Couch-Stone Symposium in Des Moines (16-18 May, 2019) #sssi #sociology

Teaching & Symbolic Interactionism

Couch-Stone Symposium

May 16-18, 2019

Des Moines, Iowa

Hilton Des Moines Downtown

Keynote Speakers

Maxine Atkinson, North Carolina State University

Nancy Berns, Drake University

Kerry Ferris, Northern Illinois University

 

How should Symbolic Interactionism be taught in the undergraduate classroom? How can the Symbolic Interactionist perspective improve any college course? How should we be passing along Symbolic Interactionism to the next generation of scholars? How can Symbolic Interactionist research on teaching and learning inform our practice? We hope to address all these issues in the upcoming Couch-Stone Symposium on “Teaching and Symbolic Interactionism.”

 

We are seeking:

Papers on all aspects of the scholarship of teaching and learning

Proposals to organize panels related to the conference theme

Papers for open paper sessions

Proposals to organize sessions

Please email submissions to couchstone2019@gmail.com by March 30, 2019.

Registration is free and most meals are included!

For Hotel Reservations please click HERE!

Co-Organizers:           Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College

David Schweingruber, Iowa State University

Student Directors:     Steve Beeman, Iowa State University

David W. Wahl, Iowa State University

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SSSI Annual Meetings 2019 – Call for Abstracts and Sessions #sssi #sociology

Dear Colleagues and a Friends

Abstract submissions for the 2019 SSSI Annual Meetings in New York City are also due on April 1, 2019. https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/home/conferences-events/2019-annual-meetings-of-sssi

 

I have already received some excellent and interesting abstracts and am getting very excited for the summer meetings – I hope to see all of you there!

Best wishes,

Stacey

 

Stacey Hannem, PhD

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Vice-President, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

Department of Criminology

Wilfrid Laurier University

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SSSI Awards – Call for Nominations #sssi #sociology

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 

This is just a friendly reminder that nominations for the SSSI awards are due on March 30: For more information head over the the SSSI website:https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/home/sssi-awards

 

Best wishes,

Stacey

 

 

Stacey Hannem, PhD

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Vice-President, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

Department of Criminology

Wilfrid Laurier University

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Symbolic Interaction: Volume 42, Issue 1 Thematic Issue: Technology, the Internet, and Social Media #sssi #sociology #openaccess #free

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Couch-Stone Symposium 2019 – Des Moines, Iowa, 16 – 18 May #sssi #conference #CfP

TEACHING & SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM

Couch-Stone Symposium

May 16-18, 2019

Des Moines, Iowa

Co-Organizers:

Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College

David Schweingruber, Iowa State University

How should Symbolic Interactionism be taught in the undergraduate classroom? How can the Symbolic Interactionist perspective improve any college course? How should we be passing along Symbolic Interactionism to the next generations of scholars? How can Symbolic Interactionist research on teaching and learning inform our practice?

We are seeking…

Papers on all aspects of the scholarship of teaching and learning

Proposals to organize panels related to the conference theme

Papers for open paper sessions

Proposals to organize sessions

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2019

Make all submissions to: couchstone2019@gmail.com

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2019 EUSSSI Conference in Island (3 to 6 July) – Call for Abstracts #sssi #conference #europe

The Call for Abstracts for the 2019 EUSSSI Conference has been published here

https://conference.hi.is/eusssi2019/

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SSSI Notes Vol 47 No. 2 is out! #sssi #sociology

For the latest SSSI Notes with information on the 2019 conference and much more, please click HERE.

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Call for SSSI Award Nominations 2019

We have just published a call for award nominations on our website. The list of awards with detailed information on how to submit your nominations can be found there.

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2019 Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction #sssi #sociology

The Program Planning Committee of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction is pleased to call for papers that address this year’s conference theme or that engage with any other aspect of symbolic interaction:

“Power, Structure, and Intersectionality in Symbolic Interaction”

Symbolic Interactionism has long been plagued (fairly or unfairly) with accusations of having an astructural bias and failing to adequately engage with the dynamics of power. Many symbolic interactionist scholars have defended the SI perspective against this charge and some have put forward explicit arguments for interactionist conceptions of both structure and power (see, notably, Fine and Kleinmann, 1983; Prus, 1999; Athens 2015). However, the “myth” of the astructural bias has continued to loom over SI and has had a marginalizing effect on the perspective (McGinty 2016). Current socio-political concerns about identity, representation, and marginality are ripe for analyses rooted in the SI tradition: analyses which attend carefully and explicitly to issues of power, structure, and intersectionalities. Indeed, these concerns involve many of the “underdog” groups that symbolic interactionists, as ethnographers and qualitative researchers of the margins, have long been concerned with. The theme of this year’s annual meeting encourages symbolic interactionists to face the criticisms of astructural bias head-on and to engage with issues of power, diversity, social structure, and conflict as they are interactionally realized and experienced by individuals and groups and implicated in social life.

We encourage the submission of individual papers and complete thematic panels (3-4 papers) that engage with the conference theme including, but not limited to, such topics as:

Gender Relations                                                        Social stratification
Gender Diversity and Identity                                    Power in ethnographic research
Race and Racialization                                               Media and power in discourse
Sexualities                                                                  Stigma and Marginalization
Domination and Subordination                                  Self and Identity in the Context of Power Relations Conflict in social life                                                   Social institutions and power
Agency and constraint

As always, we are also interested in and will accept papers and panels that engage with any and all aspects of symbolic interactionism, including theory, method, pedagogy, and symbolic interactionist analyses of any and all substantive topics.

Submission Process:

Please make your submission to the conference organizers by sending the following information to symbolic.interaction2019@gmail.com by April 1, 2019.

Paper Title
Abstract (maximum 250 words)
Author(s) Name(s) and Institutional Affiliation(s)
Contact email and telephone number

If you are submitting a complete thematic panel, please include a panel title as well as individual information for all presenters and their papers.

Inquiries and questions may be addressed directly to Stacey Hannem at shannem@wlu.ca or at the email above.
Accommodations and Planning to Attend:

A limited number of rooms has been reserved at the Westin New York at Times Square for conference attendees at a special rate of $255 (single/double occupancy), $285 (triple occupancy), and $315 (quad occupancy). To access this rate you must book your room by July 18, 2019.

Click Here to Book the group rate with Westin Times Square New York

 

Registration and Membership:

All presenters will be required to be members of SSSI at the time of the conference. Information about Membership and Conference Registration will follow.

Program Planning Committee
Stacey Hannem, Vice President SSSI, Wilfrid Laurier University (Chair)
Thaddeus Muller, Past-Vice President SSSI, Lancaster University
Tim Hallett, Vice President elect SSSI, Indiana University Bloomington
Lisa-Jo van den Scott, Treasurer SSSI, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Thomas DeGloma, Past-President SSSI, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center

2019 Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

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Call for Contributions – #SSSI Notes November 2019

The next issue of SSSI Notes will be available at the end of November. If you have any announcements about conferences, grants, awards, new publications, related organizations, or other relevant information please send a short description to William Force (william.force@wne.edu) via e-mail by Monday, November 26. Please include submissions as Word attachments limited to around 1000 words.

Anyone who has photos from the 2018 SSSI meetings In Lancaster or Philadelphia, and is willing to share them for publication in our November newsletter, please send them and include the names of those in the photo, if possible. Thanks!

– William

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2018 SSSI Award Winners

At the Banquet at the 2018 EUSSSI/Couch-Stone Symposium in Lancaster the President of the Society, Thomas DeGloma, presented the Society’s Awards.

George Herbert Mead Life-Time Achievement Award: Robert Prus, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo

Charles Horton Cooley Book AwardJooyoung LeeBlowin’ Up: Rap Dreams in South Central. Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press.

Early-in-Career AwardXiaoli Tian, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Hong Kong University.

Herbert Blumer Graduate Student Paper Award: Stephanie Peña-Alves (Rutgers University) “Say it with Doors: Object-Mediated Communication in Everyday Life

Lopata Mentor Award: Leslie Irvine, University of Colorado at Boulder

 

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Programme of the 2018 Annual #SSSI Couch-Stone Symposium in Lancaster (UK) #sociology

The programme of the 2018 Annual #SSSI Couch-Stone Symposium is out. The conference will be held from July 4th to 6th, 2018 in Lancaster, UK. The programme can be downloaded by clicking the image below.

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SSSI Notes Vol.47 No.1 is out! #sssi #sociology

The latest issue of the SSSI Newsletter Notes, Vol.47, No.1 has just been published on the Society’s website. To access the newsletter please click the image below.

SSSI Notes - 47-1

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Symbolic Interaction – New Issue Out! #sssi #sociology

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Newsletter #SSSI Notes Vol46(3) has just been published #sociology

We have just published the latest SSSI Newsletter, SSSI Notes Vol46(3) on our website. To access the newsletter please click the image below.

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New Book Review on Early View: Neil Jenkings on Juergen Streeks’ ‘Self-Making Man’ #sssi #emca #sociology

We have just published Neil Jenkings’ review of Juergen Streeck’s book “Self-Making Man”. SSSI Members can download the review by clicking on the image below.

SSSI members can download the review by clicking the image below. To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction from $31 (£23) please click HERE. 

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SSSI / Couch-Stone Conference in Lancaster (4-6 July 2018) #sssi #sociology

The Society of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) will hold a conference and its 2018 Couch-Stone Symposium in Lancaster (United Kingdom) from July 4th to 6th, 2018. further information about accommodation, registration etc. can be obtained from the conference website. Click on the image below to get there.

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Call for Nominations

via Laurie Linhart

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Annual SSSI Banquet MSS 2018

via Laurie Linhart

The annual SSSI Banquet at the MSS meeting will be held directly following the Peter J. Hall lecture on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  We will gather in the lobby of the hotel and walk the short six blocks to Rock Bottom Brewery located at 800 LaSalle Plaza Minneapolis, MN 55402.  We have a private room and will order off of the menu paying individually.  Here is a link to the menu:  https://rockbottom.com/locations/minneapolis/menu/.

Please contact Laurie Linhart at lclinhart@dmacc.edu to make a reservation to attendno later than March 16, 2018 at 5 pm.

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Call for Award Nominations (Deadline: March 1st) #sssi

Friends and Colleagues,

Nominations for the 2018 SSSI Awards are due March 1st. Information for each award is copied below. See the SSSI website (https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/home/sssi-awards) or email the committee chair(s) for more information.

Please consider submitting a nomination for one or more of these awards.

Thank you!

● The George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement
 is given annually to recognize a scholar’s career contributions to the field of symbolic interactionism. Nominations are also open to those who have proposed scholars in the recent past, but a new nomination with supporting materials is required.

Chairs: Deborah van den Hoonaard (dkvdh@stu.ca) and Will van den Hoonaard (will@unb.ca)
Committee Members: Susie Scott (s.scott@sussex.ac.uk); Andreas Salvini (andrea.salvini@unipi.it)

● The Charles Horton Cooley Book Award Committee announces its call for nominations for the 2018 award. This award is given annually to an author for a book that represents an important contribution to the perspective of symbolic interaction. To be eligible for the 2018 award, a nominated book should have a publication date between 2015 and 2017. Previously nominated works within this three-year publication period remain eligible but must be re-nominated.

Please send nominating letters and copies of books to all three committee members by March 1, 2018.

Chair: Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman
The University of South Florida
4202 E Fowler Avenue, CPR 107

Department of Sociology


Tampa, FL 33620

hordgefreema@usf.edu

Members:

Patrick McGinty
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Western Illinois University
1 University Drive

Macomb, IL 61455

pj-mcginty@wiu.edu

Michael Schwalbe
605 Long Leaf Drive

Chapel Hill, NC 27517

mlschwalbe@nc.rr.com

● The Herbert Blumer Graduate Student Paper Award is presented annually to the author of the best graduate student paper in the tradition of symbolic interaction. To be eligible for this award, authors must be enrolled in a graduate program. Those who have been awarded a Ph.D. prior to May 2015 are not eligible. Submitted papers cannot have been accepted for publication at the time of this submission, although papers under review may be submitted. The winner of this award may submit the paper for publication in any appropriate journal, including but not limited to Symbolic Interaction.

Chair: Daina Cheyenne Harvey (dharvey@holycross.edu)
Members: Andrea Laurent-Simpson (alaurentsimpson@mail.smu.edu); Tian Xiaoli (xltian@hku.hk)

● Helena Lopata Mentor Excellence Award. The relationship between a student and a faculty member can have a profound, lifelong influence on both parties. Likewise, established and accomplished teacher-scholars can serve equally influential and encouraging roles for junior colleagues and provide crucial sup-port for early and mid-career transitions. In sum, the mentoring relationship inspires, gives confidence, and culminates in valuable collegial relationships. The effective mentor serves as advisor, teacher, advocate, and role model. The SSSI Helena Lopata Mentor Excellence Award recognizes these important contributions to our society and craft. Nominees must be members of SSSI to be eligible for this award. We seek nominees who show evidence of:

–          a sustained career as a beneficial role model;
–          a sustained record of mentoring students and junior colleagues in acquiring the skills and resources necessary for career success;
–          promoting successful and timely completion of students’ degree programs;
–          supporting attendance and participation at conferences;
–          imparting informed advice relating to career opportunities and choices;
–          establishing opportunities for networking and professional connections;
–          motivating students and junior colleagues about research and teaching activities;
–          helping students and junior colleagues develop a range of talents including skills in research, teaching, professional presentations, writing, preparation of grant and fellowship applications, etc.;
–          integrating students and junior colleagues into the broader culture of the SSSI.

All nominations should include (a) a letter of nomination and, (b) multiple letters of support, ideally from people with different mentoring relations with the candidate, that testify to a sustained career of out-standing mentorship.

Chair: Eric O. Silva (eosilva@georgiasouthern.edu)
Members: Natalia Ruiz-Junco (ncr0007@auburn.edu); Douglas P. Schrock (dschrock@fsu.edu)

● The SSSI Early-in-Career Award Committee recognizes junior scholars’ contribution to the field of symbolic interaction and potential. The award specifically honors those scholars who have made significant contributions within the first ten years since the completion of their PhDs. Nominations are made through support letters sent (by SSSI members) to the chair of the award committee. Support letters should include the following information: the candidate’s most noteworthy research and publications thus far; contributions to symbolic interaction; and the candidate’s CV.

Submit nomination letters and relevant materials by March 1, 2018.

Chair: Carrie Sanders (csanders@wlu.ca)
Members: Hans Bakker (hbakker@uoguelph.ca); Maggie Kusenbach (mkusenba@usf.edu)

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