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About Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction - Blog

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.

SSSI Bi-Annual Meetings 2023 in Philadelphia (Call for Papers) #sssi #sociology #conference

Dear SSSI Members, Happy New Year, on behalf of the SSSI Executive Council and the organizing committee for the 2023 Annual Meetings! We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the 2023 Annual Meetings to be … Continue reading

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SSSI Notes Vol.51 No.1 is out! #sssi #sociology #symbolicinteraction

The newsletter can be downloaded by clicking HERE or on the image below.

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CfP – SSSI Annual Meeting in Philadelphia (15 – 17 August 2023) #sssi #sociology

SSSI Annual Meeting, West Chester University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 15th-17th August 2023 Call for Papers Interdisciplinary encounters: influence, identity and dialogue in Symbolic Interactionist research Keynote address: Professor Adele Clarke, UCSF Symbolic interactionism (SI) occupies an ambiguous position within academic … Continue reading

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Extended Deadline: EU SSSI CONFERENCE 2023 – July 5th – 7th, Cardiff University – Symbolic Interactionism for Social Justice: Dialogue and Directions for Social Change #sssi #conference #sociology

The submission deadline is 31 March 2023 Cardiff UniversityJuly 5-7th 2023 EUSSSI23@cardiff.ac.uk Symbolic interactionism has a longstanding history of engaging with issues of social justice and equality. Whether that be from initial attempts to research social issues and division from ‘real … Continue reading

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CfP Qualitatives/Couch-Stone Symposium 2023 (June 14 – 16), University of British Columbia-Okanagan Kelowna, BC

The 39th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference and Couch-Stone Symposium of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction – University of British Columbia-Okanagan, Kelowna, BC – June 14-16, 2023 Abstract to be submitted online by December 1, 2022 You can submit your … Continue reading

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Calls SSSI for Award Nominations

Dear Friends and Colleagues, On behalf of the Executive Committee, I’m pleased to share with you that the nominations for the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction’s annual awards are now open. Please submit your nomination(s) directly to the … Continue reading

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EU SSSI CONFERENCE 2023 – July 5th – 7th, Cardiff University – Symbolic Interactionism for Social Justice: Dialogue and Directions for Social Change #sssi #conference #sociology

Cardiff UniversityJuly 5-7th 2023 EUSSSI23@cardiff.ac.uk Symbolic interactionism has a longstanding history of engaging with issues of social justice and equality. Whether that be from initial attempts to research social issues and division from ‘real world research’, and the activities engaged … Continue reading

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Save the Date: 5th to 7th July, 2023 – “Symbolic Interaction and Social Justice” – EU SSSI Conference in Cardiff #sssi #sociology #interactionism

The EU SSSI Conference 2023 has been planned for July 5th to 7th in Cardiff. Further information, including a Call for Papers will follow shortly.

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Message from the SSSI President (20 July 2022)

Dear SSSI Members, Greetings and I hope you are all enjoying the summer break. As a matter ofintroductions, I am Tony Puddephatt, the new president of the Society forthis year. I look forward to doing what I can for the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers for Inaugural Conference: Im/migrant Well-Being: A Nexus for Research and Policy #sssi

A CfP on ‘Im/migrant Well-Being’ has been sent to us which appears to be relevant to members of our Society. Call for Papers for Inaugural Conference: Im/migrant Well-Being: A Nexus for Research and Policy Hosted by: The Im/Migrant Well-Being Scholar … Continue reading

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SSSI 2022 Award Winners!

At the fabulous Couch-Stone 2022 Symposium in St John’s, Newfoundland, the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction has presented its annual awards. Please this year’s list of award winners below. Herbert Blumer Award for Best Graduate Student Paper in … Continue reading

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Program of the Couch-Stone Symposium 2022 – St John’s/NL https://www.qualitatives.ca/program #sssi #sociology #conference

The program for the Couch-Stone Symposium 2022 in St John’s New Foundland can be downloaded HERE or by clicking the image below. https://www.qualitatives.ca/program

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Updates on Couch-Stone Symposium in St John’s – New Foundland #sssi #Qualitatives2022

Updates on Couch-Stone Symposium in St John’s/New Foundland can be found HERE or by clicking the image below.

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SSSI Notes Vol.50 No.1 is out! #sssi

The latest newsletter, SSSI Notes Vol.50 No. 1, has just been published. To access the newsletter please click HERE or on the image below.

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SSSI 2022 Awards – Call for Nominations

Dear Colleagues,  As a reminder, the due date for nominations for 2022 awards is rapidly approaching. Please forward all award nominations to the appropriate committees by April 1, 2022. The list of awards and committees follows below: Dear Friends and Colleagues,  … Continue reading

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Call for Nominations: SSSI George Herbert Mead Award 2022 #sociology #sssi

SSSI Members please consider nominating someone for the Mead Award 2022 for Lifetime Achievement. Nominators have to be SSSI members. The nominee does not have to be a member of the Society. 2 or more supporting letters do not have to be written … Continue reading

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SSSI is looking for a new website manager #sociology #sssi #emca #interactionism

Dear Friends and Colleagues first thank you to Beverly Yuen Thompson for creating our new website a few years ago and keeping it up to data for so long.  As Beverly now has stepped down from this role, the Society … Continue reading

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Ellis-Bochner Autoethnography and Personal Narrative Research Award

Ellis-Bochner Autoethnography and Personal Narrative Research Award Sponsored by Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Affiliate of the National Communication Association CALL FOR AWARD APPLICATIONS The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI), affiliate of the National Communication … Continue reading

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New Article: ““I Say I Work at the University”: Norwegian Professors and Passing as Interaction Ritual” by Anders Vassenden and Ingrid Rusnes #SSSI #Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.583

Using qualitative interviews, Vassenden and Rusnes examine Norwegian professors’ everyday self-presentation and leave their occupation undisclosed before cautiously negotiating possible disclosure. Using Goffman’s treatise of passing with interaction ritual and facework, the paper suggests that while “(soft) self-protection is one … Continue reading

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The 38th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference and Couch-Stone Symposium – Extended Deadline: 17 December 2021 #sssi #sociology #conference

Deadline for the Submission of Abstracts: December 17th, 2021 Please find below the call for papers for the 38th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference and Couch-Stone Symposium.  You will note that this year the Qualitatives and the Couch-Stone Symposium are paired and … Continue reading

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