CfP – Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) annual meeting 2014

SSSI Annual Meeting

August 15-17, 2014

San Francisco, CA

Now in its 40th year of activity, the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) will hold its annual meeting on Friday, Aug. 15th – Sunday, Aug 17th, 2014 in San Francisco at the Hotel Nikko, right across the street from the hotels hosting the American Sociological Association’s concurrent annual meeting.

The Society’s membership is wide-ranging, crossing disciplinary and geographic borders as we collectively study a variety of phenomena that constitute social reality and social relations. The Society’s diversity ensures that interactionism remains a vibrant perspective that is exceedingly relevant to everyday life. As we recognize 40 years of SSSI activity, we look toward a future in which the SSSI will continue to serve as a community and forum for a diverse set of scholarly endeavors. With the goal of continual growth and diversification in mind, this year’s theme is culture, change, and identity. We invite papers from across the human and social sciences that deal with core and/or emerging issues for interactionist scholarship.

Papers are invited that deal with any aspect of symbolic interactionism, though we particularly encourage papers that correspond to any of the following topics.

–        The Astructural Bias: Myth or Reality

–        Children and Adolescents in Everyday Life

–        Constructing Racial/Ethnic Identities

–        Culture and Cognition

–        Culture and Performance

–        Culture and Technology

–        Culture, Emotions, and Gender

–        Deviance and Disruption

–        Digital Interaction

–        Ethnography and Community Studies

–        Human-Nonhuman interaction

–        Interactionism and Intersectionality

–        Interactionist Studies in Education

–        Meaning in healthcare services and health policies

–        Narrative Analysis

–        Narratives of Disability and the Body

–        Place, Identity, Emotion

–        Radical Interactionism

–        Risk, Crisis, and Resilience

–        Sexualities

–        Teaching Symbolic Interactionism

–        Technologies of and in the Body

–        Undergraduate Studies in Symbolic Interaction

–        Visual Interactionist Sociology

Submission guidelines: Submit a paper title, author information, and an abstract of 200-300 words in a word document via email. Indicate in the subject field of the email which topical area (from the list above) your paper is to be considered for. If you paper does not fit into one of the above topics, list it as “open topic.”

Paper submission deadline: February 1st, 2014

Anticipated notification: March 15th, 2014

Submission email:


SSSI website:

Additional information: Participants must be members of the SSSI. For SSSI members, registration for the conference has traditionally been free and we hope to keep this tradition alive. For information on SSSI’s affordable membership rates, go here. For additional queries, email Patrick Williams, SSSI Vice-President,

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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.
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