#SSSI Call for Session Proposals – Annual Meeting 2015

Dear SSSI members,

I have two announcements today:

The deadline to submit session proposals for our next annual conference in Chicago (2015) is coming up very soon, December 1. Please send a title, a short abstract describing your proposed session, and organizer contact information to Tony Puddephatt (apuddeph@lakeheadu.ca). Sessions addressing the conference theme “Symbolic Interaction and Public Sociology” are especially welcome but this is not a requirement. We also welcome suggestions for invited sessions, workshops, panel discussions and other events. The complete call with detailed information about the 2015 conference is attached.

[if !supportLists](2)  [endif]Here is a friendly reminder to please renew your SSSI membership, and subscription to Symbolic Interaction, for 2015. For online renewal, either reply to notifications from Wiley or go to:

http://ordering.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/Membership.asp?ref=1533-8665&site=1?campaign=dartwol|262810169

If your status or income category has changed, we ask that you please adjust your membership category accordingly. Please also make sure to enter your current email address, update your mailing address, and list all first and middle names in the field titled “first name” to avoid system confusion.

 Thanks, and happy holidays to all.

 Maggie Kusenbach

President of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

email: mkusenba@usf.edu

website: http://sociology.usf.edu

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Review of Mervyn Horgan’s review of Charles Edgley’s edited volume “Drama of Social Life”

I was lucky enough to be invited to contribute to Charles Edgley’s fabulous edited volume “Drama of Social Life”. In the most recent (November 2014) issue of Symbolic Interaction Melvyn Horgan reviews Edgley’s volume.

horgan-review

He highlights in particular the unconventional departure from a mere focus on Goffman and Goffmanian style studies and the early reference to Kenneth Burke’s work that critically informed the dramaturgical perspective (as did Goffman’s). 

The review is here.

@dirkvl

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Quick Note on the Blog

When we started this blog 18 months ago or so, the idea was to provide a site where SSSI could publicise and disseminate information about information in a more dynamic way than through a website. As you know the SSSI-blog runs alongside the blog for the journal and a SSSIMusic Blog with the latter one being the least active at the moment.  The readership of the blog varies from 2 a day to 100 a day. Readers primarily seem to be based in North America but depending on the topic we also have a good number of readers from Europe, including the UK, Germany, Slovenia and Russia, Australia and China.

On the SIJournal Blog, if time allows, I try to post a short piece of information about a new publication in the journal or on Early View every Tuesday. The readership is marginally higher than on the SSSI Blog; post like the one written by Gregory Thompson the other day accumulates about 50 views within 3 days. The geographical spread of posts on the SIJournal Blog is very similar to that on the SSSI Blog.

The SSSIMusic Blog is a curious one. We post very rarely there. Joe Kotarba has made some effort to get it going and together with Maggie Kusenbach we have tried to find somebody to run this blog – sadly unsuccessfully but we keep trying. It is noteworthy however that whenever a post is published here we immediately get about 20 people reading it and over the course of a week more than 100 people have at least looked at it.

In a world of viral marketing campaigns and YouTube clips receiving millions of views within hours the clicks and views of our blog appear tiny in comparison. Yet, considering the size of our Society the numbers are not that small. There also is the possibility that over time the number of readers will increase which hopefully would influence interest in the Society and the journal as well.

@dirkvl

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Call for Papers – 2015 Qualitatives with EXTENDED Deadline

Please see below a Call for Papers for 2015. I would imagine that a good number of SSSI members might be interested in this. The call was sent out by Stefan Kleinknecht.

Hello everyone,

As the abstract submission deadline for the 2015 Qualitatives is one week away (Friday, October 24th), we want to remind you about the conference and share some updates.  It will be held at Brescia University College at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada from June 24 to 26, 2015.  The theme of the 2014 Qualitatives is: The Craft of Qualitative Inquiry.

We also have some updates to share (with more to follow):

Keynote Address: We are pleased to announce that Janet Chan (The University of New South Wales, Australia) will be presenting the Keynote Address.

Featured Speakers: We are also pleased to announce that Christopher Schneider (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Will van den Hoonaard (Atlantic Centre for Qualitative Research and Analysis, Saint Thomas University) will be attending as Featured Speakers.

 

Abstract Submissions: We invite you to submit an abstract (one for each author and co-author) at http://ww.qualitatives.ca/submit-abstract

 by December 12th, 2014 (extended from October 24th)

Conference Website: www.qualitatives.ca

Please see the attached Call for Papers document for the full conference announcement, and send it along to anyone you feel might be interested in this event.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at thequalitatives@gmail.com.

 

Sincerely,

Steve, Carrie, Lisa-Jo, and Tony

 

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Quick Note on the SSSI Blog – #sssi

When we started this blog 18 months ago or so, the idea was to provide a site where SSSI could publicise and disseminate information about information in a more dynamic way than through a website. As you know the SSSI-blog runs alongside the blog for the journal and a SSSIMusic Blog with the latter one being the least active at the moment.  The readership of the blog varies from 2 a day to 100 a day. Readers primarily seem to be based in North America but depending on the topic we also have a good number of readers from Europe, including the UK, Germany, Slovenia and Russia, Australia and China.

On the SIJournal Blog, if time allows, I try to post a short piece of information about a new publication in the journal or on Early View every Tuesday. The readership is marginally higher than on the SSSI Blog; post like the one written by Gregory Thompson the other day accumulates about 50 views within 3 days. The geographical spread of posts on the SIJournal Blog is very similar to that on the SSSI Blog.

The SSSIMusic Blog is a curious one. We post very rarely there. Joe Kotarba has made some effort to get it going and together with Maggie Kusenbach we have tried to find somebody to run this blog – sadly unsuccessfully but we keep trying. It is noteworthy however that whenever a post is published here we immediately get about 20 people reading it and over the course of a week more than 100 people have at least looked at it.

In a world of viral marketing campaigns and YouTube clips receiving millions of views within hours the clicks and views of our blog appear tiny in comparison. Yet, considering the size of our Society the numbers are not that small. There also is the possibility that over time the number of readers will increase which hopefully would influence interest in the Society and the journal as well.

@dirkvl

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Fall 2014 SSSI Newletter – SSSI Notes Fall 2014

The 2014 Fall newsletter SSSI Notes has been published on the website of the Society. You can also download it SSSI Notes – Fall 2014.

Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

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Book Review ‘Understanding Drug Worlds’ by Arthur McLuhan out on Early View

In 2012 Patricia Adler, Peter Adler and Patrick O’Brien published “Drugs and the American Dream: An Anthology” with John Wiley & Sons. This edited volume now has been reviewed by Arthur McLuhan who describes the anthology as “a most enabling anthology on drug worlds”. 

mcluhan

McLuhan particularly highlights that Adler, Adler and O’Brien’s book is theory driven rather than guided by a structure based on the different substances covered. Thus, the volume gains in sociological coherence and helps to cultivate students’ sociological eyes. His review now is out on Early View of Symbolic Interaction.

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