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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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New Article on Editor’s Invitation: “Kathy Charmaz: Theory, Method, and Scholarly Identity” by Jacqueline Low and Caitlin Hyslop-Margison https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.551 #sssi #sociology #Charmaz

The editor of Symbolic Interaction has invited Jacqueline Low and Caitlin Hyslop-Margison to reflect on Kathy Charmaz’s work who sadly died on July 26th, 2020. In their article, Low and Hyslop-Margison analyze Charmaz’s research and published works in reference to … Continue reading

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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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