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The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) is an international professional organization of scholars interested in the study of a wide range of social issues with an emphasis on identity, everyday practice, and language.

New Book Review: Clayton Childress on Paul Lopes’s “Art Rebels” #sssi #music #art

In symbolic interactionism and our journal there is a long-standing interest in art and music. For example, in 2015 we published Wenchao Lu’s interview with Howard Becker “Sociology and Art” and Lucia Ruggerone’s and Neil Jenkings’s article “Talking About Beauty“, … Continue reading

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CfP Special Issue “Celebrating and Interrogating the Blumerian Legacy” #sssi #sociology #SymbolicInteraction

Special Issue Call For Papers Jacqueline Low and Gary Bowden (Eds.) Celebrating and Interrogating the Blumerian Legacy   Deadline to Submit Papers: September 30, 2019   As we mark the 50th  Anniversary of the publication of Blumer’s (1969) pivotal work … Continue reading

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SSSI Annual Meetings 2019 – Call for Abstracts and sessions #sssi #sociology

Dear Colleagues and a Friends Abstract submissions for the 2019 SSSI Annual Meetings in New York City are also due on April 1, 2019. https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/home/conferences-events/2019-annual-meetings-of-sssi   I have already received some excellent and interesting abstracts and am getting very excited for the … Continue reading

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SSSI Awards – Call for Nominations #sssi #sociology

Dear Colleagues and Friends,  This is just a friendly reminder that nominations for the SSSI awards are due on March 30: For more information head over the the SSSI website:https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/home/sssi-awards Best wishes, Stacey     Stacey Hannem, PhD Associate Professor & … Continue reading

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Couch-Stone Symposium 2019 – Des Moines, Iowa, 16 – 18 May #sssi #conference #CfP

TEACHING & SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM Couch-Stone Symposium May 16-18, 2019 Des Moines, Iowa Co-Organizers: Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College David Schweingruber, Iowa State University How should Symbolic Interactionism be taught in the undergraduate classroom? How can the Symbolic Interactionist … Continue reading

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Symbolic Interaction Vol.42/1 – Thematic Issue ‘Technology, the Internet, and Social Media’ #sssi #sociology

We have jus published the latest issue of Symbolic Interaction (Vol 42/1). This issue of our journal is a Thematic Issue concerned with “Technology, the Internet and Social Media”. It includes Scott Harris’ introduction followed by 6 research articles, a review … Continue reading

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SSSI Notes Vol.47 No. 2

The latest issue of the SSSI Newsletter with information on the 2019 conference and much more can be downloaded HERE.

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2019 Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction #sssi #sociology

The Program Planning Committee of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction is pleased to call for papers that address this year’s conference theme or that engage with any other aspect of symbolic interaction: “Power, Structure, and Intersectionality in … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Joe Kotarba on “Designed for Hi-Fi Living” #sssi #music #cct #sociology

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We have just published Joe Kotarba’s review of Janet Borgerson’s and Jonathan Schroeder’s ‘Designed for Hi-Fi Living’. Kotarba writes that “[T]he authors curated a well-selected group of midcentury (1950s and 1960s) American pop record…

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New Book Review: Lee Blackstone reviews three books on music and wellbeing #sssi #music

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There is plenty of interest in music and music related topics within interactionist sociology. Save for the large amount of research articles and book reviews in Symbolic Interaction we have the SSSI Music…

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What’s in a Name

“I don’t know what it’s called,” they say smiling, “But its track four, yeah, track four, this moment is definitely track four!” “There is something about that song, you know the one with the thing about the elephant, there is … Continue reading

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Homecoming Queens & the Soundtracking of a Research-based Novel

After first publishing Cigarettes & Wine (see review in Symbolic Interaction) and later beginning my own independent series of sociological and queer based southern stories with Essence, I released my second research-based novel in the Social Fictions Series earlier this month – … Continue reading

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Between the Sounds

The other day I did something I have done many times, but I thought about it more than I normally have, likely because I write this blog and occasionally do some music-related scholarly work nowadays. This leads me to regularly … Continue reading

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Into the Great Wide Open

The title of this post refers to two things in my home office right now. First, I am currently listening to a song by this name by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. I’m currently on a massive Tom Petty kick … Continue reading

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2017 SSSI Annual Conference in Montreal – Final Program – #sociology

Dear Friends and Colleagues the Final Program of our conference in Montreal has just been published on our website. Please follow the link below, have a look at the conference and then join SSSI in Montreal. Beth Montemurro has done a splendid job … Continue reading

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Latest Issue of #SSSI Notes Vol.46(1) – 2017 #sociology

The latest issue of SSSI Notes has been published on our website. Please follow the link below to access the Notes. https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxzc3NpbnRlcmFjdGlvbnxneDpmODU4NTg4N2ZlNmY3YTY Thanks to Will Force for putting the newsletter together once again and to all those of you who … Continue reading

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Gonorrhea on a Gravel Road

Have you ever thought about song lyrics that people mishear?  Have you ever wondered about what such accidental reinterpretations might say?  Have you ever had one of these occasions become an inside joke or other bonding experience? The title of … Continue reading

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Reminder – #SSSI Annual Meeting in Montreal (August 9th to 13th)

Dear SSSI Colleagues: If you have not yet had a chance to look at the preliminary program for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, I encourage you to do so. You can see … Continue reading

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Exploring the Meaning(s) of Record Store Day

Right now, I’m sitting on my porch sipping a cup of coffee and listening to the latest release from Brandy Clark – Live from Los Angeles.  I’m especially happy to be doing this because this record is one of the 8 … Continue reading

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Soundtracking Existence

After dreaming of doing so for most of my life, two weeks ago I released my first novel – Cigarettes & Wine, for purchasing information please visit http://a.co/5bsI4v2.  The novel is a sociological narrative built on over two decades of … Continue reading

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