Tag Archives: SSSI

New Article: “Reframing ‘Dirty Work’: The Case of Homeless Shelter Workers” by Julian Torelli and Anthony Puddephatt #sssi #sociology cc @sociologylens

There is a long-standing tradition in symbolic interactionism to investigate the work with vulnerable people. Recently (Vol.42(4)), for example, we published Carley Geiss’s paper “Connecting Practical Doings to Cultural Meanings: Exploring the Work of Moral Mediators in Human Service Organizations” … Continue reading

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Edmonds and Greiffenhagen “Configuring Prospective Sensations: Experimenters Preparing Participants for What They Might Feel” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.485 #sssi #emca #sociology #sensations #psychologicalexperiments cc @sociologylens

In their paper “Configuring Prospective Sensations: Experimenters Preparing Participants for ‘What They Might Feel’” David M. Edmonds and Christian Greiffenhagen investigate how in cognitive neuroscience experimenters describe and demonstrate prospective sensations for participants. In their study they show that experimenters often … 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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Joe Kotarba on ‘Symbolic Interaction and Applied Social Research’

In the UK in particular, but I presume elsewhere as well here has been a lot of discussion about the “impact” of sociology and related social research. Over on socialscinecespace.com Martyn Hammersley has challenged the unreflected demands for impact and the … Continue reading

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Article on Antenatal Screening published on Early View

  Over the past years, there has been a mounting interest in the relationship between the ever more sophisticated techniques and technologies deployed in antenatal screening and the implications for parents. Despite this growth in interest and in the importance … Continue reading

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Goffman Special Issue taking Shape: Dimitri Shalin’s article “Interfacing Biography” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction

With the publication of Dimitri Shalin’s article “Interfacing Biography, Theory and History: The Case of Erving Goffman” the Special Issue concerned with Erving Goffman begins to take shape. In his article that has just been published on Early View, Shalin … Continue reading

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Just published on Early View “Interpretive Asymmetry, Retrospective Inquiry and the Explication of Action in an Incident of Friendly Fire”

Michael Mair and colleagues’ offer a detailed analysis of a video clip that exhibits the interaction between pilots during who during the Iraq war became engaged in a friendly fire incident. The video that was publicized in the news media … Continue reading

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Symbolic Interaction – On Early View: Goffman in the Gallery: Interactive Art and Visitor Shyness

Susie Scott and colleagues have published an excellent new paper titled “Goffman in the Gallery: Interactive Art and Visitor Shyness” that has just been published on Early View. The paper examines how visitors to museums deal with “situational shyness” when … Continue reading

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Recollections of Working with Howard Becker

At the 2013 SSSI Conference in New York, Clinton Sanders was interviewed by one of our Associate Editors, Thomas DeGloma in relationship to his “Learning from Experience: Recollections of Working with Howard Becker” that was published in the May 2013 Issue … Continue reading

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Now on Early View: Revisiting Impartiality: Social Media and Journalism at The BBC

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon’s article “Revisiting Impartiality: Social Media and Journalism at The BBC” has just been published on Early View. The author draws on David Altheide’s framework of ‘Ecology of Communication’ to examine how the influx of “techies” in the BBC … Continue reading

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Symbolic Interaction YouTube Channel

We are please to inform you that our journal Symbolic Interaction now has a YouTube Channel. We will use the channel to collect the Video Abstracts that go with some of the articles in the journal here and, who knows, … Continue reading

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Strangers on a Bus – Media coverage of Esther Kim’s paper on travelling on Greyhound buses

Esther Kim’s article (SI August 2012) “Nonsocial Transient Behavior: Social Disengagement on the Greyhound Bus” received extraordinary media coverage in a large number of countries. Here is a small selection of links to relevant papers. http://healthland.time.com/2012/08/02/this-seats-taken-a-study-of-antisocial-traveler-behavior/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2182519/The-hate-stare-phone-check-Researchers-reveals-tactics-daily-commute.html http://www.wz-newsline.de/home/politik/sitznachbar-unerwuenscht-die-tricks-in-bus-und-bahn-1.1065283 http://pansci.tw/archives/23835  

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Great Media Coverage for Sandy To’s recent article in Symbolic Interaction

The current issue of Symbolic Interaction (Vol.36, 1) features Sandy To’s (杜先致) article “Understanding Sheng Nu (“Leftover Women”): the Phenomenon of Late Marriage among Chinese Professional Women“. The article investigates the “leftover women” phenomenon, i.e. the rise in unmarried professional Chinese. It … Continue reading

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