The Interaction Order

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(2019), "Prelims", The Interaction Order (Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 50), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. i-xi.



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Recent Volumes:

Volumes 1–35: Studies in Symbolic Interaction
Volume 36: Blue Ribbon Papers: Interactionism: The Emerging Landscape
Volume 37: Studies in Symbolic Interaction
Volume 38: Blue Ribbon Papers: Behind the Professional Mask: The Self-revelations of Leading Symbolic Interactionists
Volume 39: Studies in Symbolic Interaction
Volume 40: 40th Anniversary of Studies in Symbolic Interaction
Volume 41: Radical Interactionism on the Rise
Volume 42: Revisiting Symbolic Interaction in Music Studies and New Interpretive Works
Volume 43: Symbolic Interaction and New Social Media
Volume 44: Contributions from European Symbolic Interactionists: Reflections on Methods
Volume 45: Contributions from European Symbolic Interactionists: Conflict and Cooperation
Volume 46: The Astructural Bias Charge
Volume 47: Symbolic Interactionist Takes on Music
Volume 48: Oppression and Resistance: Structure, Agency, and Transformation
Volume 49: Carl J. Couch and the Iowa School: In His Own Words and In Reflection

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About the Authors

W. Peter Archibald has a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. He has written and taught about the relationships among the social sciences, “human nature,” industrial relations, and the social and personal impact of economic crises. He is currently Professor Emeritus at McMaster University, Canada.

Gordon Clanton has taught Sociology at San Diego State University since 1975. He previously taught in the Religion Department at Rutgers University. His teachers include Robert Bellah, Peter Berger, and Neil Smelser. His research interests include the sociology of religion and secularization. His 1977/1986/1998 book Jealousy (with Lynn G. Smith) is a standard reference on the topic. He is a pioneer in the sociology of emotions, especially love, jealousy, and envy, and a founding member of the ASA Section on Emotions (1984). He is a founding member and past-president (1999) of the California Sociological Association. He has appeared on “Donahue,” on ABC-TV's “20/20,” and on many other radio and television programs from New York City to Anchorage, Alaska. He also writes a column on politics and the environment for the Del Mar Times and four other suburban weeklies.

Jean-François Côté is a Professor of Sociology at Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He has recently published a book titled La Renaissance du théâtre autochtone. Métamorphose des Amériques I, 2017. Previous single-authored books include George Herbert Mead’s Concept of Society: A Critical Reconstruction, 2015, and Le triangle D’Hermès. Poe, Stein, Warhol, figures de la modernité esthétique, Bruxelles, La Lettre Volée, 2003. He has also edited and coedited numerous other books.

Harvey A. Farberman is Professor Emeritus of Social Welfare Policy and Research at Stony Brook University where he served on the faculty from 1966-2015. He received a BA in 1961 from Brooklyn College and a PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1968. In 1972, he was a founding member of the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare. He became a Visiting Scholar and NIMH Fellow at UC, Berkeley, in 1977–1978. In 1974, he was a co-chair of the steering committee that created the Society for the Study of Symbolic (SSSI) and was elected President of Society in 1979. He then served as editor of the journal Symbolic Interaction from 1981 to 1983. In 1984, he received the SSSI Distinguished Service Award and was named the SSSI Annual Distinguished Lecturer in 1990. In 2017, he received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. His book publications include Social Psychology through Symbolic Interaction (coedited with Gregory P. Stone) and his article publications include A Criminogenic Market Structure: The American Automobile Industry; Fantasy in Everyday Life: The Intersection of Social Psychology and Political Economy; and Symbolic Interaction and Postmodernism: Close Encounter of a Dubious Kind.

Vidar Halldorsson is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Iceland. His main research interests revolve around the positive development of youth sport and the cultural production of sports achievement. Vidar is the author of Sport in Iceland: How Small Nations Achieve International Success.

Benjamin W. Kelly is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Nipissing University, Canada. His research explores the interdependency between social structure, identity, and emotions. His ongoing fieldwork looks at the lived experience of science activists and how they frame environmental risk in relation to industry, government, public policy, and First Nations.

Joël Langonné, PhD, Université de Rennes, France, a member of Arène (Rennes 1) and LEIPC (Universidade de Brasilia). Joël has undertaken a number of research studies, describing news media, over extended period of time, as visual and collaborative pieces shaped by a disparate set of individuals which manifests throughout a news production continuum.

Arthur McLuhan, York University, Canada, engages sociologies of morality and social problems, self and identity, and subcultures in everyday life. He pursues formal theoretical accounts in these areas by examining generic social processes that are empirically grounded in the comparative and ethnographic examination of social worlds.

Robert Perinbanayagam is a Professor of Sociology (Emeritus) at the Hunter College of the City University of New York. He is the author of several books in interactionist theory and has won both the G.H Mead award and the Cooley award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and a prize from the theory section of the ASA for his book The Presence of Self.

Antony Puddephatt, Lakehead University, Canada, has studied the social philosophy of George Herbert Mead, as it informs issues such as science, technology, language, and the nature of social action. He has researched devotion in amateur chess, the institutional culture of higher education, open-access publishing, and micro-theoretical approaches to environmental studies.

Christopher J. Schneider is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada. Schneider is the 2016 recipient of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Early in Career Award. The award recognizes junior scholars who have made significant contributions to the field of symbolic interaction.

Eric O. Silva is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Georgia Southern University, USA. He studies how positions on divisive topics such as immigration, creationism, and Indian mascots are accounted for in the public sphere. This work has appeared in Symbolic Interaction, Public Understanding of Science, Secularism and Nonreligion, and Qualitative Sociology Review.

Deana Simonetto is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research interests include symbolic interactionism, qualitative methods, deviance, sports, and family. She has published on doing qualitative research using a range of data collection techniques, including participant observation, interviews, and media analysis of both traditional and social media.

Olivier Trédan is a Research Professor at the University of Rennes 1, France, and member of the search unit Arènes (Rennes 1). His research deals with the history of the Web, the analyses of online practices, and amateur activities on the web.

Thorolfur Thorlindsson is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Iceland. His current research focuses on two areas: (1) The multilevel nature of social structure and the role of emergence in group behavior and (2) the relationship of science to policy and practice in health, sport, and the fishing industry.

Series Editor’s Note

I’m sorry to announce that Dan Miller, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, died on March 30, 2017. He was 69. A native of Iowa, Dan earned a BS, MA, and PhD in Sociology at the University of Iowa. After teaching briefly at the University of Manitoba, Dan joined the University of Dayton in 1978. He earned tenure in 1982, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1983, and was promoted to Professor in 2000. He served as Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work from 1998 to 2002. Dan earned the College’s faculty award for outstanding scholarship in 2006. He retired from UD in 2014.

In his 39 years at UD, Dan was an influential scholar in the sociological field of symbolic interactionism. His article, “The Elements and Structure of Openings” (1975) was foundational in what came to be called the New Iowa School of Symbolic Interactionism. He served as the President of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (2004–2005). Dan authored many articles and was lead editor of the volume Constructing Complexity: Social Interaction and Social Forms (1997).

Norman K. Denzin