Studies in Symbolic Interaction

ISBN: 978-1-80117-781-8, eISBN: 978-1-80117-780-1

ISSN: 0163-2396

Publication date: 10 November 2021


(2021), "Prelims", Denzin, N.K. and Sarina Chen, S.-L. (Ed.) Studies in Symbolic Interaction (Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 53), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. i-ix.



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Studies in Symbolic Interaction

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Studies in Symbolic Interaction

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Recent Volumes:

Volume 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
Volume 50: The Interaction Order
Volume 51: Conflict and Forced Migration
Volume 52: Radical Interactionism and Critiques of Contemporary Culture

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Studies in Symbolic Interaction Volume 53

Studies in Symbolic Interaction

Edited by

Norman K. Denzin

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

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Shing-Ling Sarina Chen

University of Northern Iowa, USA

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About the Contributors

Amber L. Anthony is Education Program Manager in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health at University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. From 2016 to 2018, Ms. Anthony served as Director of the SCI CAFE Program at UTMB, where she organized monthly programs, invited faculty and community members to speak, managed publicity, conducted evaluation studies, and served as moderator for discussions.

David Aveline earned an MA at Concordia University in Montreal and a PhD at Indiana University in 1999. He has been an Associate Professor of Sociology at Mount Royal University for 18 years. His courses include Sociology of Sexualities, Sociology of the Body, and Sociology of Religion. His research interests are in human sexuality, LGBT studies, qualitative theory, and perceptions of paranormal phenomena.

Shing-Ling Sarina Chen is Professor of Mass Communication in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Northern Iowa. Trained by Carl I. Couch as a symbolic interactionist, she studies communication processes and social relationships, as well as information technologies and social structures.

Sharon A. Croisant is a Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. Community-based research is an important focus of her work, primarily in response to emergent environmental health issues experienced by Gulf Coast communities, including natural and manmade disasters. She previously served on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Standing Committee on Medical and Public Health Research during Large-Scale Emergency Events. She serves as Director of the Community Engagement Core for the UTMB Institute for Translational Sciences as well as the Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health, a collaborative venture involving UTMB, Baylor College of Medicine, and the UT School of Public Health.

John M. Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Justice Studies, taught at Arizona State University for four decades. He has been active in the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction as a scholar, leader, and organizer.

Michael A. Katovich is a Professor of Sociology at Texas Christian University. His research and writing consists of the application of concepts generated within the new Iowa School of Symbolic Interaction.

Mitchell Kiefer is a PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh and a Lecturer at Maastricht University. He earned a master's degree in Conflict and Dispute Resolution at the University of Oregon. His research centers on cultures and politics of environmental governance, with emphasis on the relationship between environmental sensibilities and the social construction of expertise.

Krzysztof T. Konecki is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, Poland. He is the head of the Sociology of Organization and Management Department. His interests lie in qualitative sociology, symbolic interactionism, grounded theory, the methodology of social sciences, visual sociology, communication and intercultural management, organizational culture and management, and contemplative studies. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Qualitative Sociology Review, and he holds the President of the Polish Sociological Association position.

Joseph A. Kotarba is Professor of Sociology at Texas State University, where he directs the Music Across the Life Course Project. He also serves as Lead Ethnographer and Medical Sociologist for the Institute for Translational Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. He received the George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. He is currently studying the experience of music in aging and the culture of the translational science movement. His most recent book is Music Across the Course of Life (Routledge, 2021).

E. Bernadette McKinney is Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities and Research Ethics at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. She works in the Institute of Translational Sciences in the area of bioethics to inform her goals of enhancing research ethics education and the quality and success of translational research. She uses qualitative research methods to explore attitudes and perceptions of thought leaders to identify areas of need and to develop targeted approaches to address them.

Andrii Melnikov is professor of the Department of Sociology at National University “Odesa Academy of Law” (Odesa, Ukraine). His research interests relate to the history and theory of sociology, existential sociology, sociology of culture and qualitative methods. He has published over 100 academic articles and chapters in books, and the monograph Existential Sociology: Identifying the Paradigm (2018, in Russian) summarizes 10 years of his main historical and theoretical studies.

Carol Rambo is Professor of Sociology at the University of Memphis, in Memphis, TN. She was the editor of the journal, Symbolic Interaction, from 2007 to 2011. Her past research has delved into topics such as striptease dancing, mentally disabled parenting, childhood sexual abuse, trauma, and theorizing the craft of writing autoethnography. She has published her work in a variety of outlets including Deviant Behavior, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, and Qualitative Inquiry.

Chantele R. Singleton is Program Director for Institute for Translational Sciences and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. She works with diverse stakeholders to develop community outreach and education enrichment programs that advance scientific knowledge by translating complex scientific findings into understandable information.

Anthony J. Stone Jr. is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. Anthony holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Memphis. Anthony's research is centered in Black studies, American Indian Studies, race and racism, racial representations in the media, social psychology, and racial rhetoric. Anthony is coeditor of Cognella's Sociology and Hip Hop: An Anthology, assistant editor for Social Problems, and previous work has appeared in the Journal of Communication and Religion.

Emma Tumilty is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and Bioethicist at Deakin University in New Zealand. She previously was a faculty member and postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Translational Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. Her interests are in research ethics and clinical ethics and she has been involved in consultation services in both areas. She has been a member of several Institutional Review Boards and a member of the AEREO consortium ( working on the effectiveness of research ethics review.

Kevin C. Wooten is Chief Strategy Officer and Professor at the University of Houston at Clear Lake. He serves as the Consulting Director of Tracking and Evaluation and Lead Consultant for Team Science for the University of Texas Medical Branch. Wooten holds a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Tulane University, and has extensive industrial experience in training, organization development, executive education, as well as psychological assessment of managers and executives.