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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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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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Finding Favorites

As someone who listens to a lot of music, collects a lot of music, and plays a lot of music in various ways, I find myself constantly learning of artists, trying out new and old artists I have missed to … Continue reading

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After the end of a year

After the end of every year, I find myself thinking about other endings that occur throughout the course of a life. As I often do, I generally begin more regularly listening to music concerning the experience of such endings. Whether … Continue reading

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Couch-Stone Symposium 2016 – Call for Papers #sssi #sociology

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Call for Session Proposals – Annual Conference SSSI 2016 (Seattle)

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Environment, Body, and Other Complex Systems in Symbolic Interactionism August 19-21, 2016 Seattle, Washington Conference Theme  The complexities of social life have been interactionism’s playground since the very earliest…

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SSSI election results are in! #sssi

President-elect (2015-2016): Leslie Irvine, University of Colorado Vice President-elect (2015 – 2016): Jennifer Dunn, Texas Tech University Publication Committee (2015 – 2018): – Jason Sumerau, University of Tampa – Linda Belgrave, University of Miami All have gladly accepted their new … Continue reading

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Sociology of Pop Music Course (Joe Kotarba) #sssi #music

I am teaching my online sociology of pop music course this semester, as I do every spring and summer. Our assignment this week has my students (all 76 of them) analyzing the Grammys through the three major sociological paradigms (consensus, … Continue reading

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Interview with Howard Becker #sssi

Interactionists interested in music might be interested in the interview with Howard Becker that has recently been published in Symbolic Interaction. In the interview Becker talks about the development of his sociology and in particular about his sociology of art. … Continue reading

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Reminder: Studies in Symbolic Interaction Vol.42 – Revisiting Symbolic Interaction in Music Studies and New Interpretive Works

I want to reiterate the mention of volume 42 of Studies in Symbolic Interaction.  The four music articles make an important theoretical point: symbolic interaction is increasingly seen by ethnomusicologists as a powerful tool in crafting contemporary ethnomusicology.  This strikes me as a nice … Continue reading

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Open Mic Nights and Symbolic Interaction #sssi

Open Mic Nights are incredibly popular at the moment. They can be found in most cities where they offer new, up-and-coming as well as hobby musicians an opportunity to play to an audience and maybe develop a fan-base. Recently, these … Continue reading

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Music and Money quizzes

The nonprofit Future of Music Coalition is currently hosting a set of four online Music and Money quizzes<http://futureofmusic.org/music-and-money-quizzes&gt; that use real-world music business scenarios to test musicians’ knowledge of the copyright laws and licensing arrangements that shape the current music … Continue reading

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Couch-Stone Symposium

Hey!  Wow!! We finally got our blog going–thanks to Dirk vom Lehn.  Welcome.  I hope this blog can become a regular site for our shared interests in music.   The first piece of information is exciting.  I have agreed to … Continue reading

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