Editor: Professor Norman Denzin
Subject: Sociology and Public Policy (view other series in this subject area)
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Studies in Symbolic Interaction (SSI) is an ISI listed serial that locates current symbolic interactionist thought and provides contemporary readings of social situations. The papers are longer than the average journal article allowing more scope for expansion and development. To reflect the wide range of perspectives in symbolic interactionism, SSI draws on many interpretative resources including:
Symbolic interactionism is a distinctive approach to the study of human life (Blumer 1969). Symbolic interactionists assert that humans interpret and give meaning to the world through a complex set of symbols. The meanings for these symbols are generated through our interactions. It is through these interactions that humans develop a concept of self and larger social structures. Symbolic interactionism enables us to distinguish the meanings for these symbols attributed to these acts. The symbolic interactionist approach is a micro level orientation focusing on close up human interaction in specific situations. These situations are varied and plentiful allowing a wealth of theories, methods and viewpoints to be considered. Essentially human society consists of people engaging in symbolic interaction.
The papers published in SSI are qualitative in nature and often of a field method empirical orientation. Typical work in SSI derives from:
Studies in Symbolic Interaction (SSI) provides the community of symbolic interaction scholars with extended essays on key methodological and theoretical issues. Sometimes presented in themed sections, these worthwhile volumes have helped launch key developments over the last 35 years in topical areas such as discourse analysis, critical ethnography, performance ethnography, feminist methodology, cultural analysis, and media analysis, to name a few. The presentation of such cutting edge issues promotes the discipline while providing an alternative format for scholarly debate. I have benefitted from publishing and reading colleagues’ work in this creative series.
David Altheide - Emeritus Regents’ Professor, Arizona State University
If you are studying or teaching a course in sociology, communications, qualitative methods: papers in SSI demonstrate ideas, concepts and social situations in innovative and engaging contexts.
According to ISI the most cited papers in SSI are:
SSI invites original, analytical and interesting research. If you wish to contribute to a future volume, please submit a full paper to Professor Norman Denzin: firstname.lastname@example.org
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