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 (<>) 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 . 


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 ( or Carrie Sanders (



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,

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Registration for Meeting of the MSS/Couch-Stone Symposium

Here are the links to register for the MSS Meetings in Milwaukee where the Couch-Stone Symposium will be held this year.

Here’s the direct link to the MSS registration page:

 Hotel link is:

 All registration information can also be found on the MSS page:

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Symbolic Interaction Vol.40(1) is OUT! #sssi #sociology

The first issue of Symbolic Interaction for 2017 has just been published. Please see the Table of Content below.



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CfP SSSI Annual Meeting 2017

The Call for Papers for the 2017 SSSI Annual meetings has just been published on our website. For the call, please go here:

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CfP EU SSSI Conference 2017 #sssi #socilogy

Call for papers for EU SSSI in Lodz in Poland:

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