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Review of Meyer, Streeck and Jordan (eds.) ‘Intercorporeality: Emergent Socialities in Interaction’ by Donald Everhart (@donaever) #sssi #emca https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.523 cc @sociologylens

Reviewing edited collections can be a tough task as such volumes often contain a large number of engaging individual chapters whilst the relationship between the contributions is not always clear. Donald Everhart has thankfully taken on to review “Intercorporeality: Emergent … Continue reading

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Book review of Gary A Fine’s book “Players and Pawns” by Taylor Price #TheQueensGambit #sssi

Many of the readers here who are currently glued to their screens watching ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ might also be interested in Gary Alan Fine’s (2015) book “Players and Pawns: How Chess builds Community and Culture”. In 2017, Professor Fine’s book … Continue reading

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Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI): New Website #sssi

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction has a new website. Please click HERE or on the image below to visit the site.

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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: Ross Haenfler on “Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory” by Patricia Hill Collins #sssi #sociology #intersectionality cc @sociologylens

In 2019, the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction invited Professor Patricia Hill Collins as Distinguished Lecturer to its Annual Meetings in New York. At the meetings, Professor Collins talked about her work in intersectionality which also the content … Continue reading

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New Article: “Atrocity Stories and Access to Elite Universities: Chickens at the Station” by Sam Hillyard, Jonathan Tummons & Madeleine Winnard #sssi #sociololgy #highereducation cc @sociologylens

Coinciding with the beginning of the new academic year, Symbolic Interaction has published “Atrocity Stories and Access to Elite Universities: Chickens at the Station” in which Sam Hillyard, Jonathan Tummons and Madeleine Winnard use admissions to elite universities as a … Continue reading

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New Article: “Negotiating Medical Authority: Shared Decision‐Making in the ICU” by Jason Rodriquez https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.514 #ethnography #care #medicalsociology #sssi cc @sociologylens

Symbolic interactionism has a long-standing interest in health care and interaction in hospitals. In his article “Negotiating Medical Authority: Shared Decision-Making in the ICU” Jason Rodriquez shows the interactional strategies ICU clinicians as a team used to bring family surrogates’ … Continue reading

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Review Essay by Anthony Puddephatt discussing Braden T. Leap’s book “Gone Goose. The Remaking of an American town in the Age of Climate Change” #sssi #environment #climate cc @sociologylens

In light of the pandemic and the forthcoming election in the USA discussions of climate change and its impact on all our lives seems often forgotten. Anthony Puddephatt’s review essay discussing Braden T. Leap’s book “Gone Goose. The Remaking of … Continue reading

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New Article: “Framing Atmospheres: Goffman, Space, and Music in Everyday Life” by Eduardo de la Fuente and Michael James Walsh #sssi #sociology #senses cc @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.506

Another article that will be published in the Special Issue on ‘The Senses in Social Interaction’ has just been published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In “Framing Atmospheres: Goffman, Space, and Music in Everyday Life” Eduardo de la Fuente … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Shanmugapriya Umachandran reviews Stephen P. Turner’s “Cognitive Science and the Social: A Primer” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.497 #sssi #sociology #cognitive cc @sociologylens

In symbolic interactionism there has been a long-standing interest in the relationship between cognition and the social. In her review Priya Umachandran suggests that Stephen P. Turner’s book “Cognitive Science and the Social” stands as a thoughtful testament to the … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Brigitte Biehl (@DoktorDrama) reviews “Atmospheres and the Experiential World: Theory and Methods” By Shanti Sumartojo and Sarah Pink https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.507 @sociologylens #sssi #sociology #bookreview

In sociology and cognate disciplines there is a growing interest in the senses and the facilitation of sensory experiences. In her review of “Atmospheres and the Experiential World: Theory and Methods” Brigitte Biehl writes that Sumartojo and Pink “look at … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Christopher T. Conner reviews “Cultural or Critical Interactionism, Why Not Both” edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen #sssi #teaching #sociology cc @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.509

Another excellent book that will help us when preparing for the coming academic year is Michael Hviid Jacobsen’s edited volume “Critical and Cultural Interactionism: Insights from Sociology and Criminology”. The book has been reviewed by Christopher T. Conner who describes … Continue reading

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New Book Review: In ‘Teaching Symbolic Interactionism’ J Sumerau (@jsumerau) reviews Charmaz, Harris and Irvine’s “The Social Self and Everyday Life” #sssi #sociology #teaching @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.510

As the new academic term is upon us we are hopeful again to find a good book we can use to introduce students to symbolic interactionism. With “The Social Self and Everyday Life: Understanding the World through Symbolic Interactionism” by … Continue reading

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“Diagnosis as Topic and as Resource: Reflections on the Epistemology and Ontology of Disease in Medical Sociology” by Darin Weinberg #sssi https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.504 cc @sociologylens

We have just published a new article by Darin Weinberg. In “Diagnosis as Topic and as Resource: Reflections on the Epistemology and Ontology of Disease in Medical Sociology” Weinberg argues that by demonstrating how framing the epistemology and ontology of … Continue reading

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New Issue! Symbolic Interaction Vol.43(3) cc @sociologlens #sssi #emca

Symbolic Interaction Vol.43 No. 3 Table of Contents ARTICLES Outspoken Objects and Unspoken Myths: The Semiotics of Object‐Mediated Communication Stephanie Peña‐Alves Pages: 385-404   Distributed Selves: Shifting Inequities of Impression Management in Couples Living with Dementia James Rupert Fletcher Pages: 405-427   … Continue reading

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“Middle‐Range Future Claims: Constructing the Near‐Future Consequences of COVID‐19” by Joel Best https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.499 cc @sociologylens #sssi #sociology #covid19 #impact #future #freeaccess

We have just published Joel Best’s article “Middle‐Range Future Claims: Constructing the Near‐Future Consequences of COVID‐19” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In this article Professor Best surveys those assertions and seeks to explain the factors that led to them. … Continue reading

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“Pandemic in the Time of Trump: Digital Media Logic and Deadly Politics” by David L. Altheide https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.501 #sssi #media #attention #politics cc @sociologylens

David L. Altheide is well known for his analysis of the media and his research on how the media can be used to, for example, create fear. We have just published Professor Altheide’s article “Pandemic in the Time of Trump: … Continue reading

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“Digitalization as “an Agent of Social Change” in a Supermarket Chain: Applying Blumer’s Theory of Industrialization in Contemporary Society” by Dirk vom Lehn (@dirkvl) https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.502 cc @sociologylens

Over the past two decades or so, the media have discussed how modern society is impacted by ‘digitalization’. It is argued that the deployment of emerging digital technology is changes how we live and work and build relationships with each … Continue reading

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The Relationship between Dating Practices and Setting https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/symb.153 cc @courtneybrubin @sociologylens #sssi #sociology #dating

In today’s New York Times, Courtney Rubin provides tips for dating safely in times of Covid-19. One aspect that plays only a minor role in Rubin’s article is the setting where the date takes places. This is somewhat surprising because … Continue reading

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Review of Adams & Anderson “Policing in Natural Disasters” by Patrick Parnaby #sssi #policing https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.500 cc @sociologylens

We have just published Patrick Parnaby’s (University of Guelph) review of Terri M. Adams and Leigh R. Anderson’s book “Policing in Natural Disasters: Stress, Resilience, and the Challenges of Emergency Management” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. Parnaby writes that … Continue reading

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