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New Article: “St. Clair Drake, the Chicago School, and the Emergence of a New Urban Black Perspective” by Roger Salerno https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.607 #sssi #race #sociology #ChicagoSchool @sociologylens

Symbolic Interaction has just published a new article St. Clair Drake, the Chicago School, and the Emergence of a New Urban Black Perspective” in which Roger Salerno discusses the particular ethnographic approach and studies of St. Clair Drake who was … Continue reading

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Message by the President of SSSI (20 July 2022)

Dear SSSI Members, Greetings and I hope you are all enjoying the summer break. As a matter ofintroductions, I am Tony Puddephatt, the new president of the Society forthis year. I look forward to doing what I can for the … Continue reading

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New Article: ““I Say I Work at the University”: Norwegian Professors and Passing as Interaction Ritual” by Anders Vassenden and Ingrid Rusnes #SSSI #…

Using qualitative interviews, Vassenden and Rusnes examine Norwegian professors’ everyday self-presentation and leave their occupation undisclosed … New Article: ““I Say I Work at the University”: Norwegian Professors and Passing as Interaction Ritual” by Anders Vassenden and Ingrid Rusnes #SSSI … Continue reading

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New Book Review: David Nock discusses Neil McLaughlin’s “Erich Fromm and Global Public Sociology” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.592 #sssi #publicsociology #sociology

There is renewed interest in the Frankfurt School as well as a growing interest in public sociology and the impact of sociological research on policy and practice. Save for a Routledge companion to the Frankfurt School there are historic accounts … Continue reading

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New Review Essay: Krzysztof T. Konecki discusses “Just like Family” by Andrea Laurent-Simpson (@laurent_simpson) and “The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals” by Katja M. Guenther (@animalabolition) https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.590 @sociologlens #animals #society #sssi #sociology

There is currently plenty of discussion about animals in society. With a short series of book reviews discussing recently published book concerned with the treatment of animals in the human-world, Symbolic Interaction makes a small contribution to this debate. We … Continue reading

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New Article: “Inequality, Rules of Irrelevance, and Recognition in Broken Friendships” by Laura Eramian and Peter Mallory #SSSI #Inequality #Friendship @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.589

Based on interviews in an Atlantic Canadian city, Eramian and Mallory investigate how and when the world of inequality comes to matter in friendship. They study failed and difficult friendships through attention to the relationship between (in)equality, recognition, and “rules of … Continue reading

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Review of Tina Deshotels and Craig Forsyth’s book: “In Gendered Power Dynamics and Exotic Dance” By Bernadette Barton https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.587 @Sociologylens #SSSI #Sociology #Feministtheory

In her review of the book Gendered Power Dynamics and Exotic Dance: A Multilevel Analysis, Bernadette Barton shows how Deshotels and Forsyth examine “exotic dancers’ experiences of power in the context of three different levels of analysis: micro, meso, and … Continue reading

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Review of Amanda M. Gengler’s book: “”Save My Kid:” How Families of Critically Ill Children Cope, Hope, and Negotiate an Unequal Healthcare System” by Lillian Wynne Platten https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.586 @Sociologylens #SSSI #Sociology #Healthcare

We have just published Lillian Wynne Platten’s review of Amanda M. Gengler’s book: “Save My Kid:” How Families of Critically Ill Children Cope, Hope, and Negotiate an Unequal Healthcare System. In this book, Gengler gives a narrative analysis of the … Continue reading

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Review of DeYoung (@SarahDeYoung2) and Farmer’s “All Creatures Safe and Sound” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.582 @sociologylens #sssi #sociology #animals #disaster

In her excellent review of Sarah E. DeYoung and Ashley K. Farmer’s book “All Creatures Safe and Sound. The Social Landscape of Pets in Disasters” Jessica Austin writes that the book “should be required reading for emergency managers and policymakers … Continue reading

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Symbolic Interaction Vol.4(4) is out! #sssi #journal #sociology #TOC

ARTICLES The Art of the Spiel: Analyzing Donald Trump’s Tweets as Gonzo Storytelling Brian Monahan, R. J. Maratea Pages: 699-727 PDF “Meet Them Where They Are”: Attentional Processes in Social Movement Listening J. L. Johnson Pages: 728-747 PDF “Only Going to Get Worse”: … Continue reading

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New Article: “The Silicone Self: Examining Sexual Selfhood and Stigma within the Love and Sex Doll Community” by Kenneth R. Hanson #SSSI #Sociology @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.575

In this article, Hanson seeks to understand how love and sex doll owners account for their transgressive sex practice in fluid ways that depend on the context in which they are discussing their practice. Hanson argues that these accounts “reveal … Continue reading

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Review of Hannah Wohl’s book “Bound by Creativity” #SSSI #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.578 @sociologylens

There is a long-stanidng interest in the arts and creativity within Symbolic Interactionism. With her book “Bound by Creativity: How Contemporary Art is Created and Judged” Hannah Wohl contributes to this body of work. In his review of the book, … Continue reading

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Review of Kate Darling’s book “The New Breed: How to Think about Robots” by Dirk vom Lehn #SSSI #Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.576

We have published Dirk Vom Lehn’s review of Kate Darling’s book “The New Breed: How to Think about Robots.” In this book, Darling discusses robots as a “new breed” and provides a “neat opposite to technology-deterministic and dystopian arguments characterizing … Continue reading

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New Article: “Transgender Possibilities and the Cisgendering of Family among Cisgender Women” by J. E Sumerau & Giuseppina Valle Holway #SSSI #Sociology @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.573

J. E Sumerau & Giuseppina Valle Holway’s article has addressed the questions of “how do cisgender people construct familial expectations, and what consequences do these actions have for the reproduction of inequality?” In this article, the authors examine these questions … Continue reading

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Review of Anne Warfield Rawls’ book “Harold Garfinkel: Parsons’ Primer” by Nozomi Ikeya #SSSI #Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.571

We have published Nozomi Ikeya’s review of Anne Warfield Rawls’ book “Harold Garfinkel: Parsons’ Primer.” This edited collection comprises of papers elaborating Parsons’ works and their conversations with ethnomethodology. It also includes Parsons’ correspondences with Garfinkel and his colleagues, as … Continue reading

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Review of Robert Owen Gardner’s book “The Portable Community: Place and Displacement in Bluegrass Festival Life” by Lee Robert Blackstone #SSSI #Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.572

We have published Lee Robert Blackstone’s review of Robert Owen Gardner’ book “The Portable Community: Place and Displacement in Bluegrass Festival Life by Robert Owen Gardner” recently. In this book Gardner offers the concept of “portable community” and builds on Goffman’s notion … Continue reading

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New Article: ““I don’t say that I’m a who’s who”: Negotiating Identity through Humility Work” by SunAh M. Laybourn #SSSI #Sociology @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.569

SunAh M. Laybourn’s article has addressed the question of how the members of a group retain their identity while navigating the negative inferences when the strategies of reframing or imbuing identity are limited. She introduces the “humility work” as a … Continue reading

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Review of Max Besbris book “Upsold: Real Estate Agents, Prices, and Neighborhood Inequality” by Scott Grills #sssi #economicsociology @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.568

We have just published Scott Grills’ review of Max Besbris’ book “Upsold: Real Estate Agents, Prices, and Neighborhood Inequality”. In this book Besbris examines real estate agents’ interactional work to achieve and sustain their authority in relation to clients and … Continue reading

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New Issue out: Symbolic Interaction (@sijournal), vol. 44/3 #sssi #sociology @sociologylens

ARTICLES “It’s Not a Pattern of Behavior”: Proxy Deflection of Eviction Stigma by Community Care Providers Garrett L. Grainger Pages: 479-503 PDF Performance of Agency in Real-Life Encounters: Turning Unequal Power and Structural Constraint into Collaboration Nanna Mik-Meyer, Mark Haugaard Pages: 504-532 PDF … Continue reading

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New Article: “Desire/Desirability: Gender Asymmetries in Heterosexual Erotic Attention” by Gabrielle LaFleur https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.555 #sssi #sociology #gender @sociologylens

We have just published Gabrielle LaFleur’s article entitled “Desire/Desirability: Gender Asymmetries in Heterosexual Erotic Attention” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. LaFleur “proposes to synthesize sexual social constructionism, radical feminism, and cognitive sociology in order to identify and analyze “gender … Continue reading

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