Tag Archives: interactionism

Review of Jean Peneff’s book “Howard Becker: Sociology and Music in the Chicago School” #sssi #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.496 cc @sociologylens

The history of this journal “Symbolic Interaction” is closely intertwined with Howard Becker, not only because he was our inaugurating editor in 1977. Lot’s has been written by Howard Becker over the decades, including his books “Evidence” reviewed by Dagmar … Continue reading

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New Article on the intersection between G.H. Mead and Cognitive Science #sssi #sociology #neuro

In interactionism, there has been a long-standing interest in the relationship between cognitive processes and the social. This is reflected, for example, in the recent publication of book reviews by Simon Gottschalk on Rose and Abi-Rachette’s “Neuro”, Patrick Watson’s review … Continue reading

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Introduction to Special Section on ‘Space and Time’ #sssi #sociology #space #time

There has been long-standing, yet not consistent, interest in ‘Space’ and ‘Time’ in sociology in general and interactionism in particular. The Special Section on ‘Space and Time’ edited by Peter M. Hall published in Symbolic Interaction is comprised of very important … Continue reading

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New on Early View: “Seeing (Transitions to) Adulthood” #sssi #sociology

This journal has a long tradition in publishing articles concerned with life-course development, biography and status passages. Jason Torkelson’s article “Seeing (Transitions to) Adulthood in Youth (Sub)cultural Studies Through the Eyes of Former Straightedge Adherents“. In his paper Torkelson reports … Continue reading

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More books to Review: Innovative Ethnographies #sssi

Phillip Vannini (Royal Roads University) gave the 2014 Distinguished Lecture at the SSSI Conference in San Francisco. In his talk Phillip presented findings from his research on people living off the grid in Canada. This research now has been published … Continue reading

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From the Archives – Soccer and Symbolic Interaction

The football (soccer) World Cup in Brazil has just started, so I thought I look through the Symbolic Interaction archives and see what I find in terms of ‘football/soccer’. With Herbert Blumer having been a professional footballer, ie American footballer, … Continue reading

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“Why Would Our Heavenly Father Do that to Anyone” – New Article by J.Edward Sumerau & Ryan T Cragun

Over the past years, there have been growing debates about the discrimination against and oppression of homosexual people. In many countries these debates have led to changes in legislation yet without stopping discussion about the origins and reasons for homosexuality. … Continue reading

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Symbolic Interaction – CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on Space and Time guest edited by Peter M. Hall

Symbolic Interaction CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on Space and Time Guest Editor: Peter M. Hall Space and time are basic dimensions of societies and social life. Henri Lefebvre wrote they are distinctive but inseparable. Both together are infrequently addressed … Continue reading

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Early View: Eric Orion Silva – Neutralizing Problematic Frames in the Culture Wars

Eric Orion Silva’s article “Neutralizing Problematic Frames in the Culture Wars: Anti-Evolutionists Grapple with Religion” examines  570 letters to the editor published in American newspapers to explore how anti-evolutionists try to Counter attempts to frame their position as religious.  Silva explains how … Continue reading

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Review of J Wender’s book on Policing and the Politics of Everyday Live

Symbolic Interaction has just published Tim Berard’s review of Jonathan Wender’s book “Policing and the Poetics of Everyday Life”. In his review Berard highlights Wenders’ innovative approach to studying police work and the author’s exploration of the ways in which police (wo)men deal … Continue reading

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Out on Early View: Phil Strong: The Importance of Being Erving

“What then was Goffman’s contribution?” asks Phil Strong in his Review Essay in Symbolic Interaction and then elaborates on the incredible work that most sociology and social psychology students read, at least in parts in the course of their education. … Continue reading

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