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
Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College
David Schweingruber, Iowa State University
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.
“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.
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
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.
“Keep it Active: Teaching Symbolic Interactionism in Introductory Courses” Maxine Atkinson, North Carolina State University
Friday, May 17, 11:30-‐1 p.m.
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.
“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
Tim Hallett, Indiana University–Bloomington David Schweingruber, Iowa State University Julie B. Wiest, West Chester University
Friday, May 17, 6-‐8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 7-‐8 a.m.
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