SSSI NOTES – Newsletter – Call for Contributions 

Hi everyone,
If you have any conference notices, calls for papers, or other announcements that should appear in the next issue of SSSI Notes, please send them to William Force wforce@wne.edu by the end of this week.
If you plan to submit an essay, please limit it to 500 words.
Thank you,
Leslie

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Reminder – #SSSI Annual Meeting in Montreal (August, 11th 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 it here:

https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/home/conferences-events/sssi-annual-Conference/sssi-2017—program

We have a dynamic program, including 37 paper sessions, an Author-Meets-Critics session focused on Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman’s book, The Color of Love Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families, (University of Texas Press, 2015), and the Distinguished lecture “The Past, Present and Future of G. H. Mead in Symbolic Interactionism,” given by Dr. Jean-François Côté, Université du Québec à Montréal. We also will have a workshop: “Using Grounded Theory for Social Justice Research,” given by: Dr. Kathy Charmaz, Sonoma State University, and featuring special presentations: “Grounded Theory Coding.” Dr. Linda Liska Belgrave, University of Miami “Pragmatist and Interactionist Perspectives on Social Justice.” Dr. Melinda Milligan, Sonoma State University.

The workshop is free for registered meeting participants, but you must sign up in advance.

https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/home/conferences-events/sssi-annual-Conference/sssi2016-registration

There will also be a welcome reception on Friday evening. Our banquet and awards ceremony will be Saturday evening, following the distinguished lecture presentation.

 

To register, purchase banquet tickets, and sign-up for the “Using grounded theory for social justice research workshop,” go to:

https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/home/conferences-events/sssi-annual-Conference/sssi2016-registration

 

Please register in advance and purchase banquet tickets in advance! Also, to make hotel reservations at the beautiful Omni Mont-Royal, please click here:

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/montreal-mont-royal/meetings/society-for-the-study-of-symbolic-interaction

Reservations must be made by JULY 16, 2017 to receive the group rate.

Look forward to seeing you in Montreal.

Sincerely,

Beth Montemurro

 

Beth Montemurro, Ph.D. Vice-President, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Professor of Sociology Penn State University, Abington 1600 Woodland Road Abington, PA 19001 215-881-7566 eam15@psu.edu

 

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SSSI 2017 – Preliminary Program

SSSI ANNUAL MEETING PRELIMINARY PROGRAM: SSSI AT 40: REFLECTING ON THE PAST, ENGAGING WITH THE PRESENT, IMAGINING THE FUTURE

 

2017 Annual Conference

August 11-13

Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

 

 

FRIDAY, 8/11

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Meeting Registration

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. SSSI Executive Committee Meeting

8:45-11:45 Grounded theory workshop

12:00-1:30—Diversity Luncheon

6:00-7:00 Welcome Reception

 

FRIDAY 12:00PM – 1:15PM

Session 1.1                                Symbolic Interaction and the Nonhuman Animal

Organizer and Presider: Andrea Laurent-Simpson, Southern Methodist University

“Biscuits or Bullets?”: News Media Narratives of Police Shootings of Dogs Devon……Thacker Thomas, California State University – Fullerton, and Jenny R. Vermilya, University of North Georgia

 

Stigmatized-Care Fatigue: Exploring Stress Burnout Among Feral Cat Caretakers……Carol Y. Thompson, Texas Christian University, and Robert L. Young, University of Texas at Arlington

 

Negotiating Nature: Flexible Expendability, Aedes Aegypti, and Emerging Infectious Diseases……Andrea Laurent-Simpson, Southern Methodist University, and Celia Lo, Texas Woman’s University

 

Session 1.2                                Gender, Sexualities, and Boundaries

Organizer: Rebecca Plante, Ithaca College

Presider: Alexis Lewis, University of Missouri

 

“Am I Being a Lesbo-Snob?: Making Sense of Boundary Work in Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Safer Sex Discourses……Justine Egner and MC Whitlock, University of South Florida

 

“We’ve Come a Long Way, Guys!”: Denying the Social Harms of Male-Based Generics……Sherryl Kleinman, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Martha Copp, East Tennessee State University, and Kalah Wilson, North Carolina State University

 

“The Pope Compared Transgender People to Nuclear Weapons”: Exploring Transgender Religious Experience in Contemporary American Society……J.E. Sumerau, University of Illinois-Chicago, Lain A.B. Mathers, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Ryan T. Cragun, University of Tampa

Session 1.3                                Professions and Practices

Organizer: Beth Montemurro, Penn State University, Abington

Presider: Kristen M. Kalz, University of Missouri

 

“How are you Going to Teach Heart?” Alternative Death Care and the Dilemma of Professionalization……Ara Francis, College of the Holy Cross

 

Are Nurses Workers?  Gender, Class, and Professionalization in Nurses’ Labor Activism……Jillian Crocker, SUNY Old Westbury

 

“You’re a What?”: Becoming an Astrologer……Lisa M. Lipscomb, The New School for Social Research

FRIDAY 1:30PM – 2:45PM

Session 1.4                                Journalism as a Social World 1.

                                                      Journalism as Cooperative Activity: Conventional Means of Participating in the       Journalism Worlds

Organizers and Presiders: Fábio Pereira, Universidade de Brasília, Joël Langonné, Université de Rennes 1, and Olivier Tredan, Université de Rennes 1

 

Introduction: Journalism as a Social World: An Overview……Fábio Pereira, Universidade de Brasília, Joël Langonné, Université de Rennes 1, and Olivier Tredan, Université de Rennes 1

 

Becoming journalists: The career of young members of two newsrooms in Argentina……Laura Rosenberg, Universidad Nacional General Sarmiento, Argentina

 

The Career of Brazilian Journalists and the Changes of Social Worlds……Fábio Henrique Pereira, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil

 

Approaching Public by Social Worlds: Understanding Bloggers’ Taste……Olivier Tredan, Université de Rennes 1, France

                 

Session 1.5                                The Self, Identity, and Power

Presider: Lonnie Athens, Seton Hall University

 

Presentations of Self in Nightlife and the Strategic Misuse of Prescription Drugs……Mark Pawson, CUNY Graduate Center

 

The Importance of Identity in Conceptualizations among African-American Women Regarding Causes and Solutions to the Maternal-Child Health Crisis in America……Cathleen J. Appelt, Duquesne University and Jessica A. Devido, Duquesne University

 

They Call Us Problem Child: Medicalization, Delinquency, and Social Class in Primary Education……Melissa Lavin, State University of New York, Oneonta

 

Session 1.6                                Gender and Identity

Organizer: Rebecca Plante, Ithaca College

Presider: Rachel Macfarlane, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Emotion Work and Intersectionality: A Critical Review of the Literature……Krista McQueeny, Merrimack College and Brittnie Aiello, Merrimack College

 

Navigating Genderqueer Existence Within and Beyond the Academy……Lain A.B. Mathers, University of Illinois-Chicago

 

“Masculine, No – Heterosexual, Yes”: Gender Performance as Display of Sexuality……Kimberly Tauches, Centenary University

 

FRIDAY 3:00PM – 4:15PM

Session 1.7                                Journalism as a Social World 2.

                                                      Actors, Materiality and Changes in the Journalism Worlds

Organizers and Presiders: Fábio Pereira, Universidade de Brasília, Joël Langonné, Université de Rennes 1, and Olivier Tredan, Université de Rennes 1

 

How Typographers and Editors used to Influence Newspaper Both Content and Materiality……Joël Langonné, Université de Rennes 1

 

From the Objects of Journalism to the Social Worlds of Journalism……Juliette De Maeyer, Université de Montréal

 

Visual Sociology and the Transformations of Newsrooms……Florence Le Cam, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

 

Session 1.8   The Evolution of Jack Douglas’ Methodology In light of Investigative Social Research

Organizer and Presider: Marco Marzano, University of Bergamo

 

The Evolution of Jack Douglas’ Thinking about Methods……John Johnson, Arizona State University

 

Learning from Jack Douglas……Thaddeus Muller, Law School Lancaster University

 

The ‘Investigative Paradigm’ in the 21st Century……Marco Marzano, University of Bergamo

 

The La Jolla Salon and the Search for Human Nature……Joe Kotarba, Texas State University

 

Session 1.9                                Time and Place in Interactionist Perspective

Organizer: Margarethe Kusenbach, University of South Florida

Presider: Thomas DeGloma, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

 

Time to Defy: The Use of Temporal Spaces to Enact Resistance……Lisa-Jo K. van den Scott, Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Marking Time in Prison: Impositions and Adaptations……Michael G. Flaherty, Aarhus University

 

Social Behavior after a Chrysler Plant Closing: American Auto Workers Competing Globally……Paul Greider, Florida Southwestern State College, and Anne Statham, University of Southern Indiana

 

 FRIDAY 4:30PM – 6:00PM

Session 1.10                             Author Meets Critics: The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in            Black Brazilian Families, University of Texas Press, 2015

Organizer and Presider: Kathy Charmaz, Sonoma State University

 

Author: Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, Ph.D., University of South Florida, Tampa

Panelists: Martha Copp, East Tennessee State University

David G. Embrick, University of Connecticut

Brandon Jackson, University of Arkansas

Natalia Ruiz-Junco, Auburn University

 

6:00-7:00, Welcome Reception, Foyer

SATURDAY, 8/12

8:30AM – 10:00AM

Session 2.1                                Place and Identity

Organizer and Presider: Margarethe Kusenbach, University of South Florida

 

“He is this Land”: Rurality as a Discursive Resource for Caregivers of a Person with Dementia……Riley Chisholm, St. Francis Xavier University, and Katherine Bischoping, York University

 

Liquid Identity: Making Place and Beer in New England……Ellis Jones, College of the Holy Cross, and Daina Cheyenne Harvey, College of the Holy Cross

 

The Automatic Community: How Local Settings Feel Real……J.J. Christofferson, University of Notre Dame

 

Sociology and its LGBT+ Publics:  Contemporary Issues in LGBT+ Identity Formation and The Gayborhood……Christopher T. Conner, Washburn University, Nicholas Baxter, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Tara Bartley, Washburn University

 

Session 2.2                                Negotiating Risk

Organizer and Presider: Andrea-Laurent Simpson, Southern Methodist University

 

Race and Risk in the Fire Service……Roscoe Scarborough, Franklin and Marshall College

 

Walking the Line, Talking the Line: How Gamers and Activists Use Stories to Construct and Manage Risk……Heather Shay, Lake Superior State University and Emily Cabaniss, Sam Houston State University

 

Fire at a Superfund Site? Making Sense of Risk in a Landfill Community……Kristen M. Kalz, University of Missouri

 

Fear, Emotions, and Nuclear Energy in France: Assessments of Pro-Nuclear and Anti-Nuclear Stakeholders……Julie Schweitzer, Oklahoma State University, and Tamara Mix, Oklahoma State University

 

 Session 2.3                                Autobiographical Storytelling: Content, Process, and Purpose

Organizer and Presider: Stephanie Medley-Rath, Indiana University Kokomo

 

Generating Stories for Next Generation: Introducing Customize Animation “Memorytalk”……Kanako Sasaki, Tohoku University

 

Attending to Chaos in Self-Stories: The Case of Post-Brain-Injury Anger in Autobiographical Narratives……Jorie Hofstra, Rutgers University, and Raimy Jaramillo, Rutgers University

 

Making the Invisible Visible in Public Arenas: Talking about Sensory Processing Disorder on The Mighty…… Stephanie Medley-Rath, Indiana University Kokomo

 

An Accounts-Based Approach to the Macro and Micro Link of Classificatory Revision: Transforming the Meaning of Health and Illness in Memoirs of Chronic Illness……Hwa-Yen Huang, Rutgers University

 

SATURDAY 10:15AM – 11:45AM

Session 2.4                                Messages and Meaning in Mass Media

Organizer and Presider: Julie Weist, West Chester University

 

Victim-Blaming: A Content Analysis of Online Discussion about Rape and Sexual Assault……Chivon H. Fitch, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

 

Telling Stories of Trifling Injuries: An Interpretive Analysis of a Taiwanese Television Trope……Katherine Bischoping, York University

 

The Appeal of Extreme Violence in Movies: Effects of Gender and Torture……Julie B. Wiest, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and Jack Levin, Northeastern University

 

A Qualitative Study of Police Body Worn Cameras in the News Media……Christopher J. Schneider, Brandon University

 

Session 2.5                                Identity Work as a Story

Organizer and Presider: John C. Pruit, Stephen F. Austin State University

 

Meaning Making Continuums of Self-injury……Brittany Presson, University of Missouri

 

Ex-treme Identities: The Moral Career of Role Exit from Extreme Situations……James Hardie-Bick, University of Sussex, and Susie Scott, University of Sussex

 

Challenging Identities: Women’s Attempts to Construct their Identities by Rejecting Traditional Discourse around late-life transition……Deborah K. van den Hoonaard, St Thomas University

 

If You Could Just See Me: Heterosexual Men’s Narratives of Validation of Sexual Desirability……Beth Montemurro, Penn State University, Abington

 

Session 2.6                                Science, Technology, and Medicine Studies

Organizer and Presider: Daniel R. Morrison, Vanderbilt University

 

The Social Construction of Technological Risks: A Case Study of Injection-Induced Seismicity in Central Oklahoma……Dakota Raynes, Oklahoma State University

 

Guidelines and Gatekeeping: The Case of Emergency Department Triage……Lars E. F. Johannessen, Akershus University, Norway

 

The Body Pushes Back: Questioning Medical Knowledge and Authority in Deep Brain Stimulation Implant Surgery……Black Hawk Hancock, DePaul University, and Daniel R. Morrison, Vanderbilt University

 

SATURDAY 12:00 – 1:30PM

Session 2.7                                Symbolic Interaction, Identity, and the Body

Organizer and Presider: David J. Hutson, Penn State University, Abington

 

Transgressing Species: Embodied Experiences of Persons Who Do Not Identify as Entirely Human……Jasmine Suryawan, University of Colorado

 

The Carnal in the Sacred: Christian Women’s Experiences of Embodying the Pastoral Role……Kathleen Steeves, McMaster University

 

Emerging Adulthood and Childhood Experiences with Medical Challenges.……Hillary Steinberg, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Session 2.8                                Storying Identity Work

Organizer and Presider: John C. Pruit, Stephen F. Austin State University

 

Fitting Stories and Identity Work: Homeless Outreach Workers’ Strategies for Providing Housing……Leon Anderson, Utah State University, and Curtis Smith, Utah State University

 

Nothing as an Interactional Accomplishment: Unraveling the Undone……Susie Scott, University of Sussex

 

Ending the Story of Preschool Teaching……​John C. Pruit, Stephen F. Austin State University

 

Mask Work in Performance of Autobiographical Storytelling……Jill Taft-Kaufman, Central Michigan University

 

 

 

 

Session 2.9                                Teaching Symbolic Interactionism: Strategies for Incorporating SI into the Classroom

Organizers and Presiders: Denise Copelton, The College at Brockport, State University of New York,and Marybeth C. Stalp, University of Northern Iowa

 

Symbolic Interactionism as a Tool to Jumpstart Students’ Sociological Thinking about Medicine……Amanda Gengler, Wake Forest University

 

Framing the Conservative Classroom: The Marriage of Critical Pedagogy and Frame Analysis at a Red State Flagship……Doug Valentine, University of Missouri

 

Teaching Symbolic Interactionism across Disciplines: A Theory/Research Class……Anne Vittoria, SUNY Cortland

 

“You Can’t Go Wrong with Goffman”: The Presentation of Self via The Sociological Career Course……Marybeth C. Stalp, University of Northern Iowa

 

SATURDAY 1:45PM – 3:15PM

Session 2.10                             From Autobiography to Autoethnography

Organizer and Presider: Stephanie Medley-Rath, Indiana University Kokomo

 

The Roots of Autobiographical Storytelling: An Analysis of the Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau from the Symbolic Interactionist Perspective……Alina Pop, Christian University Dimitrie Cantemir of Bucharest, and Marco Marzano, University of Bergamo

 

Living in Detroit: Interpreting Lyrical Sociology……Greg Wurm, Brigham Young University

 

How Did We Become First-Generation College Students in America? The Auto Ethnography of a Norwegian Undergrad and a French Researcher/Instructor……Liselotte Hammer, Eastern Connecticut State University, and Nicolas Simon, Eastern Connecticut State University

 

My Yankee Traitor Heart……Allen Shelton, Buffalo State University

 

Session 2.11                             “Nature,” Self, and Social Change

Organizer and Presider: Stella M. Čapek, Hendrix College

 

“We Will Continue to Fight for Our Lands Because it is Mother Nature that We Value”: Environmental Justice Grievances and Claims Making in the Idle No More Movement……Julie Schweitzer Oklahoma State University, and Tamara Mix, Oklahoma State University

 

“I Am Poor Therefore I Am Sick”: The Social Construction of Cholera in Haiti……Kapriskie Seide, University of Miami

 

A Sociology of Silence……Stella M. Čapek, Hendrix College, and Samuel Higgins, Hendrix College

 

Rethinking the BioEconomy, a Genre of Human Provisioning, as Cognitive Cultures of Multispecies Communities……Alexander I. Stingl, Collège d’études mondiales, Paris

 

 Session 2.12                             Pragmatic Interactionism

Organizer: Patrick McGinty, Western Illinois University

Presider: Daniel R. Morrison, Vanderbilt University

 

A Pragmatist-Interactionist Approach to Character……Arthur McLuhan, York University

 

Self-Management in Everyday Life: Engaging Pragmatist Roots in the Study of Management in the Making……Scott Grills, Brandon University, and Robert Prus, University of Waterloo

 

Shame: A Meadian interpretation. Theorethical Concepts and Case Study……Lorenzo Bruni, University of Perugia

 

The Pre-Reflective Elements of Consciousness in Social Interaction……Jerry Williams, Stephen F. Austin State University

 

SATURDAY 3:30PM – 4:45PM

Session 2.13                             The Canadian Contributions to Symbolic Interaction

Organizers and Presiders: Stacey Hannem, Wilfrid Laurier University and Carrie Sanders, Wilfrid Laurier University

 

Generic Social Processes: The Genesis, Development, and Future Legacy of a Foundational Canadian Interactionist Contribution……Antony J Puddephatt, Lakehead University

 

The Origins and Evolution of Everett Hughes’ Concept: “Master Status” ……Lisa-Jo K. van den Scott, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Deborah K. van den Hoonaard, St. Thomas University

 

The institutionalization of Symbolic Interactionism in English-Language Canadian Sociology, 1922–1979: Success at What Cost? ……Rick Helmes-Hayes, University of Waterloo, and Emily Milne, University of Waterloo

 

Session 2.14                             Sexualities, Bodies, and Autoethnographies

Organizer and Presider: Rebecca Plante, Ithaca College

 

The Prostitute’s Body……Christina Parreira, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Penile Implants: The Social Construction of the Penis……Jeffrey Nash, Missouri State University

 

“I’d Fuck You, for Instance”: The Sex Researcher’s Body……Rebecca Plante, Ithaca College

 

Session 2.15                             Gaming and Gambling

Presider: Andrea Dassopoulos, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Is Sociology Too Weird? Observations from the Gambling/Gaming Discipline……Shekinah Hoffman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Gendering Gaming Spaces……Bertan Buyukozturk, Florida State University

 

Vomiting in VR: Narratives of Virtual Reality Sickness……David Kirschner, Georgia Gwinnett College

 

5:00-6:15                                   Plenary Session: Distinguished lecture

“The Past, Present and Future of G. H. Mead in Symbolic Interactionism”

Dr. Jean-François Côté, Professor of Sociology, Université du Québec à Montréal

 

 

6:15-7:00 Reception

7:00-9:00 Banquet and Awards Ceremony

 

 SUNDAY 8/13

8:30AM – 10:00AM

Session 3.1                                Growth and Transitions in Education

Presider: Amanda G. Pruit, Stephen F. Austin State University

 

Mapping Journalism Education in Liquid Times: A Situational Analysis of the Collaborative Joint-program College-University Landscape in Ontario, Canada……Maija Saari, OISE/University of Toronto & Sheridan College

 

Developing Resiliency among College Students……Amanda G. Pruit, Stephen F. Austin State University

 

Constrained Creativity: Balancing Artistic Practices with Organizational Standards in Chinese Art Test Prep Schools…… Jun Fang, Northwestern University

 

Disclosure Etiquette and Stigma Navigation for Students with Disabilities on a College Campus……Laura Kruczinski, Northern Illinois University

 

Session 3.2                                Sport, Recreation, and Leisure

Organizer and Presider: Kiernan Gordon, University of New Hampshire

 

An InCARnation of the Self: An Ethnographic Analysis of the Street Car Scene in Las Vegas, Nevada……Celine Ayala, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Adhering to the “Man Code”: Tolerating Deviance in the Family……Deana Simonetto, McMaster University

 

It’s my Job: Student-Athlete Interpretations of their Institutional Roles……Sarah J. Hatteberg, The College of Charleston

 

(Mis)Managing the Sportscape for Stakeholders:  An Interaction Ritual Analysis of the Controversy Surrounding a Stadium Naming-Rights Agreement at an NCAA Division I Institution in the United States……Kiernan Gordon, University of New Hampshire

 

Session 3.3                                New Theoretical Directions

Organizer and Presider: Lonnie Athens, Seton Hall University

 

Reclaiming Existentialist Roots: Some Mid-Century European Foundations for Interactionist Inquiry and Their Relevance Today……Steve Bailey, York University

 

Imagined Interactions: Making a Case through Music……Jeff van den Scott, Memorial University of New Foundland

 

Veganism: Ethics in Everyday Life……Ryan Turner, University of Massachusetts

 

The Hermeneutic Spiral, Grounded Theory and Thick Description: Case Example of Bali, Indonesia……Hans Bakker, University of Guelph                                                                                                                                 

 

 SUNDAY 10:15AM – 11:45AM

Publication Committee Meeting

Session 3.4                                Gender, Sex, and Education

Presider: Doug Valentine. University of Missouri

 

Young People’s Reactions to College Campus Affirmative Action Consent Policies……Sarah Becker, Louisiana State University, and Justine Tinkler, University of Georgia

 

The Social Stigma of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sex Education Curricula……Lauren Guyer, University of Northern Colorado

 

Queering by Example: Sex Education in the Age of Vlogging……Zoe Simpson, CUNY

 

“Maybe That Part of Me Doesn’t Need to Shine”: Negotiating Intersectional Identities on College Campuses……Alexis Lewis, University of Missouri

 

Session 3.5                                Explaining the Rise of Trump

Organizer and Presider: Daniel R. Morrison, Vanderbilt University

 

Countering Charisma: Using Weber and Symbolic Interactionism to Explain the Rise of Trump……Paul Joosse, University of Hong Kong

 

Fake News: Trust and the Stories of a Meta-Message……Saskia Hooiveld, The Graduate Center CUNY

 

Accounting for Trump……Eric O. Silva, Georgia Southern University

 

White Lives Matter? Who (and When) is the White Working Class?……Matthew Hughey, University of Connecticut

 

The Symbolic Resources and Limits of Academic Society Statements on Trump and Trump Administration Policy……Daniel R. Morrison, Vanderbilt University

 

SUNDAY 12:00 – 1:30PM

Session 3.6                                Interactionist Perspectives on Deviance

Organizer and Presider: Julie Wiest, West Chester University

 

No Justice, No Self: Identity and Loss in the Face of Wrongful Conviction……Diana Rickard, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Watching You Watching Me: Lateral Surveillance in Singapore……Lee Yan Song, West Virginia University

Victimization as a Social Process: The Contributions of Mead and Blumer for Understanding the Meaning of Victimhood……Dylan Reynolds, University of Guelph

Dominance Encounters Police Officers and Suspects: An Exploratory Analysis ……Gabriella Acquaviva, Seton Hall University, Lonnie Athens, Seton Hall University, Matthew O’Toole, Seton Hall University, and Alyza Roman, Seton Hall University   

 

Session 3.7                                Interactionist Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity

Organizer and Presider: Leslie Irvine, University of Colorado

 

Vegans of Color:  The Intersection of Veganism with Race and Identity……Jessica Greenebaum, Central Connecticut State University

 

Constructing Ethnic Identity Through Symbolic Dress: Doppa Day Amongst Uyghur……Mutellip Iqbal, Istanbul University

 

Not Quite White and Not Entirely Ethnic: Korean Adoptees and the Transracial Adoptee Double Bind……Wendy M. Laybourn, University of Maryland, College Park

 

Credibility Work and Ethnic Performance at the Emergency Ward……Marius Wamsiedel, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

 

Choice Accounts of Team Formation: How Symbolic Representations of Race and Gender Influence the Choice Rationales of Partner-Selection……Jasmón Bailey, University of South Florida

 

Session 3.8                                Extending Goffman

Organizer and Presider: Christopher T. Conner, Washburn University

 

The ‘Mental Backstage’ of the Interaction Order: A Socio-Historical Perspective of the Looking Glass Self……Baptiste Brossard, The Australian National University                         

                 

Constructing Verbal Backstage and Collective Identities: An Ethnography in a Chinese-Owned Nail Salon……Amber Ma, University of South Florida

 

Stigma in the 21st Century: Conceptual Boundary Work and the Colloquialism of a Sociological Concept……Stacey Hannem, Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

SUNDAY 1:45 – 3:15PM

Session 3.9                                Place, Mobility, Identity

Organizer: Margarethe Kusenbach, University of South Florida

Presider: Erin Johnston, Stanford University

 

The Imagined and Experienced Place: Moving Processes, Moving Stories, and Florida Transplants……Wenonah M. Venter, University of South Florida

 

American Gap Year Programs and the Marketing of Place……Erin Johnston, Stanford University

 

Dark Tourism, Residential Schools, and (Un)Grievable Populations……Taylor Dechief, Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Experiencing Place and Nonplace in the Backpacker Hostel……Marko Salvaggio, Goucher College

 

Session 3.10                            Contested Ground: Deviance Designations, Stigma Contests, and the Problem of    Conflict in Everyday Life

Organizer and Presider: Scott Grills, Brandon University

 

The Symbolic Interaction of Care, Work, and Welfare Reform: Understanding the Intersections of Opposition in Political Debates……Patrick Levine, Florida Atlantic University

 

Capitalism used to be good……Thaddeus Muller, Lancaster University

 

Negotiated (Law and) Order in a Rural Community……Corey J. Colyer, West Virginia University

 

Extending State Control through Efforts to Responsibilize: Plural Policing and Community Safety and Wellness Initiatives in Canada……Carrie B. Sanders, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Debra Langan, Wilfrid Laurier University

 

 Session 3.11                            Popular Culture: People, Places, and Things

Organizer and Presider: Michael Ian Borer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Music, Narrative, and Protest: A Comparative Study of Anti-War Music of Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan……Nathan Redman, University of California-Irvine, Sophia Yanik, University of Arizona, and Lori Holyfield, University of Arkansas

 

Voices across Time: Sexuality, Gender, and Rap……Roberto Cancio, University of Miami, Cajohn S.L. Voltaire, University of Miami, Anthony Moten, University of Miami, and Linda L. Belgrave, University of Miami

 

The Influence of Perceptions of Class and Status on Sensorial Experiences While Consuming Sweets……Caroline Erb-Medina, CUNY Graduate Center

 

Acquired Tastes: Becoming a Craft Beer Drinker……Michael Ian Borer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

3:30-5:00 SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF SYMBOLIC INTERACTION BUSINESS MEETING

 

 

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UPDATE Re: 2017 SSSI Annual Meeting Program

The preliminary program for the 2017 SSSI Annual Meetings in Montreal will be available by/on May 15th. Thank you for your patience.

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New Interactionist book in Italian “INTERAZIONI INCLUSIVE (INCLUSIVE INTERACTIONS)” #sssi #sociology

A very interesting book has been released in Italy by the end of November 2016, entitled “Interazioni Inclusive” (Inclusive Interactions), edited by Andrea Salvini and published for Maggioli Editore. Presented by a Preface of David Altheide, it contains several essays focused on the contemporary Symbolic Interaction, written by some young Italian scholars that are inspired by this perspective in their academic and/or professional careers.

The book is unique, for several reasons. First of all, for its attention to the contemporary. With regard to the content, the discussion covers the developments and the latest interpretations of the SI (the Authors and the latest Schools), over Blumer’s heritage and until today, critically argued according to a sort of fil rouge that links the main interactionist questions to a knowledge which aspires to the humanization of society and to the achievement of more substantial levels of social justice, through and thanks to new ideals of action necessarily combined with the research practice (both epistemological and social). The way how the book is articulated reflects the purpose of the Authors to point out the possible “interactions” between the theoretical dimension, the research and the social intervention (especially the Social Work), exploring and highlighting the connections and the new openings of the SI.

The book focuses on some fundamental concepts that represent tools for understandinghe importance of the SI contribution in the framework of the social sciences; the volume tries to offer a broad and exhaustive representation of the perspective, by valuing the richness of its themes. Starting from the birth and the development of the SI mainstream, and highlighting the processes of pluralization of its horizons, the institutionalization and the internationalization of the vision, in the book the question moves to the contemporary, discussed in the light of some topics: Identity, Role, the connection between interactions and structure, and the methodology (Constructivist Grounded Theory). The last chapters represent an implicit homage to the life and work of Jane Addams, according to the contribution that SI can effectively make to the development of two more than ever current and relevant research fields: Peace Studies (“building peace interactions”), and violence/victimization. A bibliographic proposal, updated and organized by categories, ends the volume: Editor wants to offer to the reader a chance to orientation and depth, and to present the extent of SI’s production, that seems to be extremely active.

This is the table of contents:

Preface (D. Altheide)

Introduction (A. Salvini)

I An Encounter with the Contemporary Symbolic Interaction (A.Salvini)

II Symbolic Interaction between Theory, Research and Social Intervention (A. Salvini)

III The Construction of Identity in the Contemporary Society (I. Psaroudakis)

IV From Interactions to Social Structure (and Back) (L. Ciccarese)

V Grounded Theory as an Interactionist Methodology (D. Cordaz)

VI Deviance, Violentization and Victimization (C. Galavotti)

VII Symbolic Interaction and Peace Studies: Possible Intersections of Ontological, Methodological and Epistemological Levels (V. Bartolucci)

VIII Bibliographic Sources for the New Interactionist Century (2000-2016) (L. Corchia)

 

The essays, entirely in Italian, stand out to represent an attempt to “consolidate” the cognitive boundaries of SI, disseminating its suggestions and approach beyond the Anglo-Saxon and US borders, especially in a country like Italy where interest in interactionism is strong, but still focused to a relatively small number of studies. This represents a forward step towards a greater internationalization of SI, which has to confront and to deal with the particular dynamics of localization, and then expand itself in this direction. The book comes out of Pisa, an important center for the SI Community. The city of the Leaning Tower stands at the cradle of a very “community of practice” – an international one – around symbolic interactionism; and that is where we had the first European Conference of the SSSI (2010), where we organized the International Summer School on GT and Qualitative Methods (2016), where the Italian Conference on “To Read Again Herbert Blumer” (April, 2017) will be held, and where the II Edition of the Summer School (June, 2017) will be organised. This book represents the most recent product of all the meetings where so many intellectual biographies and experiences cross.

The volume is thus focused on a strong and very lively tradition, and in order to capture its wide breadth – its content, views, and causes for reflection – it turns its gaze to the future (of the scientific community and of the perspective), nowadays more significant than ever, given that during this year are thirty years since the death of Herbert Blumer, to whose memory the volume is dedicated.

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Latest Issue of SSSI Notes Vol.45/3 #sssi #sociology

The latest issue of the newsletter of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction has just been published. To access the newsletter please click HERE.

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“To Read Again Herbert Blumer” Italian Conference on Herbert Blumer – #sssi #sociology

“To Read Again Herbert Blumer”
Conference on Herbert Blumer in Pisa, Italy

 Monday, April 3, 2017

Herbert Blumer died on April 13th, 1987, in Pleasanton, California. Exactly thirty years after his passing, the Department of Political Science, University of Pisa, will hold a commemorative conference entitled “To Read Again Herbert Blumer” (April 3, Pisa), about his work and his scientific legacy. The interactionist community in Pisa will be pleased to involve scholars from all over the country discussing various issues about Herbert Blumer’s relevance and influence in the early 21st century. It will be an interesting journey through many themes, with speeches on different substantive topics, both theoretical and methodological. The purpose is to stimulate a common reflection on the originality of Blumer’s ideas, and their susceptibility to further elaboration, in order to identify areas where the fundamental assumptions of Symbolic Interactionism may prove useful.
This is the list of speakers

Herbert Blumer, from Chicago to Berkeley: the construction of Symbolic Interactionism, Raffaele Rauty (University of Salerno, Italy)
Mixed and/or Merged: a methodological reconstruction?, Rita Bichi (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy)

Blumer after Blumer: methodological rigour and critical positivism in Andrew Abbott’s sociology, Vincenzo Romania (University of Padua, Italy)

From Herbert Blumer to Anselm Strauss: to the roots of grounded theory and interactionism in health care, Giuseppina Cersosimo (University of Salerno, Italy)

Autoethnography and Symbolic Interactionism: a way of being, and seeing the world, Charlie Barnao (Magna Græcia University of Catanzaro, Italy)

Herbert Blumer, today, Andrea Salvini and Irene Psaroudakis (University of Pisa, Italy)

Discussant: Massimo Pendenza (University of Salerno, Italy)

 

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