “voices a spirit of research that is ardently empirical, sociological, and creative”. Michael Schwalbe’s article … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Harvey Farberman’s “Essays in Interactionist Sociology” reviewed by David L. Altheide #sssi #sociology #interactionism #bookreview

Harvey A. Farberman is professor emeritus of social welfare policy at Stony Brook University. He was a co-founder and president of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, served as editor of the journal Symbolic Interaction, won the SSSI Distinguished Service … 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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New Article: “Distributed Selves” by James Rupert Fletcher (@JamesRuFletcher) #sssi #sociology #gerontology #dementia

In his article “Distributed Selves: Shifting Inequities of Impression Management in Couples Living with Dementia” James Rupert Fletcher explores impression management of couples living with dementia. The article has just been published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. SSSI Members can … 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 Article: “Outspoken Objects and Unspoken Myths” by Stephanie Peña‐Alves #sssi #sociology #semiotics

In her article “Outspoken Objects and Unspoken Myths: The Semiotics of Object‐Mediated Communication” Stephanie Peña‐Alves proposes that objects lie symbolically dormant until their deeper collective significance is activated through their use in interaction. Thus, through her research Stephanie Peńa-Alves expands the … Continue reading

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New Article: Avihu Shoshana “Love, Stigma, and Resistance” #sssi #love #sociology

We have just published Avihu Shoshana’s article “Love, Stigma, and Resistance: “Therapeutic Microaggressions” in a Prisoners’ Wives’ Support Group” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. SSSI Members can download the article by clicking the image below or HERE. To join SSSI and … Continue reading

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NEW THEMATIC ISSUE: Interaction and Organizations #sssi #sociology #management #organization @sijournal

Introduction to a Thematic Issue: Interaction and Organizations Scott R. Harris Pages: 509-512 Full text PDF ARTICLES Negotiated Discretion: Redressing the Neglect of Negotiation in “Street‐Level Bureaucracy” Lars E. F. Johannessen Pages: 513-538 Abstract Full text PDF References Connecting Practical … Continue reading

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