Video Abstract on our YouTube Channel – Tim J. Curry and Kiernan O. Gordon’s article “Muir, Roosevelt, and Yosemite National Park as an Emergent Sacred Symbol: An Interaction Ritual Analysis of a Camping Trip” #sssi #sociology

All authors publishing in Symbolic Interaction are encouraged to produce and submit a video abstract with their paper. From experience we know that video-abstracts have a positive influence on readers and would-be readers.

Tim J. Curry and Kiernan O. Gordon’s article “Muir, Roosevelt, and Yosemite National Park as an Emergent Sacred Symbol: An Interaction Ritual Analysis of a Camping Trip” has an associated video-abstract that arouses people’s curiosity for their article. The article discusses the meeting between the preservationist John Muir and President Roosevelt using Randall Collins’ concept of interaction ritual chains.

For more video-abstracts and other videos related to Symbolic Interaction visit the SSSIORG YouTube Channel.

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Latest Issue of SSSI Notes Vol45/3 – #sociology #sssi #newsletter

The latest issue of the newsletter of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction has just been published. To access the newsletter please click HERE.

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New article on EARLY VIEW: ‘Crisis Rhetoric, Stigma Play’ by Clara S. Lewis #sociology #sssi

Clara S. Lewis has conducted a study of undergraduate students who have selected humanities subjects and the impact of their selection on their status. In her investigations Lewis is concerned with how the students “renegotiate ideologies, practices, and resources in ways that generate meaningful educational experiences”. SSSI members can access the article by clicking the image below.

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New article on Early View: ‘The Importance of ’empty gestures’ in Recovery’ #sssi #sociology

A new article has been published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In her paper “The Importance of ’empty gestures’ in Recover: Being Human Together” Astrid Skatvedt investigates the social processes through which ‘everydayness’ is accomplished in healthcare. Members of SSSI can access the article by clicking the image below.

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P. Sormani’s Review of “Deconstructing Ethnography” on Early View #sssi #sociology

“Deconstructing Ethnography” uses ethnomethodology to critically discuss the field of system design and its reliance on versions of technological determinism. Philippe Sormani has written a very interesting and insightful review of the book by Graham Button, Andy Crabtree, Mark Rouncefield and Peter Tolmie. We have just published the review on Early View. SSSI Members can access the review by clicking the image below.

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Review of Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman’s book “The Color of Love” #sssi #sociology

In his review, Chris Conner describes Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman’s book “The Color of Love” as  “an excellent ethnographic project examining how race is constituted and affects the everyday lives of Afro-Brazilian family members.” By making an important contribution to our understanding of the constitution and reification of race Hordge-Freeman’s book is an excellent example of an ethnography that is highly relevant to contemporary debates in sociology as well as as in public discourse.

At the forthcoming SSSI 2017 Annual Meetings in Montreal Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman will participate in an Author meets Critics session.

Members can access Chris Conner’s splendid review of “The Color of Love” by clicking the image below.

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Review of Tim Highfield’s “Social Media and Everyday Politics” on Early View #sssi #sociology

Today we are all the more aware that Twitter is used by politicians and for political purposes. As Rituparna Patgiri writes in her review,  Tim Highfield “very beautifully highlights the role that social media plays in organizing or helping movements and protests. Because of social media, such “political” activities become very commonplace in nature. The everyday, personal, and individual is connected to the non-every day, political, and collective.” Members of SSSI can download Rituparna Patgiri’s review of Tim Highfield’s book “Social Media and Everyday Politics” by clicking the image below.

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