Interactionist Currents

Interactionist Currents

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Interactionist Currents publishes contemporary interactionist works of exceptional quality to advance the state of symbolic interactionism. Rather than revisiting classical symbolic interactionist or pragmatist theory, however, this series extends the boundaries of interactionism by examining new empirical topics in subject areas that interactionists have not sufficiently examined; systematizing, organizing, and reflecting on the state of interactionist knowledge in subfields both central and novel within interactionist research; connecting interactionism with contemporary intellectual movements; and illustrating the contemporary relevance of interactionism in ways that are interesting, original, and enjoyable to read. Recognizing an honored and widely appreciated theoretical tradition, reflecting on its limitations, and opening new opportunities for the articulation of related perspectives and research agendas, this series presents work from across the social sciences that makes explicit use of interactionist ideas and concepts, interactionist research, and interactionist theory - both classical and contemporary.

  • ‘Doing’ Coercion in Male Custodial Settings: An Ethnography of Italian Prison Officers Using Force book cover

    ‘Doing’ Coercion in Male Custodial Settings

    An Ethnography of Italian Prison Officers Using Force

    By Luigi Gariglio

    This book offers a sustained study of one feature of the prison officer’s job: the threat and use of force, which the author calls ‘doing’ coercion. Adopting an interactionist, micro-sociological perspective, the author presents new research based on almost two years of participant…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24 
    Routledge
    Interactionist Currents

  • The Politics of Sorrow: Families, Victims, and the Micro-Organization of Youth Homicide book cover

    The Politics of Sorrow

    Families, Victims, and the Micro-Organization of Youth Homicide

    By Daniel D. Martin

    Drawing on several years of research with grief support organizations and the families and friends of murdered children, this book examines the emotional experience of families in the aftermath of a homicide. It examines the politics of sorrow, offering a comparative analysis of White and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Interactionist Currents

  • Microsociological Perspectives for Environmental Sociology book cover

    Microsociological Perspectives for Environmental Sociology

    Edited by Bradley H. Brewster, Antony J. Puddephatt

    Environmental sociology tends to be dominated by macrosociological theories, to the point that microsociological perspectives have been neglected and ignored. This collection of original work is the first book dedicated to demonstrating the utility of microsociological perspectives for…

    Hardback – 2016-11-04
    Routledge
    Interactionist Currents

  • Challenging Myths of Masculinity: Understanding Physical Cultures book cover

    Challenging Myths of Masculinity

    Understanding Physical Cultures

    By Lee F. Monaghan, Michael Atkinson

    Many myths surround male bodies and associated bodywork, especially when such bodywork is labelled culturally or socially atypical or 'problematic'. Bodybuilding, for example, has been explained in terms of gender inadequacy and an 'Adonis complex' akin to reverse anorexia, while men electing to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge
    Interactionist Currents

  • Gendered Bodies and Leisure: The practice and performance of American belly dance book cover

    Gendered Bodies and Leisure

    The practice and performance of American belly dance

    By Rachel Kraus

    With its roots in Middle Eastern and North African dance, belly dance is a popular leisure activity in the West with women (and some men) of all ages and body types pursing the activity for diverse reasons. Drawing on empirical research, fieldwork, and interviews with participants, this book…

    Hardback – 2016-07-25
    Routledge
    Interactionist Currents

  • The Drama of Social Life: A Dramaturgical Handbook book cover

    The Drama of Social Life

    A Dramaturgical Handbook

    Edited by Charles Edgley

    Whatever else they may be doing, human beings are also and always expressing themselves whenever they are in the awareness of others. As such, the metaphor of life as theater - of people playing roles to audiences who review them and then coordinate further action - is an ancient idea that has…

    Hardback – 2013-08-23
    Routledge
    Interactionist Currents