Category Archives: Symbolic Interaction

Introduction to Special Issue on “Stigma” #sssi #goffman #sociology

In 2018, Thaddaeus Mueller organized the Couch-Stone Symposium/European SSSI Conference at Lancaster University. The title of the conference was “‘Whose Side Are We On?’ Power, Stigma, Transgression, and Exclusion in Everyday Life”. Based on contribution to the conference Thaddaeus Mueller … 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 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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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 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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New Book review: Clayton Childress on “Art Rebels” by Paul Lopes #sssi #music #art

In symbolic interactionism and our journal there is a long-standing interest in art and music. For example, in 2015 we published Wenchao Lu’s interview with Howard Becker “Sociology and Art” and Lucia Ruggerone’s and Neil Jenkings’s article “Talking About Beauty“, … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Martin Harbusch and Michael Dellwing on “Psychiatric Hegemony” by Bruce M. Z. Cohen #sssi #sociology #psychiatry

We have just published Martin Harbusch’s and Michael Dellwing’s review of Bruce M. Z. Cohen’s book “Psychiatric Hegemony. A Marxist Theory of Mental Illness”. SSSI Members can download the article by clicking the image below or HERE. To join SSSI and subscribe … 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: Leonard A Steverson’s review of Carla P Davis’ book “Girls and Juvenile Justice” #sssi #bookreview #sociology

Leonard A. Stevenson writes in his review of Davis’s book “Girls and Juvenile Justice” would be a fine ancillary to upper division courses in sociology and criminology, especially those involving symbolic interactionism, juvenile delinquency, institutional correc- tions, gender inequality, racial … Continue reading

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Popular Papers in Symbolic Interaction #sssi #sociology #top20article @sijournal

Doing Gender Beyond the Binary: A Virtual Ethnography Just the “Typical College Diet-: How College Students Use Life Stages to Account for Unhealthy Eating Bathrooms, Boundaries, and Emotional Burdens: Cisgendering Interactions Through the Interpretation of Transgender Experience Stigmatized Identities: Too … Continue reading

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Review of Gary Alan Fine’s ‘Talking Art’ published #sssi #sociology #art

We have just published Amanda Koontz review of Gary Alan Fine’s book “Talking Art: The Culture of Practice and the Practice of Culture in MFA Education”. Professor Koontz writes that “Talking Art offers interesting insight into the tensions that derive … Continue reading

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Just out: Jacqueline Low’s article “Symbolic Interactionism in Canada” #sssi #sociology

There is sustained interest in the history and future of Symbolic Interactionism. About a year ago, we published reviews of books by Hans Joas and Daniel Huebner that discuss and further develop Mead’s work and heritage; “Who’s Mead?” by Gary … 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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New on Early View: Emily S. Mann & Patrick R. Granzka “Agency-without-Choice: The Visual Rhetorics of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Promotion” #sssi #advertising

We have just published Emily S. Mann and Patrick R. Granzka article that explores ‘the visual rhetorics of long-acting reversible contraception promotion’. The authors have produced a very insightlful video-abstract where they discuss the key points of their analysis. SSSI … Continue reading

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New on Early View: Lily Liang ‘No Room for Respectability: Boundary Work in Interaction at a Shanghai Rental’ #sssi #sociology

We have just published Lily Liang’s article “‘No Room for Respectability: Boundary Work in Interaction at a Shanghai Rental” on Early View of our journal. The article comes with a Video Abstract. http://tinyurl.com/yath4o65 SSSI members can read the article by … Continue reading

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New Article on Early View ‘Helpers ‘Here on the Front Lines” by Taylor et al #sssi #sociology

We have just published Tiffany Taylor and colleagues’ article “Helpers ‘Here on the Front Lines’: Welfare-to-Work Managers’ Moral Identity Work. Members of SSSI can access the article by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction … Continue reading

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Books for review #sssi #sociology #economic-sociology

I have received a couple of very interesting books that I would like to have reviewed in Symbolic Interaction. If you are interested in reviewing one of these books please contact me at dirk.vom_lehn@kcl.ac.uk Money Talks: Explaining How Money Really … Continue reading

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New on Early View: Stigmatized Identities #sssi #sociology #stigma

We have just published Patrick Michael Casey’s article on ‘Stigmatized Identities’ on Early View. In his article Casey examines the complexities of ‘Muslim identity’ in the USA. Members of SSSI can download the article by clicking the image below. To … Continue reading

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New on Early View: Weninger & Williams – ‘Interactional Construction of Social Authenticity: “Real” Identities and Intergroup Relations in a Transylvania Internet Forum’ #sssi #sociology

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New on Early View – Book review – vom Lehn – ‘Reengaging the Active Audience’ #sssi #sociology #media

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