New Book Review Out: R.J. Smith on David Calvey’s book on “Covert Research” #sssi #sociology #methods cc @sociologylens

Parallel to the discussions on research ethics sociologists further develop their research methods. With “Covert Research” David Calvey has published a book that explores how researchers can maintain their commitment to research ethics while conducting research without revealing their identity as a social scientist. Calvey draws on a wide range of examples, including his own research on the work of bouncers at nightclubs.

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New Article out! “‘A Give Grief Kind of Guy’: Help‐Seeking, Status, and the Experience of Helpers at a University IT Help Desk” #sssi #sociology #organization cc @sociologylens

We have just published J. Lotus Seeley’s article “‘A Give Grief Kind of Guy’: Help‐Seeking, Status, and the Experience of Helpers at a University IT Help Desk” that explores how organizational status hierarchies develop independently of organizational rank or authority. SSSI members can download the review by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click HERE. 

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Dagmar Danko’s Review of H.S. Becker’s ‘Evidence’ #sssi #sociology

In recent years there has been plenty of debate about evidence in ethnographic and cognate research. Howard S. Becker has taken up this topic in his latest book that Dagmar Danko reviewed for Symbolic Interaction. SSSI members can download the review by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click HERE. 

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Symbolic Interaction – New Issue Out! #sssi #sociology

Symbolic Interaction

Vol. 41 No. 2 (2018)

 

Articles

Cooperative Accounts: Avoiding Conflict and Repairing Social Relations

Pages: 143-164

Catching Babies in Prohibition States: Midwives’ Accounts for an Illegal Profession

Pages: 165-184

 

No Room for Respectability: Boundary Work in Interaction at a Shanghai Rental

Pages: 185-209

 

“It Did Not Affect Me”: The (IR)Relevance of the German Reunification in Autobiographical Narratives of East Germans

Pages: 210-226

 

A video abstract is available at https://youtu.be/d69JXE0Ryqw.

Central Bank Transparency as a Dialogical Accomplishment

Pages: 227-246

Social Network Challenges to Reducing Consumption: The Problem of Gift Giving

Pages: 247-266

 

Book Reviews

Is the Self Prelinguistic or Internalized Sociability?

Pages: 267-270

The Media Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Case Studies, and Prevention

Pages: 271-274

Toward a Phenomenological Interactionism

Pages: 275-278

 

Beyond the Eighth Moment: Alternative Modes of Evaluating Postmodern Ethnographic Work

Pages: 279-281

 

Demeanor, Time Management, and the Everyday Performances of Judicial Officers

Pages: 282-284

 

War and Conflict Commemoration: Identities, Memories, and Place

Pages: 285-288

 

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Review Essay on Grounded Theory by Krzysztof T. Konecki #sssi #methods #sociology

We have recently published Krysztof T. Konecki’s Review Essay “Classic Grounded Theory—The Latest Version: Interpretation of Classic Grounded Theory as a Meta-Theory for Research”. In his essay Konecki critically examines Holton and Walsh’s (2017) book “Classic Grounded TheoryApplications with Qualitative and Quantitative Data”. 

SSSI members can download the review by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click HERE. 

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New Article on Early View: B.P. Battle – ‘Deservingness, Deadbeat Dads, and Responsible Fatherhood’ #sssi #sociology

We have just published a new article on Early View. SSSI members can download the article by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click HERE. 

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New Book Review: Thomas Roulet on Mark de Rond’s Doctors at War #sssi #sociology #orgstudies

We have just published Thomas Roulet’s review of Mark de Rond’s ethnography “Doctors at War”. Roulet writes “Mark de Rond brilliantly presents the human side of those doctors, making them incredibly relatable. So relatable, that we might for one second forget about the barbarity they witness and how emotionally strong they must be, to imagine ourselves wanting to embrace the same challenges and purpose.”

SSSI members can download the review by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click HERE. 

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