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New Article: “Performance of Agency in Real‐Life Encounters: Turning Unequal Power and Structural Constraint into Collaboration” by Nanna Mik‐Meyer (@mikmeyer) and Mark Haugaard #sssi #structure #power @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.528

We have just published Nanna Mik-Meyer’s and Mark Haugaard’s article “Performance of Agency in Real‐Life Encounters: Turning Unequal Power and Structural Constraint into Collaboration” on Early View of Symbolic interaction. Through their analysis of video-recorded placement meetings in homeless shelters … Continue reading

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Book review of Gary A Fine’s book “Players and Pawns” by Taylor Price #TheQueensGambit #sssi

Many of the readers here who are currently glued to their screens watching ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ might also be interested in Gary Alan Fine’s (2015) book “Players and Pawns: How Chess builds Community and Culture”. In 2017, Professor Fine’s book … Continue reading

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Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI): New Website #sssi

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction has a new website. Please click HERE or on the image below to visit the site.

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Book Review: Ross Haenfler on “Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory” by Patricia Hill Collins #sssi #sociology #intersectionality cc @sociologylens

In 2019, the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction invited Professor Patricia Hill Collins as Distinguished Lecturer to its Annual Meetings in New York. At the meetings, Professor Collins talked about her work in intersectionality which also the content … Continue reading

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Review Essay by Anthony Puddephatt discussing Braden T. Leap’s book “Gone Goose. The Remaking of an American town in the Age of Climate Change” #sssi #environment #climate cc @sociologylens

In light of the pandemic and the forthcoming election in the USA discussions of climate change and its impact on all our lives seems often forgotten. Anthony Puddephatt’s review essay discussing Braden T. Leap’s book “Gone Goose. The Remaking of … Continue reading

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New Article: “Framing Atmospheres: Goffman, Space, and Music in Everyday Life” by Eduardo de la Fuente and Michael James Walsh #sssi #sociology #senses cc @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.506

Another article that will be published in the Special Issue on ‘The Senses in Social Interaction’ has just been published on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. In “Framing Atmospheres: Goffman, Space, and Music in Everyday Life” Eduardo de la Fuente … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Christopher T. Conner reviews “Cultural or Critical Interactionism, Why Not Both” edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen #sssi #teaching #sociology cc @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.509

Another excellent book that will help us when preparing for the coming academic year is Michael Hviid Jacobsen’s edited volume “Critical and Cultural Interactionism: Insights from Sociology and Criminology”. The book has been reviewed by Christopher T. Conner who describes … Continue reading

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New Book Review: In ‘Teaching Symbolic Interactionism’ J Sumerau (@jsumerau) reviews Charmaz, Harris and Irvine’s “The Social Self and Everyday Life” #sssi #sociology #teaching @sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.510

As the new academic term is upon us we are hopeful again to find a good book we can use to introduce students to symbolic interactionism. With “The Social Self and Everyday Life: Understanding the World through Symbolic Interactionism” by … Continue reading

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“Diagnosis as Topic and as Resource: Reflections on the Epistemology and Ontology of Disease in Medical Sociology” by Darin Weinberg #sssi https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.504 cc @sociologylens

We have just published a new article by Darin Weinberg. In “Diagnosis as Topic and as Resource: Reflections on the Epistemology and Ontology of Disease in Medical Sociology” Weinberg argues that by demonstrating how framing the epistemology and ontology of … Continue reading

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New Issue! Symbolic Interaction Vol.43(3) cc @sociologlens #sssi #emca

Symbolic Interaction Vol.43 No. 3 Table of Contents ARTICLES Outspoken Objects and Unspoken Myths: The Semiotics of Object‐Mediated Communication Stephanie Peña‐Alves Pages: 385-404   Distributed Selves: Shifting Inequities of Impression Management in Couples Living with Dementia James Rupert Fletcher Pages: 405-427   … Continue reading

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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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