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New Book Review: David Nock discusses Neil McLaughlin’s “Erich Fromm and Global Public Sociology” https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.592 #sssi #publicsociology #sociology

There is renewed interest in the Frankfurt School as well as a growing interest in public sociology and the impact of sociological research on policy and practice. Save for a Routledge companion to the Frankfurt School there are historic accounts … Continue reading

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New Review Essay: Krzysztof T. Konecki discusses “Just like Family” by Andrea Laurent-Simpson (@laurent_simpson) and “The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals” by Katja M. Guenther (@animalabolition) https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.590 @sociologlens #animals #society #sssi #sociology

There is currently plenty of discussion about animals in society. With a short series of book reviews discussing recently published book concerned with the treatment of animals in the human-world, Symbolic Interaction makes a small contribution to this debate. We … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 Monahan, R. J. Maratea Pages: 699-727 PDF “Meet Them Where They Are”: Attentional Processes in Social Movement Listening J. L. Johnson Pages: 728-747 PDF “Only Going to Get Worse”: … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New Issue out: Symbolic Interaction (@sijournal), vol. 44/3 #sssi #sociology @sociologylens

ARTICLES “It’s Not a Pattern of Behavior”: Proxy Deflection of Eviction Stigma by Community Care Providers Garrett L. Grainger Pages: 479-503 PDF Performance of Agency in Real-Life Encounters: Turning Unequal Power and Structural Constraint into Collaboration Nanna Mik-Meyer, Mark Haugaard Pages: 504-532 PDF … Continue reading

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New Article: “Desire/Desirability: Gender Asymmetries in Heterosexual Erotic Attention” by Gabrielle LaFleur https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.555 #sssi #sociology #gender @sociologylens

We have just published Gabrielle LaFleur’s article entitled “Desire/Desirability: Gender Asymmetries in Heterosexual Erotic Attention” on Early View of Symbolic Interaction. LaFleur “proposes to synthesize sexual social constructionism, radical feminism, and cognitive sociology in order to identify and analyze “gender … Continue reading

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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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