COUCH STONE SYMPOSIUM 2016 – Call for Papers #sssi #sociology #interactionism

Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

COUCH STONE SYMPOSIUM 2016

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Vancouver Island Conference Centre

April 21-23 (Thursday pm to Saturday)

Diversities of Social Engagement:

Where Dialogue Happens

Call for Papers

The way we engage in the world is changing: the way we communicate with one another, how we present ourselves to the world, how we experience our differences. We invite you to join us in a very special liminal space – a finite space (our island) for a finite time to talk about infinite ideas and make sense of the changes we are seeing and the impetus behind those changes. We view these changes as evident in diverse narratives about our world that come from many directions. Social media, digital identities, the enormous growth in image production brought on by technological change, the growth of surveillance and our awareness of and resistance to it, all contribute to the diverse ways in which we engage with each other. And they require an understanding of how dialogue can continue within such diversity. Please join us to share and explore narratives and images about these changes and how they are recreating space for interaction. Beyond these ideas we hope to engage you in exploring the ease with which such narratives are now shared.

For this conference we welcome submissions with a focus on how changes have impacted the narratives and/or images associated with contemporary issues. We are especially interested in stories, narratives, and images that have been impacted directly by our new plugged-in world. The topics are many but we are particularly interested in – but not restricted to – portrayals related to contemporary topics such as indigenous peoples, climate change, and science, terrorism and justice.

Submission Deadline: November 20, 2015

Submit your abstract for proposed conference papers (400-600 words, Microsoft Word or PDF) to Couch Stone 2016 couchstone2016@gmail.com. Please include a cover page with the paper’s title, name and role (faculty or student) of all authors with affiliation and contact information. Notifications of acceptance will occur during December.

Detailed information about hotel accommodation, conference registration, student travel stipends, and the planned conference program are forthcoming. Please direct other inquiries to Elizabeth McLin at Vancouver Island University (Elizabeth.mclin@viu.ca)

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SSSI 2015 Business Meeting – Minutes #sssi #sociology #organization #businessmeeting

The SSSI 2015 Business Meeting was held at the Public Hotel in Chicago on August 22, 2015. The Minutes of the meeting are online on our website.

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Documentary “Behind the Wall” by Carolyn Ellis on YouTube #sssi #sociology

Carolyn Ellis’ film ‘Behind the Wall’ now is on our YouTube Channel – http://youtu.be/w9es0TQkj8s

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Carolyn Ellis ‘Behind the Wall’ – Introduction to Documentary

As outgoing President Maggie Kusenbach announced at SSSI 2015 in Chicago, Carolyn Ellis’ film ‘Behind the Wall’ has been published on our YouTube Channel. Carolyn’s introduction to the film is here – http://youtu.be/WmKEcDdPFUQ

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Honoring David D. Franks, ASA Sociology of Emotions Section #sssi #sociology

To my friends and colleagues in SSSI,

On Monday Aug 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm at the ASA Emotions Section Business

Meeting in Chicago, David Franks will receive the Lifetime Achievement

Award for this section.

ASA Emotions Section, Business Meeting,

3:30pm-4:10pm

Hilton Chicago

Lake Ontario Room,

8th floor

I wanted you to know in case you might be attending and want to be part of

this ceremony honoring David and his work.

David’s first work and his first scholarly home (and mine too) was SSSI.

He brought this important perspective and body of theory to emotions

studiesHis career of accomplishments includes authored and edited books,

scholarly papers, book and handbook chapters, and the edited annual, *Social

Perspectives on Emotions: A Research Annual*.

Whether introducing the sociology of emotions or arguing for a field called

“neurosociology,” David Franks was moving us social scientists into new

interdisciplinary directions. David’s 2010 book, *Neurosociology: The Nexus

between Neuroscience and Social Psychology* demonstrated how biological

systems implement social processes and human behavior. This book brought

new perspectives to the discipline of sociology and won the Outstanding

Book Award (2012) of the ASA Section on Evolution, Biology, and Society.

His next book manuscript will be published in 2016 as *Fundamentals of

Neurosociology and Current Findings.*

Please join me in congratulating David on the occasion of this honor!

Doyle

E. Doyle McCarthy

Professor of Sociology

Fordham University

441 East Fordham Rd.

Dealy Hall 405 A

Bronx NY 10458

Website: http://faculty.fordham.edu/mccarthy

718 817 3855

mccarthy@fordham.edu

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Final information for SSSI 2015 in chicago #sssi #sociology

Dear fellow SIists,

A quick note to say we are very much looking forward to meeting with you in Chicago.

A few things to keep in mind:

1. Recall there is a little informal welcome at the bar on Thursday at 5:30pm for anyone who arrives early.

2. For all events (reception, banquet) it is a cash bar only. In other words please ensure you bring money since there is no debit or credit machines available. Also the prices are a little steep (sorry), we tried to get the prices down as best we could.

3. We attach the final program here, but it will be available in print form when you arrive in person to register and get your name-tag, etc. You will find some useful information about traveling to the hotel, as well as how to get over to the ASA conference should you like to do that. There are other bits of useful information there as well.

2015 SSSI Annual Meeting Final Program

I think that’s it!  Lets have a fun and engaging conference together!

cheers,

Tony Puddephatt (VP, SSSI)

Maggie Kusenbach (President, SSSI)

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Updated #SSSI2015 Program #sociology #sssi

2015 SSSI Annual Meeting Preliminary Program and Details

 

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) will hold its annual meeting on August 21–23, 2015 in Chicago Illinois, at the Public Chicago Hotel, a short distance from the hotels used by the American Sociological Association for their annual meeting.

The Public Chicago is the Gold Coast’s famed Ambassador Hotel, rich with cultural heritage, and a fitting setting for our annual conference.

Public Sociology as Conference Theme

It has now been 10 years since Michael Burawoy’s famous presidential address to the American Sociological Association, which argued for a legitimate place for public sociology alongside other forms of research practice.[i] Burawoy argued that public sociology, the kind of sociology that connects with, serves, and informs everyday people in civil society, has been largely unappreciated, and unfairly occupies a marginal space in the discipline. Since Burawoy’s call for a resurgence of public sociology, there have been countless articles, special issues, and edited books that have weighed in on the issue, written by scholars who have been both critical and supportive. Meanwhile, symbolic interactionists have had very little to say about the issue of public sociology, though there have been some notable exceptions.[ii] The literature that does exist indicates that interactionists have much to offer to conceptions of public sociology, and in turn, public sociology has the potential to reinvigorate interactionist research.

As such, we invite scholars to further explore this theme of public sociology and symbolic interactionism. We hope to have a number of sessions on this topic at our annual meeting. Further, a special issue on this same theme is planned for our flagship journal, Symbolic Interaction. The call for papers for this special issue will follow shortly after the 2015 annual conference.

Keynote Speaker: Diane Vaughan

We are very pleased indeed to announce that Diane Vaughan has agreed to be the keynote speaker for our 2015 annual conference. Dr. Vaughan is Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. The theoretical focus of her research is how the social – history, institutions, organizations – affect individual meanings, decisions, and action. She is the author of Controlling Unlawful Organizational Behavior, Uncoupling, and The Challenger Launch Decision. She has two books in progress, Theorizing:  Analogy, Cases, and Comparative Social Organization, and Dead Reckoning: System Effects, Boundary Work and Risk in Air Traffic Control. An extremely accomplished ethnographer, Dr. Vaughan’s work is also a great example of public sociology, and she has written prolifically on the different ways in which qualitative research can lend itself to public sociological work.

The Public Chicago Hotel

This will be the home of our annual conference in 2015. We have a special block of rooms reserved for conference participants, at the rate of $199 per night ($224 for double occupancy, $249 for triple occupancy, and $274 for quadruple occupancy). This rate applies to both standard king and standard double rooms. The hotel is located at 1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL, 60610. Their website is http://www.publichotels.com/chicago/home. You can make reservations directly with the hotel prior to the cut-off date of July 21, 2015. Their toll-free number is 1-888-506-3471. When calling for a reservation, make sure to mention you are with the 2015 SSSI annual conference.

 

Conference Registration

Conference registration has been simplified thanks to our new online payment option. Please see https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/home/conferences-events/sssi2015 to register. For members, registration is free of charge, and the banquet is $60 for faculty, and $40 for students. Non-members must pay a $100 conference fee. We encourage people to become members if they are not already, since the fees are less than the conference fee, and you get the benefits of membership as well as an annual subscription to Symbolic Interaction. For example, students pay only $27-30 USD to be annual members. Faculty pay between $39-61 USD depending on their income. Please do consider joining us as members!

 

** SSSI Student Travel Grants **
Students who are traveling to the (2015) Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction to present or preside in a paper session may apply for $200 to help defray the costs of their attendance. Travel grant recipients will be expected to sign up for one or two shifts at the membership/information table during the Conference.  After applying for the travel grant, students will be contacted by Tyler Schafer to organize the registration table schedule.
To qualify, you must provide a copy of your student ID and your mailing information, as well as the title of your paper or session, to the SSSI Treasurer: Lisa-Jo van den Scott, lvandenscott@brocku.ca

Applications will be accepted prior to and during the event.  Checks will be distributed at the Conference, or may be mailed after the event.  SSSI student travel grants receive additional support through the generosity of the Couch family, and may be supported by other donations.

 

 

 

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

 

 

Thursday, 5:30-7:00PM: Informal Gathering at Hotel Bar (self-pay)

Friday, 7:45AM-8:45AM (SALON 1)

Executive Committee Meeting

Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM

Registration (Second Floor Foyer)

Friday, 9:00AM-10:30AM

FEATURED SESSION: Public Sociology I (SALON 2)

Chair: Christopher Schneider

Stan Saxton’s “Citizen-Scholar” as Interactionism’s Preferred Approach to Public Sociology

Patrick J.W. McGinty, Western Illinois University

Unveiling the Façade: Exploring the Institutional Shaping of Public Sociology
Carrie B. Sanders and Katherine Rozad, Wilfrid Laurier University

Charles H. Cooley, Public Sociology and American Sentimentalism

Natalia Ruiz-Junco, Auburn University

Jane Addams and the Emergence of the Liberal Public Sphere as a Symbolic Interaction
Vessela Misheva, Uppsala University, Sweden
Special Workshop: Constructing Grounded Theory (SALON 3)

Kathy Charmaz, Sonoma State University

This is intended as an engaging workshop on the topic of improving our skills at qualitative analysis, inspired by Kathy Charmaz’s newly published (2014) book Constructing Grounded Theory, 2nd Edition (Sage).

 

Identity (SALON 4)

Chair: Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College

Identities in Context: The Impact of Agency and Change

Jessica L. Burke, Francis Marion University

Jessica M. Doucet, Francis Marion University

Richard T. Serpe, Kent State University

Charismatic Evangelistic Identity and Self Transformation

Francis Mueller, Zurich University of the Arts

Anonymous: The Performance and Impact of Hidden Identities

Thomas DeGloma, Hunter College, City University of New York

Becoming an Ex-: Narrating the Exit to a Life Sentence

Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College

Friday, 10:30AM-11:00AM

Coffee Break

Friday, 11:00AM-12:30PM

FEATURED SPEAKER SESSION: (SALON 2)

Real Stories for Real Teens: Public Sociology in Young Adult Fiction

Greg Neri, Writer

Sociology of Emotions I (SALON 3)

Chair: Scott R. Harris

Finding Meaning within the Chaos: Response and Adaptation to Mental Illness in the Family

Doug Engelman, University of South Florida

Masculinity, Emotions, and Suicide: Individual Explanations and Social Problems

Amy Chandler, University of Edinburgh

The Emotional Aftermath of Suicide: Stigma, Feeling Rules, and Accounts 

Tanetta Andersson, Trinity College
Working Towards Forgiveness after a Loved One Dies

Nancy Berns, Drake University

Media and Framing (SALON 4)

Chair: Alexander F. Smithers, University of South Florida

 

Problematizing Sex Trafficking in the U.S.: Media Framing, Standing, and Policy Responses

Amy M. Denissen, California State University Northridge

Financial Crisis, Framing, and Popular Protest, Iceland October 2008-January 2009

Jon Gunnar Bernberg, University of Iceland

A Meadean Analysis of the Economic Collapse in Iceland: An Exercise in Public Sociology

Thorolfur Thorlindsson, University of Iceland

The Container Today: Re-examining Metaphors of Immigration in the British Press

Alexander F. Smithers, University of South Florida

Friday, 12:30-2:00PM

Lunch Break

Friday, 2:00-3:30PM

Stigma and Deviance (SALON 2)

Chair: Robert Cancio, Jr., University of Miami

 

Academic inattention, Accounts and the normalization of scientific misconduct

Thaddeus Müller, Erasmus University Rotterdam

 

Organizational Stigma: An Examination of the Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

James Vela-McConnell, Augsburg College

Deviant: Mexican-American, Veteran, and Young Professional

Robert Cancio, Jr., University of Miami

Place and Identity (SALON 3)

Chair: Stella Čapek, Hendrix College

Food, Identity, and Place: Expression of Traditionality through Exuberant Consumption

Lisa-Jo van den Scott, Northwestern University

Tiny Houses and the Self: Presentations of Agency and Morality

Jennifer Dunn, Texas Tech University

Shale County’s “Fog of Oppression”: How Pain and Suffering Haunt Areas of Advanced Marginality

Philip Lewin, Florida Atlantic University

A Symbolic Interactionist Approach to Language Use, Interactions and Identity Development during Study Abroad

Tomoko Wakana, University of Wisconsin Madison

Race and Symbolic Interactionism (SALON 4)

Chair: Brandon A. Jackson, University of Arkansas

Latino/a Students Constructing Identity in High School

Stacy Salerno and Brian Knop, Florida State University

Documentary, High School Football, and Race: An Intersection of Symbolic Interactionism

Travis Bell, University of South Florida

Managing Asymmetries: How Organizations Influence Local and Foreign Interactions in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines

Victoria Reyes, Growth and Structure of Cities Department, Bryn Mawr College

“Crafting” White-Maleness through Cultural Forms: Reflections From Within the Craft Beer Industry

Erik Withers, University of South Florida

Friday, 3:30-4:00PM

Coffee Break

Friday, 4:00-5:30PM

Social Inequality (SALON 2)

Chair: Noreen M. Sugrue, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Being Respectable

Jacob Heller, SUNY, Old Westbury College

Mythbusters: A Micro-Level Approach to Understanding Social Inequality in the Mississippi Delta

Richard Thomas, Texas Christian University

An interactionist Investigation of Human Nature

Dave Schweingruber, Iowa State University

Marginalized Women Speak: Using Biographical Performance to Inform Gender-Responsive Policies 

Telamisile Mkhatshwa, Lenore Matthew, Tumani Malinga, Elizabeth Sloffer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

 

Urban Interactionism, Identity, and Culture (SALON 3)

Chairs: Richard Mitchell and Adele Kubein, Oregon State University

Portlandia’s Other Children: Banh Mi, Burkas and Bosniaks in the Land of Beer and Bicycles

Richard Mitchell and Adele Kubein, Oregon State University

Culture in Encounters: Shared Meanings and Solidarity

Roscoe C. Scarborough, University of Virginia

The Self in its Material Habitats: Materiality and Symbolic Interaction as Critical Animism

Eugene Halton, University of Notre Dame

Adapting to Disaster: Narrative Accounts of Detroit’s Ongoing Deconstruction

Paul Draus, PhD, The University of Michigan-Dearborn

Anthony McDuffie, Wayne State University

Juliette Roddy, The University of Michigan-Dearborn

Symbolic Interaction and the Environment (SALON 4)

Chair: Antony Puddephatt, Lakehead University

No Jobs on a Dead Planet: Keystone XL and the Obfuscation and Illumination of State-Corporate Crime

Jordan E. Mazurek, Eastern Kentucky University

Beauty is Precious, Knowledge is Power, and Innovation is Progress: Widely Held Beliefs in Policy Narratives about Oil Spills

Brenda Mason, University of South Florida

Going to Extremes: Tourism and the Nature of Iceland
Peter R. Grahame, Pennsylvania State University, and Alyssa Maraj Grahame, University of Massachusetts

Friday, 5:30PM-7:00PM

Reception and Meet and Greet (Ava)

Cash Bar with Complimentary hor d’oeuvres served

Enjoy the rooftop patio!!

Saturday 8:00-9:00AM

Business Meeting (SALON 1)

Saturday, 9:00-10:30AM

Special Author Meets Critics Session: (SALON 2)

Ken Kolb’s (2014) Moral Wages: The Emotional Dilemmas of Victim Advocacy and Counseling. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Chair: Amanda Gengler, Wake Forest University

Commentators:

Kathryn Lively, Dartmouth

Ruth Horowitz, NYU

Steve Hitlin, University of Iowa

Kendra Jason, UNC-Charlotte

The Strange, Uncanny, and Bizarre (SALON 3)

Chair: Dennis D. Waskul, Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Cloak of Incompetence: Deliberately Disguising, Downplaying, and Disregarding Personal Abilities

Arthur McLuhan, York University

Dorothy Pawluch, McMaster University

William Shaffir, McMaster University)

Ghosts are People Too: The Narrative Construction of the Disembodied Self

Marc Eaton, Ripon College

Ghostly Reason and the Will to Believe: The Processes by which Uncanny Events Become Ghosts in Everyday Life

Dennis D. Waskul, Minnesota State University, Mankato with Michele Waskul

Sweet Symbol: A Study of Sugar and Sweets’ Symbolic Value through the Sociology of Cognition and Semiotics

Caroline Erb-Medina, City University of New York

Early Interactionist Sociology (SALON 4)

Chair: Lonnie Athens, Seton Hall University

Ernest Watson Burgess, Sociologist and Social Researcher

Raffaele Nicola Maria Rauty, University of Salerno, Italy

Governance of the Self as Articulated by Mead’s Generalized Other & Smith’s Impartial Spectator

Paul Fuller, Illinois College

The Sociology of Signs in Culture and Everyday Life: The Thought of Japanese Pragmatist Shunsuke Tsurumi

Masaya Terada, Meisei University

The Interactionist Roots of Social Disorganization Theory

Corey Coyler, West Virginia University
Saturday, 10:30-11:00AM

Coffee Break

Saturday, 11:00AM-12:30PM

FEATURED SESSION: Public Sociology II (SALON 2)

Chair: Simon Gottschalk, University of Nevada

The architecture of humor as a public sociologist: A symbolic interaction perspective

Carla Corroto, Radford University

Public Sociology, Middle-class Ideology and Early Interactionist Thought
Alan Dahl, Columbus State University

How to Become a Public Sociologist: A Semi-Practical Guide

Ben Merriman, University of Chicago

Symbolic Interaction, Public Sociology, and the Potential of Open-Access Publishing

Taylor Price and Antony Puddephatt, Lakehead University

 

 

Sexualities (SALON 3)

Chair: Dennis D. Waskul (Minnesota State University, Mankato)

Serial Monogamy: Understanding the Experiences of Men and Women with Complex Marital and Cohabitation Histories

Christopher Wienke, Southern Illinois University

Stories of Non-Becoming: Non-Issues, Non-Events, and Non-Identities in Asexual Lives

Susie Scott, University of Sussex

It Gets Better, But What About Now? The Persistence of Homophobia in American Society

Zachary Owens, University of Colorado

The Technologies of Appetites: Transforming Food, Sex & Gender from Technologies into Generative Values

Alexander Stingl and Sabrina Weiss, STS Center Drexel University

 

 

City and Community (SALON 4)

Chair: Maggie Kusenbach, University of South Florida

 

Preserving Status through Symbolic Reconstruction: Jacksonville’s Historic Avondale Neighborhood

Krista E. Paulsen, University of North Florida

Transforming Urban Space Through Mobile Entrepreneurship

Cate Irvin, Tulane University

It’s For Everyone, It’s for No One: Managing Multiple Meanings of Community and Place at a Las Vegas Community Garden

Tyler S. Schafer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Photo-Drift: A Methodological Tool for Sensuous Urban Field Research

Timothy Melnyk, Brian S. O’Hara, and Michael Ian Borer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Saturday, 12:30-2:00PM

Lunch Break

Saturday, 2:00-3:30PM

Sociology of Emotions II (SALON 2)

Chair: Scott R. Harris

Courage as Interactional and Emotional Accomplishment

Poul Poder, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Doing Loyalty by Doing Teamwork: Dramatic Productions and Reductions in Swedish Courtrooms

Lisa Flower, Lund University, Sweden

 

Scarred for Life: Identity Spillover among former White Supremacists

Pete Simi, University of Omaha

 

Emotional Dramas of Affirmation and Discovery

Doyle McCarthy and Michelle Rufrano, Fordham University

Our Personal, Political, and Professional Selves: Coping with Deviant Identities in Academia

(SALON 3)

Chair: Linda Liska Belgrave, University of Miami

Reflections from a Closeted Botox User in the Women’s Studies Classroom

Dana Berkowitz, Louisiana State University

Identity|ytitnedI

Kapriskie Seide, University of Miami

The Contingent Department Chair

Erica Owens Yeager, Anne Arundel Community College

Once a Misfit, Always a Misfit? Rejecting the Concept of Deviance

Linda Liska Belgrave, University of Miami

 

Difference, Inequality, and Interaction (SALON 4)

 

Chair: Daniel Morrison

Discussant: Patrick Grzanka

Does Identity Make Me Immune? An Intersectional Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention for Black Lesbians

Brittany Taylor, Georgia State University

Undocumented and Unapologetic: The Moral Career of Undocumented Youth

Girsea Martinez, Texas Tech University

Social Class Differences in the Presentation of Self: The Example of Nursing Home Residents

Baptiste Brossard, University of Montréal

No Laughing Matter? Examining the Reception of Disability Humor

Melissa Jane Welch, Shawn Bingham, and Sara Green, University of South Florida

Saturday 3:30-4:00PM

Coffee Break

Saturday 4:00-5:30PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: (SALON 2, 3, and 4)

How Theory Travels: Public Sociologist by Accident

Diane Vaughan, Columbia University

Saturday 6:00-7:00

Informal Social Gathering at the Bar

(Pay your own way please)

Saturday 7:00-9:00PM

Banquet Dinner

(SALON 2, 3, and 4)

Sunday, 8:00AM-12:00PM

Registration (2nd floor foyer)

Sunday, 9:00-10:30AM

FEATURED SESSION: Critical and Public Sociology (SALON 2)

Chair: Christopher Schneider, Wilfrid Laurier University

Decolonial Options for the Social Sciences

Alexander I. Stingl, STS Center, Drexel University

Public Sociology and Symbolic Interactionism: Participatory Research and Writing Culture with a Southern Native-American Tribe
Michael Spivey, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Teaching (White Dudes) to Transgress
William Ryan Force, Western New England University

Surrogate Ethnography: Resistance, Reflection, and the Relinquishment of Ethnographic Authority

Stacey Hannem, Wilfrid Laurier University

Staci Newmahr, SUNY Buffalo State

Interactionist Analyses of Violence I (SALON 3)

Chair: Don Weenink, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Violentization

Lonnie Athens, Seton Hall University

A Symbolic Interactionist Approach to Violent Protests

Anne Nassauer, Freie Universität Berlin

Bullying: The Neuro-Sociological Significance of Shame (and the neuro-sociological possibilities for bystander empathy)

Laura Martocci, Wagner College Staten Island, NY

 

 

Work and Inequality (SALON 4)

Chair: Mathew Gougherty, Indiana University

Negotiating Gender and Power: The Role of Gender in Negotiating Organizational Change

Kylie Parrotta, Delaware State University

Alison Buck, North Carolina State University

“Chewed Up:” Adversarial Workplace Interactions that Result from In-house Outsourcing

Jacqueline M. Zalewski, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Determining Worth and Mobility Prospects for Low-Skilled Workers

Kendra Jason, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Power and Authority in the Hospital: Interactions between Male Nurses and Female Physicians

Stephanie Wilson, University of Northern Colorado

 

Sunday, 10:30-11:00AM

Coffee Break

Sunday, 11:00AM-12:30PM

Interactionist Analyses of Violence II (SALON 2)

Chair: Don Weenink, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

Emotional dynamics in case of revenge oriented violence on the street – applying competing or supplementing theories?

Poul Poder, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

Violent Emotions beyond the Face: Bodily Postures as a Micro-Sociological Tool to Analyse Video Footage of Situational Violence

Lasse S. Liebst, University of Copenhagen

Richard Philpot, University of Exeter

Marie Lindegaard, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law,

Marie B. Heinskou, University of Copenhagen

Charlotte Bloch, University of Copenhagen

The Sociological Norming of Members’ Concepts of ‘Violent Music’

Bernard Glowinski, Texas State University

Technologically mediated interaction (SALON 3)

Chair: Julie B. Wiest

Restore Bisexual Cullen! Negotiations of Player and NPC Sexual Orientation in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Sabrina M. Weiss, Rochester Institute of Technology

Birds of a Feather Flock Together through Social Networking Sites: How online artifacts influence offline interpersonal interaction

Xiaoli Tian, University of Hong Kong

Oppositional Identity Work within a Student Gaming Group

Bertan Buyukozturk, Florida State University

 

Violations Via Vague-ing: Interaction Norms on Social Media

Julie B. Wiest, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Culture, Art and Creativity (SALON 4)

Chair: Maggie Cobb, University of South Florida

Sluts, Puppets and Glitter: Towards a Theory of Spectacle

Daniel D. Martin, University of Minnesota Duluth

The Double-Edged Sword of the Belly Dancing Body

Rachel Kraus, Ball State University

Careers of Tattooing: The Politics of Cultural Production

David C. Lane, University of South Dakota

Feeling Heavy, Feeling Doomed: Somatic Experience and Authentic Cultural Engagement

Benjamin L. Hutcherson, University of Colorado, Boulder

Sunday, 12:30-2:00

Lunch Break

Sunday 2:00-3:30

Heroes and Villains (SALON 2)

Chair: Erica Yeager

Autobiography as Symbolic Interaction

Sarah Epplen, Minnesota State University, Manketo

Sinister Fog and Symbolic Crusaders: An Inquiry into the Contested Social Meanings of Electronic Cigarettes

John P. Gonzalez, Florida Atlantic University

From Family Men to Crime Organization Kingpins: The dramatic self-change of the film characters Michael Corleone and Walter White

Vidar Halldorsson, University of Iceland

Fictive Heroism Among Table-top Role-playing Gamers

Heather Shay, Lake Superior State University

Ritual and Ceremony (SALON 3)

Chair: Russell Chabot, Johnson and Wales University

Communities of practice, National Signing Day, and Byron Cowart: A qualitative analysis of deference and demeanor.

Travis Bell, University of South Florida

Not so Fast! A Visually Informed reconsideration of the ‘Alterative’ Memorial Service

Russell Chabot, Johnson and Wales University

“If you want to do it, you will have the time”: Combining Family, Work, and Leisure Among Scrapbookers

Stephanie Medley-Rath, Indiana University Kokomo

Acts of Mothering and the Exclusivity of Mother

Melissa Day, University of New Hampshire

Sociology of Emotions III (SALON 4)

Chair: Scott R. Harris, St. Louis University

The Holy Spirit Speaks through our Affects: Embodied Self-Reflexivity & the Discernment of Spirits in a Catholic Contemplative Community

Erin Johnston, Princeton University

Preschool Teachers and the Discourse of Caring

John C. Pruitt, University of Missouri

Detour as Narrative Strategy: The Narrative Management of the Co-Existence of Contradictory Attitudes towards Uncertainty

Hwa-Yen Huang, Rutgers University

Labeling Emotions: Towards a Comprehensive Theory

Scott R. Harris, St. Louis University

Sunday 3:30-4:00PM

Coffee Break

Sunday 4:00-5:30PM

Organizational Culture (SALON 2)

Chair: Jacqueline Glickman Ioli, Widener University

The Organization of Care: How Professionals Perform, Routinize, and Downgrade Screening for Down Syndrome in the Prenatal Clinic

Dr. Gareth M. Thomas, Cardiff University

Embedded Elaborations: Adult Socialization, Experience, and Institutional Environments in Teacher Careers

Judson G. Everitt & Taylor Tefft, Loyola University Chicago

Basic Social Processes of Primary Care Outpatient Staff RNs

Jacqueline Glickman Ioli, Widener University

Dupes or Schemers? Resistance, Compliance, and Agency among Nursing Assistants

Jillian Crocker, SUNY College at Old Westbury

Symbolic Interaction and the Nonhuman Entity (SALON 3)

Chair: Andrea Laurent-Simpson, Texas Woman’s University

The Interactional Construction of Moral Discourse and Moral Decisions within Groups

Robert Young, University of Texas at Arlington

Carol Thomas, Texas Christian University

What if God’s an asshole: Elaborating an Interactionist Approach to the Supernatural

  1. Edward Sumerau, University of Tampa

Alexandra C.H. Nowakowski, Florida State University

Ryan T. Cragun, University of Tampa

Animals and Humans in Symbolic Interaction: An Ethnographic Approach

Giuseppina Cersosimo, University of Salerno, Italy

The Animal Parent Identity: Childless Couples, Animal “Children,” and Fertility Choices”

Andrea Laurent-Simpson, Texas Woman’s University

 

Questions?

Please contact SSSI President, Dr. Margarethe Kusenbach (mkusenba@usf.edu), or SSSI Vice-President, Dr. Antony Puddephatt (apuddeph@lakeheadu.ca).

SSSI Website: http://www.symbolicinteraction.org

Notes

[i] Burawoy, M. 2005. “2004 Presidential Address: For Public Sociology,” American Sociological Review, 70: 4-28.

[ii] See for example: Madoo Lengermann, P. and J. Niebrugge-Brantley. 2007. “Back to the Future: Settlement Sociology, 1885-1930,” p 7-28 in L. Nichols’ (ed). Public Sociology: The Contemporary Debate. New Brunswick, USA: Transaction. Deegan, M.J. 1988. Jane Addams and the Men of the Chicago School, 1892-1918. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction; Shalin, D. 1988. “G.H. Mead, Socialism, and the Progressive Agenda,” American Journal of Sociology, 92: 913-951; and M.J. Deegan (forthcoming) Gender at Hull House and the University of Chicago: The Origins and Influence of Feminist Pragmatism. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press. Prus, R. “The Intellectual Canons of a Public Sociology: Pragmatist Foundations, Historical Extensions, and Humanly Engaged Realities,” pp 195-236 in L. Nichols’ (ed). Public Sociology: The Contemporary Debate. New Brunswick, USA: Transaction. Horowitz, R. 2011. “Organic Public Sociology in the Pragmatist Perspective: A Multifaceted Approach,” Symbolic Interaction, 34(1): 1-19. Becker, H., H. Gans, K Newman, and D. Vaughan. 2004. “On the Value of Ethnography: Sociology and Public Policy: A Dialogue,” Annals, AAPSS, 595; See also Vaughan, D. 2006. “NASA Revisited: Theory, Analogy, and Public Sociology,” American Journal of Sociology, 112(2):353-93; and Vaughan, D. 2005. “On the Relevance of Ethnography for the Production of Public Sociology and Policy,” British Journal of Sociology, 56(3): 411-416. A. Hanemaayer and C. Schneider (eds.) 2014. The Public Sociology Debate, Vancouver, BC: UBC Press; M. Adorjan. 2013. “Igniting Constructionist Imaginations: Social Constructionism’s Absence and Potential Contribution to Public Sociology,” The American Sociologist, 44:1-22.

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