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New Article on Editor’s Invitation: Matthew W. Hughey “How Blackness Matters in White Lives” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.552 #sssi #BLM #race #racialization @sociologylens

From time to time, the editor of Symbolic Interaction invites scholars with expertise in particular areas to write subject-specific articles. One of these invited pieces has just been published on Early View. In his article, Matthew W. Hughey notes that … Continue reading

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New Article: “Making Independent Decisions Together: Rational Emotions in Legal Adjudication” by Stina Bergman Blix https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.549 #sssi #law @sociologylens

In her article ” “Making Independent Decisions Together: Rational Emotions in Legal Adjudication” Sina Berbman Blix analyzes rational decision‐making in court as an emotive‐cognitive process formed in and through social interaction. Bergman Blix draws on current theoretical discussions that have … Continue reading

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New Article: ““Man Looks at the Outward Appearance, God Looks at the Heart”: Inclusion and Identity in a High Boundary Religion” by Jonathan Walker and Scott T. Fitzgerald https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.548 #sssi #religion @sociologylens

We have just published Jonathan Walker and Scott T. Fitzgerald’s article ““Man Looks at the Outward Appearance, God Looks at the Heart”: Inclusion and Identity in a High Boundary Religion” in which the authors “bring together literatures on identity and … Continue reading

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New Article: “Distributed Perception: Co‐Operation between Sense‐Able, Actionable, and Accountable Semiotic Agents” by Brian Due #sssi #senses #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.538 cc @sociologylens

We have just published the final article to be part of the Special Issue on ‘The Senses in Social Interaction’. Brian Due’s article “”Distributed Perception: Co‐Operation between Sense‐Able, Actionable, and Accountable Semiotic Agents” uses a video‐ethnographic research conducted among visually … Continue reading

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Introduction to Special Issue ‘The Senses in Social Interaction’ by Will Gibson and Dirk vom Lehn (@dirkvl) published https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.539 #sssi #sociology #senses cc @sociologylens

In a few weeks, Symbolic Interaction will publish a Special Issue on ‘The Senses in Social Interaction’. We have just published [open access] the Introduction to the Special Issue that frames the issue and provides an over view of its … Continue reading

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Filip Vostal’s Review of “Time Work: Studies of Temporal Agency” edited by Flaherty, Michael G., Meinert, Lotte, and Dalsgård, Anne Line #sssi #sociology #time https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.543 cc @sociologylens

Over the past few decades, Michael Flaherty has become one of the key interactionist scholars concerned with the way in which time features in people’s lives. Together with Lotte Meinert and Anne Line Dalsgård Michael Flaherty has edited a book … Continue reading

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Review of Harold Garfinkel’s ‘The History of Gulfport Field 1942’ by Neil Jenkings #EMCA #SSSI https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.536 @sociologylens

Over the past years, the work in the archive of Harold Garfinkel’s material has gathered pace and led to a number of publications, such as “Harold Garfinkel: Parsons’ Primer” edited by Anne W. Rawls, and more recently of a book … Continue reading

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New Article: ““Only Going to Get Worse”: Narrative Magnifications and Emotion Work among Rural Frontline Responders in the Opioid Epidemic” by Christian Vaccaro and team https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.534 cc @sociologylens #sssi

The study of narrative sociology can be used to understand how rural first responders magnify aspects of their collective stories about the opioid crisis to deflect emotional frustrations they experience. Based on 31 interviews with frontline responders in four rural … Continue reading

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New Article: J.L. Johnson ““Meet Them Where They Are”: Attentional Processes in Social Movement Listening” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.535 #sssi #sociology #socialmovements @sociologylens

We have just published J. L. Johnson’s article “”‘Meet Them Where They Are’: Attentional Processes in Social Movement Listening”. Johnson draws on Goffman’s Frame Analysis an Zerubavel’s sociology of attention to examine social movement communication as attempts to change hearts … Continue reading

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New Article: “Repetition Acknowledgment Prefaces” by David R. Gibson https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.531 #sssi #emca #Goffman @sociologylens

We have just published David R. Gibson’s article “Repetition Acknowledgment Prefaces” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In his article, Gibson examines the production of utterances like “I was just telling John” prior to the repetition of a story or … Continue reading

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New book review: Jonas Bååth on ‘Taking the Floor’ by Daniel Beunza (@danielbeunza) #economicsociology #sssi #management @sociologylens @cassbusiness https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.532

In his review entitled “Why Economic Management Models Do Not Foster Morals” Jonas Bååth discusses Daniel Beunza’s recent publication of “Taking the Floor: Models, Morals, and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room” an ethnography of interaction in trading rooms … Continue reading

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New Review: Celeste Vaughan Curington on ‘Tacit Racism’ by Anne W. Rawls and Waverly Duck #sssi #emca https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.530 @sociologylens

In her review of Anne W. Rawls and Waverly Duck’s ‘Tacit Racism’ Celeste Vaughn Curington describes the book as “an interesting and thought‐provoking read.” And she suggested that “[a]s a text to introduce students to the array of interactional dynamics … Continue reading

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New Article: “Sensing the Bike: Creating a Collaborative Understanding of a Multi‐Sensorial Experience in MotoGP Racing” by Francesca Astrid Salvadori and Giampietro Gobo https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.529 #sssi #emca #senses #interaction #video #ethnomethodology cc @sociologylens

Symbolic Interaction has just published another paper that will contribute to the Special Issue on ‘The Senses in Social Interaction‘. In “Sensing the Bike: Creating a Collaborative Unerstanding of a Multi-Sensorial Experience in MotoGP Racing” Francesca Astrid Salvadori and Giampietro … Continue reading

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New Article: “Performance of Agency in Real‐Life Encounters: Turning Unequal Power and Structural Constraint into Collaboration” by Nanna Mik‐Meyer (@mikmeyer) and Mark Haugaard #sssi #structure #power @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.528

We have just published Nanna Mik-Meyer’s and Mark Haugaard’s article “Performance of Agency in Real‐Life Encounters: Turning Unequal Power and Structural Constraint into Collaboration” on Early View of Symbolic interaction. Through their analysis of video-recorded placement meetings in homeless shelters … Continue reading

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New Special Issue: ‘Special Issue:Celebrating and Interrogating the Blumerian Legacy’ #sssi #sociology #Blumer @sociologylens

Special Issue – Vol. 43 No. 4 Table of Contents INTRODUCTION An Embattled Yet Enduring Influence: Introduction to a Special Issue on Blumerian Symbolic Interactionism Jacqueline Low Gary Bowden Pages: 575-596 ARTICLES The Spirit of Blumer’s Method as a Guide to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jessica Robles on “Touch in Social Interaction: Touch, Language, and Body” edited by Asta Cekaite and Lorenza Mondada #sssi #senses #emca cc @sociologylens https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/symb.524

In her review of the volume “Touch in Social Interaction: Touch, Language, and Body” edited by Asta Cekaite and Lorenza Mondada Jessica S. Robles writes that “[D]rawing on ethnomethodological conversation analysis, the following 12 chapters feature original research by outstanding … Continue reading

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Book Review: David M. Merolla on “Degrees of Separation: Identity Formation While Leaving Ultra‐Orthodox Judaism” by Schneur Zalman Newfield #sssi #religion cc @sociologylens

In his review of Schneur Zalman Newfield’s “Degrees of Separation: Identity Formation While Leaving Ultra‐Orthodox Judaism” David M. Merolla discusses how Newfield as an “exiter” explores “How do individuals who grow up in unconventional, insular religious groups re‐create their lives … Continue reading

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Review Essay: Robert Wade Kenny on “Charisma” by Randall Collins #sssi #SocialTheory https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.526 @sociologylens

Robert Wade Kenny has written a splendid essay about Randall Collins’ recent book “Charisma”, a book that in Kenny’s words “is a 700‐page volume masquerading as a 100‐page monograph”. SSSI Members can download the review essay by clicking the image … Continue reading

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New Article: “Making Time: Pausing to Coordinate Video Instructions and Practical Tasks” by Sylvaine Truncer, Oskar Lindwall and Barry Brown #sssi #technology #media https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.516 cc @sociologylens

In Symbolic Interaction, we have a long standing interest in information technology. Save for the regular publication of articles and book reviews related to interactionism and technology, about 18 months ago our journal published a thematic issues on “Technology, the … Continue reading

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New Article: “The Feeling of Enlightenment: Managing Emotions through Yoga and Prayer” by Erin F. Johnston https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.521 #sssi #emotions @sociologylens

Erin F. Johnston’s article “The Feeling of Enlightenment: Managing Emotions through Yoga and Prayer” contributes to debates in Symbolic Interaction that are concerned with emotions. Johnston is particularly interested in how two spiritual communities—a Catholic prayer house and an Integral … Continue reading

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