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New Article: “Goffman’s Interest in Spies and Espionage” by Gary D. Jaworski #sssi #sociology cc @sociologylens

In 2014, Symbolic Interaction published a Special Issue devoted to Erving Goffman. In that issue we published articles that explored Goffman’s life and intellectual work, in particular as it relates to mental health and emotions. Relating to that Special Issue … Continue reading

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“Strange Days” (July 28 to 31) – Call for Participation #sssi #sociology #events

 “Strange Days Indeed: Crisis, Change and Connection” July 28-July 31 In an effort to create spaces for crucial conversations, camaraderie and intellectual exchange during this challenging time, the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction invites participants to a multi-day … Continue reading

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New Article: “Reframing ‘Dirty Work’: The Case of Homeless Shelter Workers” by Julian Torelli and Anthony Puddephatt #sssi #sociology cc @sociologylens

There is a long-standing tradition in symbolic interactionism to investigate the work with vulnerable people. Recently (Vol.42(4)), for example, we published Carley Geiss’s paper “Connecting Practical Doings to Cultural Meanings: Exploring the Work of Moral Mediators in Human Service Organizations” … Continue reading

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Review of Jean Peneff’s book “Howard Becker: Sociology and Music in the Chicago School” #sssi #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.496 cc @sociologylens

The history of this journal “Symbolic Interaction” is closely intertwined with Howard Becker, not only because he was our inaugurating editor in 1977. Lot’s has been written by Howard Becker over the decades, including his books “Evidence” reviewed by Dagmar … Continue reading

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Hans Bakker’s review of ‘The Social Life of Nothing’ by Susie Scott #sssi #sociology – https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.489

I guess if Susie Scott would write her book “The Social Life of Nothing. Silence, Invisibility and Emptiness in Tales of Lost Experience” now in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis while we all ponder and share tales of lost experiences … Continue reading

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Edmonds and Greiffenhagen “Configuring Prospective Sensations: Experimenters Preparing Participants for What They Might Feel” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.485 #sssi #emca #sociology #sensations #psychologicalexperiments cc @sociologylens

In their paper “Configuring Prospective Sensations: Experimenters Preparing Participants for ‘What They Might Feel’” David M. Edmonds and Christian Greiffenhagen investigate how in cognitive neuroscience experimenters describe and demonstrate prospective sensations for participants. In their study they show that experimenters often … Continue reading

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“Some Discovered Practices of Lay Coffee Drinkers” by Giolo Fele and Ken Liberman on Early View https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.486 cc @sociologylens

Another paper that will be included in the Special Issue on “The Senses in Social Interaction” is “Some Discovered Practices of Lay Coffee Drinkers” by Giolo Fele and Ken Liberman. As ethnomethodologists they reveal the systematic practices through which lay … Continue reading

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“‘Sensory Ordering’ in Nurses’ Clinical Decision‐Making” by Grosjean, Matte, and Nahon‐Serfaty #sssi #sociology #senses https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.490PDF cc @sociologylens

As part of the forthcoming Special Issue on ‘The Senses in Social Interaction’ we have just published Sylvie Grosjean, Frederick Matter and Isaac Nahon-Serfaty’s article ““Sensory Ordering” in Nurses’ Clinical Decision‐Making: Making Visible Senses, Sensing, and “Sensory Work” in the … Continue reading

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Philippe Sormani’s review of “Daten-Karrieren und epistemische Materialitaet”#sssi #sociology #ethnomethodology #emca https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.488 cc @sociologylens

From time to time, we have books reviewed in Symbolic Interaction that have not been published in English. One such book is Christian Meier zu Verl’s “Daten-Karrieren und epistemische Materialität: Eine wissenschaftssoziologische Studie zur methodologischen Praxis der Ethnografie” [Data Careers … Continue reading

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New Article: “Orchestrating Multi‐sensoriality in Tasting Sessions: Sensing Bodies, Normativity, and Language” by Lorena Mondada #sssi #sociology #interaction #senses

In light of the burgeoning interest in the sociology of the senses symbolic interactionist also have shown a growing concern with studies of how the senses feature in people’s social life. Relatively few studies however explore how the senses, sense … Continue reading

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Carley Geiss’s article “Exploring Cultural Conventions of Compassionate Healthcare through Virtual Narrative Ethnography” wins 2019 Couch Award! #sssi #sociology #award #Couch cc @carleygeiss

Carley Geiss (University of South Florida) won the 2019 Couch Award for her work, “Exploring Cultural Conventions of Compassionate Healthcare through Virtual Narrative Ethnography.”  In this study, Geiss illustrates how public organizational narratives about compassionate healthcare reflect and reinforce cultural … 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: “A Year Then Forever: Personal Resolution Making and the Temporal Bridge of the Near Future” by Jamie L. Mullaney #sssi #sociology #identity #time

We have just published a new article on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. The article entitled “A Year Then Forever: Personal Resolution Making and the Temporal Bridge of the Near Future” by Jamie L. Mullaney examines in-depth interviews to explore 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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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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New Article by Gary Alan Fine and Iddo Tavory “Interactionism in the Twenty-First Century: A Letter on Being-in-a-Meaningful-World” #sssi #interactionism #sociology

There are long-standing debates about the relationship between interactionism and wider sociology. Some have argued that interactionism has diffused into all areas of sociology and that “we are all interactionists now” (Atkinson and Housley 2003). In their “letter on being-in-a-meaningful-world” … Continue reading

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‘The Senses in Social Interaction’ – CfP Symbolic Interaction

Co-edited by Will Gibson (University College London, Institute of Education) & Dirk vom Lehn (King’s College London) Extended Deadline: 25 August 2019 Symbolic Interaction invites submissions for a Special Issue exploring the role of the senses in social interaction. Our … Continue reading

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Review of Waskul/Eaton ‘The Supernatural in Society, Culture, and History’ #sssi #bookreview

We have just published Nathan W. DeVenne’s review of Dennis Waskul and Marc Eaton’s book “The Supernatural in Society, Culture, and History’ on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. DeVenne states that Wasku and Eaton’s book “offers a robust interdisciplinary approach … Continue reading

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New Article: “Escort Clients’ Sexual Scripts and Constructions of Intimacy in Commodified Sexual Relationships” by @ZoeyJones & @StaceyHannem #sssi #sociology

We have just published a new article on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In their paper ‘Escort Clients’ Sexual Scripts and Constructions of Intimacy in Commodified Sexual Relationships’ Zoey Jones and Stacey Hannem examine the cultural, interpersonal, and intrapsychic meanings that shape … Continue reading

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2018 SSSI Award Winners announced! #sssi #sociology

At the Banquet at the 2018 EUSSSI/Couch-Stone Symposium in Lancaster the President of the Society, Thomas DeGloma, presented the Society’s Awards. George Herbert Mead Life-Time Achievement Award: Robert Prus, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the … Continue reading

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