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The Routledge International Handbook of Interactionism

ISBN 9780367227708
Published May 27, 2021 by Routledge
478 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge International Handbook of Interactionism demonstrates the promise and diversity of the interactionist perspective in social science today, providing students and practitioners with an overview of the impressive developments in interactionist theory, methods and research. Thematically organized, it explores the history of interactionism and the contemporary state of the field, considering the ways in which scholars approach topics that are central to interactionism. As such, it presents discussions of self, identity, gender and sexuality, race, emotions, social organization, media and the internet, and social problems. With attention to new developments in methods and methodologies, including digital ethnography, visual methods and research ethics, the authors also engage with new areas of investigation that have emerged in light of current societal developments, such as policing and police violence, interactionism beyond binaries and social media. Providing a comprehensive overview of the current state and possible future of interactionist research, it will appeal to interactionist scholars, as well as to established sociologists and students of sociology who have an interest in latest developments in interactionism.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

1. Introduction

Dirk vom Lehn, Natalia Ruiz-Junco and Will Gibson

Part 2: Varieties of Interactionism

2. Pragmatism and Interaction

Frithjof Nungesser

3. Blumer, Symbolic Interactionism and 21st-century Sociology

Thomas J. Morrione

4. Straussian Negotiated Order Theory c.1960–Present

Adele Clarke

5. Recent Developments in the New Iowa School of Symbolic Interactionism

Michael Katovich and Shing-Ling S. Chen

6. Dramaturgical Frameworks and Interactionism

Greg Smith

7. Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis: The Other Interactionism

Jason Turowetz and Anne Warfield Rawls

Part 3: Self, Identity, and Emotions

8. Click, Validate, and Reply: Three Paradoxes of the Terminal Self

Simon Gottschalk

9. Animal Selfhood

Leslie Irvine

10. The Self and the Supernatural

Rachael Ironside

11. The (Un)Healthy Body and the Self

Lisa Jean Moore and Sumayra Khan

12. Identity and Racialisation

Matt Hughey and Michael Rosino

13. Symbolic Interaction beyond Binaries

J.E. Sumerau

14. Culture and Emotion: Interactionist Perspectives

Doyle McCarthy

Part 4: Social Organisation

15. Organizations and Institutions

Patrick McGinty

16. Symbolic Interactionism, Social Structure, and Social Change: Historical Debates and Contemporary Challenges

Stacey Hannem

17. Mental Health and Symbolic Interactionism: Untapped Opportunities

Baptiste Brossard

18. Handling Video of [Police] Violence: Theoretical versus Practical Analyses

Patrick Watson and Albert J. Meehan

19. Space, Mobility, and Interaction

Robin James Smith

20. Nature and the Environment in Interaction

Anthony Puddephatt

21. The Social Organization of Time

Michael G. Flaherty

22. Collective Memory

Lisa-Jo van den Scott

Part 5: Interactionism, Media and the Internet

23. Media Logic, Fear, and the Construction of Terrorism

David Altheide

24. Public Fear and the Media

Joel Best

25. Policing and Social Media

Chris Schneider

26. Interactionism and Online Identity: How has Interactionism Contributed to Understandings of Online Identity?

Hannah Ditchfield

27. Physical Co-presence and Distinctive Features of Online Interactions

Xiaoli Tian and Yui Fung Yip

28. Happy Birthday Michael Jackson: Dead Celebrity and Online Interaction

Kerry O. Ferris

29. Multi-Player Online Gaming

David Kirschner

Part 6: New Developments in Methods

30. Situational Analysis as Critical Pragmatist Interactionism

Carrie Friese, Rachel Washburn and Adele Clarke

31. Video in Interactionist Research

René Tuma

32. Digital Naturalism: Ethnography in Networked Worlds

Michael Dellwing

33. Ethics in Symbolic Interactionist Research

Will van den Hoonard and Deborah van den Hoonard

Part 7: Reimagining Interactionism

34. Toward an Expanded Definition of Symbolic Interactionism

Linda Liska Belgrave, Kapriskie Seide and Kathy Charmaz

35. Some Antinomies of Interactionism

Martyn Hammersley

36. Interactionist Research: Extending Methods, Extending Fields

Emilie Morwenna Whitaker and Paul Atkinson

37. The New Horizons of Symbolic Interactionism

Kent Sandstrom, Lisa K. van den Scott and Gary Alan Fine

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Dirk vom Lehn is Professor of Organisation and Practice at King’s Business School, King’s College London, UK. He is the author of Harold Garfinkel: The Creation and Development of Ethnomethodology.

Natalia Ruiz-Junco is Associate Professor of Sociology at Auburn University, USA, and co-editor of Updating Charles H. Cooley: Contemporary Perspectives on a Sociological Classic.

Will Gibson is Reader in Social Research Methods at University College London, Institute of Education, UK, and co-author of Institutions, Interaction and Social Theory and Working with Qualitative Data.