Couch-Stone Symposium 2019 – Program #sssi #sociology

2019 Couch-­‐Stone Symposium

‘Teaching and Symbolic Interactionism”

 

An annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction May 16-­‐18, 2019

Hilton Des Moines Downtown, 435 Park Street Des Moines, Iowa

The last chance to reserve rooms at Hilton Des Moines Downtown is today (May 9).
The hotel reservations page is 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

 

This year’s Couch-­‐Stone Symposium will address such questions as: 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?

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction is an international community of scholars whose scholarship employs and examines the perspective of Symbolic Interactionism. The Society publishes a quarterly journal, Symbolic Interaction, which was founded in 1977.

The Couch-­‐Stone Symposium is one of two annual meetings of SSSI (the other being held simultaneously with ASA). It was named for two interactionist sociologists who were instrumental   in   founding   SSSI,   both   scholars   at   Midwestern   universities:   Carl   Couch (University of Iowa) and Gregory Stone (University of Minnesota). The original symposium, called the “Minnesota Symposium on Symbolic Interaction,” was held in Stone’s home in June 1974.

 

Thursday, May 16, 2-­‐3:30 p.m.

General Paper Session I

Schedule of Events

“Why and How We Are Studying Internal Conversations” David Schweingruber, Iowa State University

“Internal Conversations in Sexual Self Construction.” David W. Wahl, Iowa State University

“Asexual Bingo -­‐   Identity Exploration & Confirmation Within Contemporary Society” Antonio Ball, Iowa State University

“Women Who Drink” Susan Stewart

 

Thursday, May 16, 3:45-­‐5:15 p.m.

 

Featured Speaker

“Helping People Grieve: Teaching Theory as a Matter of Life and Death” Nancy Berns, Drake University

 

Thursday, May 16, 5:45-­‐7 p.m.

Welcome reception with cash bar and appetizers

 

Friday, May 17, 7-­‐8 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 

Friday, May 17, 8:15-­‐9:45 a.m.

 

General Paper Session II

“Money Work in Gambling Worlds” Steve Beeman, Iowa State University

“Role exit: Narrating the end to a life without parole sentence” Danqing Yu, Iowa State University

“Gender as an Inhabited Institution”

Alyssa Place, Indiana University–Bloomington Jennifer Lee, Indiana University–Bloomington Tim Hallett, Indiana University–Bloomington

“Reverential Degradation in the Patriarchy: Reinforcing the Patriarchy in Celebrity Fan

Letters”

David W. Wahl, Iowa State University

“Role exit: Narrating the end to a life without parole sentence” Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College

 

Friday, May 17, 10-­‐11:30 a.m.

 

Featured Speaker

“Keep it Active: Teaching Symbolic Interactionism in Introductory Courses” Maxine Atkinson, North Carolina State University

 

Friday, May 17, 11:30-­‐1 p.m.

 

Lunch

 

Lunch Option #1: Continuing conversation with Maxine Atkinson

Lunch Option #2: Conversation with Scott Harris, editor of Symbolic Interaction

 

Friday, May 17, 1:15-­‐2:45 p.m.

Featured Speaker

“Teaching with Symbolic Interaction: Meeting Them Where They Are” Kerry Ferris, Northern Illinois University

 

Friday, May 17, 3-­‐4 p.m.

Teaching Paper Session I

“Mass Background Participant Observation as a Class Assignment” David Schweingruber, Iowa State University, Angie Carter, Michigan Technical University, Andres Lopez, Oregon State University

“Teaching Social Inequality and Addressing the So-­‐What Question from a Symbolic Interactionist Perspective”, Fangheyue Ma, University of South Florida

 

Friday, May 17, 4-­‐5:30 p.m.

 

Panel—Passing on Our Interactionist Inheritance: Teaching Graduate Students and Advanced

Undergraduates

Tim Hallett, Indiana University–Bloomington David Schweingruber, Iowa State University Julie B. Wiest, West Chester University

 

Friday, May 17, 6-­‐8:30 p.m.

 

SSSI Banquet

 

Saturday, May 18, 7-­‐8 a.m.

 

Continental Breakfast

 

Saturday, May 18, 8:15-­‐9:45 a.m.

 

General Paper Session III

“Burlesque Boys: Constructing Masculinity in Burlesque” Rebecca Haroldson, Iowa State University

Exploring Issues of Inequality in the American Tattooing Industry Deborah Burns, Iowa State University

“Transverse Interactions on the Mississippi River” Nicholas Baxter, Indiana University–Kokomo

“Emigration on the Go: Toward a Theory Spontaneity” Abdi Kusow, Iowa State University

“Reframing, Recalibrating, and Refocusing: Putting A Happy Face on Meth Cooks” Jacob H. Erickson, Iowa State University

 

Saturday, May 18, 10-­‐11:30 a.m.

 

Teaching Paper Session II

 

“‘I just had emergency surgery!’: Faculty assessments of students’ emotional displays in excuse making” Kimberly M. Baker, University of Northern Iowa, Kamryn Warren, University of Northern Iowa

“A Moment of Mindlessness: Teaching Categorization in the Undergraduate S.I. Classroom” Julie B. Wiest, West Chester University

“A Hybrid Model: Half Lecture, Half Independent Study” Scott Harris, St. Louis University

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Couch-Stone Symposium 2019 – De Moines (May 16 – 18)

Fellow Interactionists:

The Couch-Stone Symposium in Des Moines is just two weeks away (May 16-18). Our theme is “Teaching & Symbolic Interactionism.”

Highlights will include:

• Nancy Berns’ address on “Helping People Grieve: Teaching Theory as a Matter of Life and Death” (Thursday afternoon)

• Maxine Atkinson’s address on “Keep it Active: Teaching Symbolic Interactionism in Introductory Courses” (Friday morning)

• Kerry Ferris’ address on “Teaching with Symbolic Interaction: Meeting Them Where They Are” (Friday afternoon)

• SSSI Banquet (Friday evening)

• Paper sessions related to teaching and to general topics

If you’re planning on attending but haven’t yet reserved a room at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown, please do so by Wednesday, May 1 using this link:

https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hilton.com%2Fen%2Fhi%2Fgroups%2Fpersonalized%2FD%2FDSMDIHH-CSC-20190516%2Findex.jhtml&data=01%7C01%7Cdirk.vom_lehn%40kcl.ac.uk%7C869f0fefbf77463a3bf908d6cdfe8e2a%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=rTdccUtWTriiKx8kST7FU28cCkNq1CAcADJr5fnsOBc%3D&reserved=0

Also, if you are attending but haven’t been in touch with the organizers, please let us know at couchstone2019@gmail.com

We will be contacting all attendees later this week to ask what meals you will be attending.

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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Vacancy: Associate Prof Digital Sociology at University of St Gallen #sssi #sociology

Associate Professor of Digital Sociology (75%) at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. From the job description: the successful candidate will be a “qualitative social researcher with experience in mixed methodology”. The deadline for applications is May 20, 2019.

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Call for Papers 2019 Couch/Stone Symposium #sssi #sociology

2019 Couch/Stone Symposium

‘Teaching and Symbolic Interactionism’

Des Moines, Iowa

May 16th to 18th

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 April 13th, 2019.

Please email submissions to couchstone2019@gmail.com

Preferred deadline to assist us in organizing sessions: March 30, 2019.

We will definitely accept papers submitted by: April 13, 2019.

 

Registration is free and most meals are included!

For Hotel Reservations please click HERE!

 

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

                                    David Schweingruber, Iowa State University

 

Student Directors:     Steve Beeman, Iowa State University

                                    David W. Wahl, Iowa State University

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

New York, NY

August 9-11, 2019

Westin New York at Times Square

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 sociopolitical 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 are pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor Emerita in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, will present the SSSI 2019 Distinguished Lecture: “Not Just Ideas: Intersectionality and Epistemic Resistance.” The Distinguished Lecture will take place on Saturday, August 10 at 4:00, and be followed by the annual SSSI Awards Banquet.

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

Deadline Extended to May 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

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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.

sssi-notes46-3

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