Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction
COUCH STONE SYMPOSIUM 2015
St. Petersburg, Florida, Hampton Inn & Suites
March 13 & 14 (Friday & Saturday)
Tools of the Trade:
Advancing Qualitative Inquiry and Analysis
Call for Papers
The current broad popularity of qualitative work in academic departments around the world has produced new challenges and opportunities for symbolic interactionists as well as others working within interpretive traditions. This conference aims to explore how innovations and new collaborations in qualitative methods of research and analysis might further advance the quality and relevance of our work, both inside and outside sociology, inside and outside academia.
For this conference we welcome submissions that focus on data collection, data analysis, and theorizing within interpretive sociology in general and symbolic interaction in particular. We are especially interested in works that problematize and challenge boundaries, such as those between micro and macro approaches, qualitative and quantitative methods, theory and method, research and application, and other constructed binary oppositions.
Invited topics include (but are not limited to):
ethnography — qualitative interviews & oral history — spatial and mobile methods — social media, archival & found data — feminist, queer & critical methods — sensuous methods (including visual) — ethnomethodology & conversation analysis — historical & cross-cultural/indigenous methods — applied & participatory methods — mixed & interdisciplinary methods — alternative methods & forms of writing — grounded theory, narrative analysis, analytic induction & other forms of analysis
November 15, 2014
Extended abstracts of proposed conference papers (400-600 words, Microsoft Word or PDF document) must be emailed to Maggie Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org. On a cover page, include paper title, name and rank (faculty or student) of all authors with affiliations, and contact information. Notifications of acceptance will be given by December 1, 2014.
Due to limited space, submission is restricted to one paper (single or co-authored) per participant. Less developed work will be grouped in roundtable sessions. In addition to plenary, paper, and roundtable sessions, we will offer a series of methods workshops by established scholars, as well as a number of social events.
Conference participation is free for current SSSI members. To become a SSSI member, go to: https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/home/membership-journal. All other participants must pay a $50 registration fee (banquet only: $25). Donations by senior members are welcome and will be applied toward student travel stipends.
Information about hotel accommodations, student travel stipends, conference program and so on is forthcoming on the conference website: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/couch_stone/. For any questions, contact Maggie Cobb at email@example.com.