It is an honor and a pleasure to commence this lecture series on symbolic interaction, society, and social change. The series is designed to present veteran scholars who have set new directions and explored new terrains with insightful, creative, and consequential analysis of critical social and sociological issues. Embedded in that intention is the desire to examine conditions and processes of social transformations and social action. I am deeply appreciative of the intellectual and material support from the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research, the generosity of the Couch family, and the committed and energetic efforts of Professor Shing-Ling (Sarina) Chen in proposing and facilitating this venture. We also are indebted to the staff and officers of the Midwest Sociological Society and the 2003 Program Chair, Chris Prendergast, for providing encouragement and the program time for the lecture.
Hall, P.M. (2004), "SYMBOLIC INTERACTION, SOCIOLOGY, AND CHANGING SOCIETY – CRITICAL ISSUES AND NEW DIRECTIONS: INTRODUCTION", Studies in Symbolic Interaction (Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 27), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 81-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0163-2396(04)27009-0
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