‘Institutions, Interaction, & Social Theory’ #sociology #interaction #organization #theory #research

Announcement, book

Earlier this year, Will Gibson (UCL) and I have published a book titled ‘Institutions, Organisation, & Social Theory’ (Palgrave). In the book we explore relationships between ‘institutional scholarship’ and ‘interactionist’ research. A short discussion of the book cn be found on the ‘Work in Progress Blog’.

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New Book: Institutions, Interaction and Social Theory #sociology #sssi #emca #orgtheory

Announcement, book, ethnography, Ethnomethodology, Garfinkel, Goffman

Together with Will Gibson (UCL) I have just published a book titled “Institutions, Interaction and Social Theory” (Palgrave).

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From hospitals and prisons to schools and corporations: no matter how large or seemingly abstract, all institutions are ultimately the result of the actions and interactions of people. In this original and innovative text, Gibson and Vom Lehn show the different ways in which studying people’s own meaning-making practices can help us understand the role of institutions in contemporary society.

Institutions, Interaction and Social Theory takes the reader through the core conceptual foundations of Symbolic Interactionism, Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis. Engaging with a rich tradition in sociological thought, it suggests that interactionist perspectives have remained largely absent in the study of institutions, and how they contrast with and contribute to the broader field of research in institutional contexts.

With chapters on healthcare, education, markets, and art and culture, this text will be of interest to those studying institutions, organisations and work in sociology and in business schools. It will also be valuable for students of social theory interested in interactionism, and in the challenges and opportunities of connecting complex theoretical discussions to real world examples.

 

Studentship Opportunities at WIT – King’s College London

Announcement
(Apologies for cross posting)
 
We are offering opportunities to become a PhD researcher in the Work, Interaction and Technology group at King’s College London. The current faculty members are: Paul Luff, Dirk vom Lehn, Christian Heath and Jon Hindmarsh. We specialise in video-based field studies, drawing on ethnomethodology and conversation analysis.
 
Our recent PhD students have adopted this methodological approach to explore a wide range of topics and settings, including:
  • Collaboration around new technologies in cars
  • The initiation of work talk in open plan offices
  • Occupational skills and communication in beauty treatments  
  • Training conversations in dental education
  • Occupational practice and new technologies in control centres
  • Teamwork and collaboration in operating theatres
  • The work of tour guides in museums and galleries
We are keen to supervise video-based studies on any topic or setting related to work practice, occupations, coordination, organisation, consumer behaviour and new technologies.
 
If you are interested in finding out more about pursuing a PhD with us, please do get in touch. Alternatively, if you know of high quality students who might be interested in this opportunity, please do forward this message on to them.
 
Note that there are a range of funding opportunities currently available, including the studentship competition in our School (see below).
 
Many thanks and best wishes,
Jon, Paul, Dirk and Christian
 
 
Doctoral Research Studentships
King’s Business School
 
King’s Business School invites applications for funded, full-time PhD studentships to start in the 2018-19 academic year. We have a number of studentships available and are keen to attract talented and enthusiastic students who aspire to be future leaders in their academic fields of study. 
 
We are one of the top academic centres in management and business in the UK and have an outstanding reputation for the quality of our research and teaching. Furthermore, we have ambitious plans to grow and develop over the coming years and recently moved into the iconic Bush House in central London, providing our doctoral students with excellent facilities and opportunities to develop their skills and experience.
 
In addition, we are a constituent part of the LISS-DTP (London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership), which draws together doctoral training at King’s, Imperial College London and Queen Mary, University of London. This partnership is recognised and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
 
The 3-year studentship covers the tuition fees, a generous training and conference grant, a stipend (currently £16,553 per annum) and the School provides additional paid teaching opportunities.
 
King’s Business School welcomes applicants in any of our areas of research expertise. 
 
The closing date for applications is: 25 January 2018 at 5pm.
Decisions will be announced in March 2018.
 
For full details of the application process, please see:

‘The Senses in Interaction’ – Call for Abstracts – ISA 2018 in Toronto

Announcement, Call for Papers

Will Gibson (UCL) and I are organising a session titled “The Senses in Interaction’ at the 2018 Conference of the International Sociology Association in Toronto. The Call for Abstracts for the larger track on “Senses and Society” led by Kelvin Low (National University of Singapore) has just been published on the ISA Website. Please click on the image below to be directed there.

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Call for Sessions – 2015 Konferenz der Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction in Chicago #soziologie #interaktionismus

Announcement, SSSI, Symbolic Interaction

Im August 2015 findet in Chicago die jährliche Konferenz der Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction statt.

Weitere Information und ein Call for Sessions befindet sich auf dieser Website.

Der Blog der Vereinigung ist hier.

Die Zeitschrift der Vereinigung Symbolic Interaction wird von Wiley veröffentlicht. Hier Editor ist derzeit Professor Robert Dingwall. Der Blog der Zeitschrift ist hier und der YouTube Channel mit Videoabstracts und Interviews befindet sich hier.