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 institutional.” Barton outlines the efforts of the authors in creating a flexible feminist theory of power showing how each level impacts and interacts with the others. She demonstrates how the authors deepen our understanding of power changes based on the context.

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“Meaningful role. Sociologist named editor-in-chief of Symbolic Interaction” @MUNSociology’s gazette’s article on Lisa-jo van den Scott becoming editor of @sijournal #sociology #sssi #interactionism #emca @sociologylens

Memorial University’s gazette has published an article about the new editor of Symbolic Interaction. Click on the image to open the article.

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Symbolic Interaction Vol.45 No.1 is out! #sssi #sociology #interactionism @sociologylens

Anticipating White Futures: The Ends-Based Orientation of White Thinking

Jennifer C. Mueller, DyAnna K. Washington

  • Pages: 3-26

Reproducing the Gaming Gender Hierarchy

Bertan Buyukozturk

  • Pages: 27-49

Making Independent Decisions Together: Rational Emotions in Legal Adjudication (Open Access)

Stina Bergman Blix

  • Pages: 50-71

Desire/Desirability: Gender Asymmetries in Heterosexual Erotic Attention

Gabrielle LaFleur

  • Pages: 72-96

“We Are the Women Our Parents Warned Us Against:” Identity Reconstruction and the Re-Imagining of Gender After High-Cost Religious Disaffiliation

Bethany Gull

  • Pages: 97-122

“Man Looks at the Outward Appearance, God Looks at the Heart:” Inclusion and Identity in a High Boundary Religion

Jonathan Walker, Scott T. Fitzgerald

  • Pages: 123-145

BOOK REVIEWS

The Ongoing (Hi)Story of Chicago Sociology

Jean-François Côté

  • Pages: 146-149

Tiny Publics and Democratic Politics

Neil McLaughlin

  • Pages: 150-152

Mcclesky V. Kemp: How the U.S. Supreme Court Shut Down the Ability to Challenge Systemic Racism in the Death Penalty

Jeffery T. Ulmer

  • Pages: 153-157

Legalizing Racism

Michelle Smirnova

  • Pages: 158-160

Organizing Scientific Discovery: Everyday Life and Knowledge Production in Planetary Science

Nahoko Kameo

  • Pages: 161-163
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New Book Review: Michael Dellwing on William Housley’s “Society in the Digital Age. An Interactionist Perspective” #sssi #sociology #digital @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.585

We have just published Michael Dellwing’s review of Will Housley’s book “Society in the Digital Age. An Interactionist Perspective”.

SSSI Members can download the review by clicking HERE. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $35 (£30) please click HERE.

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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 parents’ and families’ experiences of the Unites States’ healthcare system. Gengler highlights the parents’ desperate attempts and struggles of saving their children from severe health conditions in an unequal health system through the symbolic interactionist, medical sociology, and structural social inequalities perspective.

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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 @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.583

Using qualitative interviews, Vassenden and Rusnes examine Norwegian professors’ everyday self-presentation and leave their occupation undisclosed before cautiously negotiating possible disclosure.

Using Goffman’s treatise of passing with interaction ritual and facework, the paper suggests that while “(soft) self-protection is one concern for professors, they also pass for additional reasons: protecting interactants from insecurity or discomfort and preventing imbalance and “fuss.””


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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 engaged in disaster planning and relief efforts. DeYoung and Farmer eloquently describe the reality of companion animal welfare in disasters without agenda other than to ensure the safety of the non-human family members that reside in nearly 60% of households”.

Members of SSSI can download the review that has just been published on Early View of our journal HERE or by clicking the image below.

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New Book Review: Gordon C. Chang on “Studies on the Social Construction of Identity and Authenticity” edited by J. Patrick Williams & Kaylan C. Schwarz https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.581 #sssi #identity #authenticity #sociology #marketing @sociologylens

We have just published Jason Rodriquez review of Tania M. Jenkins’ book “Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession”. Members of SSSI can download the review HERE or by clicking the image below.

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New book review: Jason Rodriquez reviews Tania M. Jenkins @taniamjenkins “Doctors’ Orders” #sssi #sociology #health https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.580 cc @sociologylens

We have just published Jason Rodriquez review of Tania M. Jenkins’ book “Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession”. Members of SSSI can download the review HERE or by clicking the image below.

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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 MonahanR. J. Maratea

  • Pages: 699-727

“Meet Them Where They Are”: Attentional Processes in Social Movement Listening

J. L. Johnson

  • Pages: 728-747

“Only Going to Get Worse”: Narrative Magnifications and Emotion Work among Rural Frontline Responders in the Opioid Epidemic

Christian VaccaroMelissa SwaugerAshley NiccolaiShayna MorrisonAlex HeckertVictor GarciaErick Lauber

  • Pages: 748-770

An Online Acquaintance Community: The Emergence of Chinese Virtual Civility

Xiaoli TianYanan Guo

  • Pages: 771-797

All the World’s a Con: Frontstage, Backstage, and the Blurred Boundaries of Cosplay

Erynn Masi de CasanovaJeremy Brenner-LevoyCole Weirich

  • Pages: 798-818

Repetition Acknowledgment Prefaces

David R. Gibson

  • Pages: 819-842

BOOK REVIEWS

How Conventional Places Breed Unconventional Ideology: Space, Place, and the Expansion of Far-Right Radicalization

Kelsey C. Boismier

  • Pages: 843-846

Forgotten but Not Gone: A Reintroduction to the Neglected Social Theorists

Leonard A. Steverson

  • Pages: 847-849

Locating Digital Urban Ethnography

Tilo GrenzMaria Schlechter

  • Pages: 850-854

Never Merely a Peg: The Body in Symbolic Interaction

Ryan McVeigh

  • Pages: 855-857

Emotional Order in the Court! Defense Attorneys and Emotional Labor

Leonard A. Steverson

  • Pages: 858-860 

The Need for Interdisciplinary Approaches to Criminal (in)Justice

Anthony James Williams

  • Pages: 861-864

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SSSI Notes Vol.49(3) published! #sssi #newsletter #sociology

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (#sssi) has just published the latest edition of its newsletter. SSSI NOTES Vol.49(3) can be downloaded by clicking on the image below.

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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 the underlying sexual selfhood project of doll owners”, what he calls the “silicone self”. The silicon self is a term that helps to show “how the doll community members manage stigma by emphasizing sexual individualism and drawing on pro-sex, feminist, and anti-feminist discourses.”

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New Article: “From Engagement to Disengagement in a Psychiatric Assessment Process” by Anssi Peräkylä, Liisa Voutilainen, Maarit Lehtinen, Mariel Wuolio #sssi #emca #psychiatry https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.574 @sociologylens

Psychiatric assessments prominently feature in TV series like ‘Killing Eve’ or documentaries like ‘What makes a murderer’. The focus of these programmes often is on the mental state of the accused or convicted rather than with the process through which psychiatrists assess people. In a recent article in The Guardian the Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist Taj Ranjan entitled “Inside the mind of a murderer: the power and limits of forensic psychiatry” points to the importance of this process and the work that psychiatrists need to undertake to get a person to talk. In their recent article “From Engagement to Disengagement in a Psychiatric Assessment Process” Anssi Peräkylä, Liisa Voutilainen, Maarit Lehtinen, and Mariel Wuolio use conversation analysis to examine the process of psychiatric assessment. They inspect 9 clinical interviews to study patient engagement in a psychiatric assessment process with a young woman who eventually received the diagnosis of personality disorder.

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The article comes with a wonderful Video-Abstract

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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, Henrik Fuerst argues that “[T]hrough the core concept of creative vision, Hannah Wohl explores esthetic judgment, moving the perspective between different roles in the contemporary art scene.” In Fuerst’s view, the book provides “reader who wants an inside view of the contemporary art scene in New York City “with an engaging storyline, and initiated portraits of artists, dealers, and collectors.”

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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 the future of humanity to be determined by robots and machines.”

Rather than characterizing the future of humanity to be determined by robots and machines, by returning to animal analogy, she suggests that we would benefit most from the deployment of robots if we use them as supplements to other tools we already use. “Just like people breed and hold control over animals to use them to their advantage, now is the time to identify the opportunities offered by robots and exploit them to our advantage.”

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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 through in-depth interviews with cisgender college-aged women to understand how the participants construct familial ideals predicated upon cisgender norms and assumptions.


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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 well as correspondences between Garfinkel and his students.

Garfinkel for instance “describes Parsons’ work in great detail, going on to say that “one of many available solutions to the problem of social order, is an exceptional solution in its originality, rigor, scope, and usefulness. But because Parsons is so difficult to read his work has been used less and criticized more than it deserves” (p. 111).”

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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 of “public backstage” to describes how the bluegrass fans perform and enact a sense of self in the annual festival space.

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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 new form of identity talk “whereby individuals proactively avoid inauthentication of their identity, enact symbolic boundaries against other group members, and avoid the negative inferences of the identity by reframing their participation as an extension of their personal authenticity.”


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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 the market throughout the buying process.

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