“International Summer School on Grounded Theory & Qualitative Methods” 5 – 9 June, Pisa Italy #sssi #sociology

International Summer School on Grounded Theory & Qualitative Methods

2017 – II edition – 5-9 June, Pisa


The Department of Political Science, University of Pisa, is pleased to invite you to participate in the II edition of the International Summer School on Grounded Theory & Qualitative Methods (5-9 June, Pisa). After the great success of the I edition, which attracted about 74 people from all over the world, the organizers hope to involve a large number of scholars, students and professionals to join this II edition. Last year, the contributions of Professor Kathy Charmaz (Sonoma State University), Professor David Altheide (Arizona State University), and the participation of the most renowned scholars from European Universities, were very appreciated in terms of both contents and teaching methodology.

In this second edition – which will see the participation of Professors Anne Ryen (University of Adger), Thaddeus Muller (University of Lancaster), Michael Dellwing (University of Kassel), Krzysztof Konecki (University of Lodz), Andrea Salvini (University of Pisa), Roberto Cipriani (University of Roma Tre) and many others scholars – considerable importance will be attached to the practical and communitarian dimensions, by constituting working groups and promoting the exchange of experience and good practice in this field. Detailed information about registration program, teachers, fees and deadlines, will be available on the Summer School official website: http://sites.sp.unipi.it/grounded-theory/. It is also possible to follow updates on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groundedtheorysummerschool), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/GT_SummerSchool) official accounts.

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European SSSI Conference 2017 in Lodz/Poland #sssi #sociology #conference

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

the EUSSSI Conference will be held in Lodz/Poland from July 4th to July 8th this year. 

The title of the conference is “Studying Everyday Life: Generic Dimensions of Interactionist Inquiry”. 

For more information place click the link below.


very best wishes



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CfP SSSI 2017 Annual Meetings in Montreal, Canda #sociology #sssi

Dear SSSI Members:

Please submit abstracts for the 2017 meeting, which will be held at the Omni Mont-Royal hotel in Montreal, Quebec on 8/11-8/13/17. PAPER PROPOSALS/ABSTRACTS ARE DUE IN ONE WEEK, by 3/15/17.  Please share with colleagues and students. Submission instructions, session titles, and session descriptions can be found on the SSSI website: https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Fsite%2Fsssinteraction%2Fhome%2Fconferences-events%2Fsssi-annual-Conference%2Fsssi2017-cfp%2Fsssi-2017-individual-sessions&data=01%7C01%7Cdirk.vom_lehn%40kcl.ac.uk%7C5a04e81f85034b63cce108d4655e9f99%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=Jx2SY3VNsxinKl64pP%2F10Xch%2FzUjs6io2gAqvkY0qyI%3D&reserved=0                                                        

Submit abstracts to Beth Montemurro, SSSI Vice-President, at: sssi2017meeting@gmail.com  Please put “SSSI Paper Submission” in the subject line.

Conference Participants and Attendees must be members of SSSI and must register for the conference. Please register by July 1, 2017. Information about registration fees, society membership, and banquet tickets can be found here:  https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Fsite%2Fsssinteraction%2Fhome%2Fconferences-events%2Fsssi-annual-Conference%2Fsssi2016-registration&data=01%7C01%7Cdirk.vom_lehn%40kcl.ac.uk%7C5a04e81f85034b63cce108d4655e9f99%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=fSTuJ709%2Bkmr2qKjccXaAvZUeYMh32eWKWyQJYqgg5w%3D&reserved=0

It is not too early to make hotel reservations. Here is the link for our special great rate at the Omni Mont-Royal:


Please contact me with any questions.



Beth Montemurro, Ph.D.

Vice-President, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

Professor of Sociology

Penn State University, Abington

1600 Woodland Road

Abington, PA 19001



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A Quick look back to the History of SSSI #sssi #sociology #history

Almost 20 years ago, in Summer 1997, Symbolic Interaction published a Special Issue (Vol. 20(2)) concerned with the history of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. The Special Issue co-edited by Michael G. Flaherty and Donna Daren includes 12 essays by the co-editors and 10 interactionists who were actively involved in the creation of our Society. For those with an interest in SSSI, its history and  relationship to ASA this Special Issue is an unmissable source. It covers personal memories of meetings in Gregory Stone’s basement as well as discussions about the initial management of the Society: were presidents to be elected or were lots to be drawn out of a head? Please see below the Table of content of the Special Issue.

Dirk vom Lehn  @dirkvl

Symbolic Interaction Vol.20(2)

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Call for Papers SSSI Notes #sssi #sociology

The next issue of SSSI Notes will be available in mid-March. If you have any announcements about conferences, grants, awards, new publications, related organizations, or other relevant information please send a short description to me via e-mail by Friday, March 10. Please include submissions as Word attachments limited to around 1000 words. Feel free to contact me (wforce@wne.edu<mailto:wforce@wne.edu>) with questions.

– William Force (Editor, SSSI Notes)

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CfP for SSSI 2017 – The Canadian Contributions to Symbolic Interaction #sssi #sociology

Dear Canadian SIers,

 As you may (or may not) be aware, the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction is hosting its annual meeting in Montreal this year. In honour of the Canadian location and in keeping with the SSSI conference theme:  “SSSI at 40: Reflecting on the Past, Engaging with the Present, Imagining the Future”, we have proposed a panel on the Canadian contributions to Symbolic Interaction. We would welcome contributions from established and emerging Canadian scholars who work in the tradition of SI to reflect on the history of SI in Canada and our contemporary contributions.  The link to the SSSI Call for Papers is below. Please submit abstracts to sssi2017meeting@gmail.com . 


Please put “SSSI Paper Submission” in the subject line. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 28, 2017. 


The Canadian Contributions to Symbolic Interaction

This session will provide a historical look at the contributions of Canadian scholars to the development of symbolic interaction in North America and highlight the work of contemporary Canadian symbolic interactionists. Although the scholarly community of Symbolic Interactionists in Canada is comparatively small, notable interactionists in Canada have made significant contributions to theorizing over the past thirty-five years and SI continues to have a strong presence in the landscape of Canadian sociology. Having developed alongside critical Marxist sociology and in the shadow of John Porter’s Vertical Mosaic, Symbolic Interactionism in Canada has taken on a decidedly pragmatist bent. Indeed, SI has become mainstream in the sociology of deviance in Canada and has found its way into the work of scholars positioned in cognate disciplines such as criminology. We envision this session as bringing together pioneers in Canadian SI with early career symbolic interactionists to discuss their perspectives on our shared intellectual heritage and the future of SI in Canada.




Questions or inquiries about the Canadian Contributions panel may be directed to Stacey Hannem (shannem@wlu.ca) or Carrie Sanders (csanders@wlu.ca)



Stacey & Carrie


Stacey Hannem, PhD

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Department of Criminology 

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Johns, Denzin and Katovich Won 2017 Couch Center President’s Award

Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 President’s Award, the highest honor presented by Carl Couch Center to recognize individuals who have made sustaining contributions to social research.
Mark D. Johns won the 2017 President’s Award for his sustaining effort in
promoting the research of information technologies as extrapolated by Carl

Couch. One of his most outstanding achievements is editing the 2nd edition


publication in 2017, more than 20 years after the book’s initial

publication in 1996. His effort contributes to the longevity of Carl

Couch’s works in information technologies.
Norman K. Denzin and Michael Katovich won the 2017 President’s Award for
their sustaining works for more than 30 years in promoting the New Iowa

School of sociological thought. One of the most lasting achievements in

this endeavor of theirs is their work in publishing THE ROMANCE OF

DISCOVERY, by Carl Couch, more than 25 years after Couch penned the

manuscript. Their commitment to preserve and advance Couch’s scholarship

is recognized by this award.
The inaugural 2016 Couch Center President’s Award winners were Robert A.
Hintz, Jr. and Stephen G. Wieting.
For more information about Couch Center President’s Award, please contact
Shing-Ling Sarina Chen, sarina.chen@uni.edu.

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