Monthly Archives: September 2016

Granberg, E. 2006. “Possible Selves, Self-Change, and Weight Loss.”

Granberg, Ellen. 2006. “’Is That All There Is?’ Possible Selves, Self-Change, and Weight Loss.” Social Psychology Quarterly 69(2): 109-126. Possible selves: “resources that facilitate identity development and that motivate and sustain self-change” (109). Gap between potential and actual selves must be negotiated before transformation (here, weight loss) is considered complete and/or successful. Gap is bridged […]

St John, G. 2015. “Introduction to Weekend Societies: EDM Festivals and Event-Cultures.”

St John, Graham. 2015. “Introduction to Weekend Societies: EDM Festivals and Event-Cultures.” DanceCult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 7(1): 1-14. EDM culture inferred as impacted through “festivalisation of culture” (Bennett, Taylor, and Woodward 2014), but are distinctly different from scenes/club culture/etc. as they are event-cultures. EDM festivals as relatively fresh terrain, “despite the fact […]

Kavanaugh, P.R. and T.L. Anderson. 2008. “Solidarity and Drug Use in the Electronic Dance Music Scene.”

Kavanaugh, Philip R. and Tammy L. Anderson. 2008. “Solidarity and Drug Use in the Electronic Dance Music Scene.” The Sociological Quarterly 49(1): 181-208. While rave participants frequently engage in drug use, it is not the only source of solidarity.  Within public health and medical literature, rave culture is “a site of extensive drug consumption and […]

Goffman, E. 1959. Introduction and Conclusion to tPoSiEL.

Goffman, Erving. 1959. “Introduction” and “Conclusion.” Pp. 1-16 and 238-255 in The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. New York: Doubleday.   Introduction Interactions are information-acquiring and information-using, as status, attitudes, personality, etc. become critical to structuring interactions.  Information is carried through “sign-vehicles” – clues in conduct, physical appearance that may help to frame interactions […]

Meltzer, Petras, and Reynolds. 1975. “Varieties of Symbolic Interactionism.”

Meltzer, Bernard N., John W. Petras, and Larry T. Reynolds. 1975. “Varieties of Symbolic Interactionism.” Pp. in Symbolic Interactionism: Genesis, Varieties, and Criticism (eds same).  Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul. Multiple schools of SI thought – debate on how to distinguish schools (between 2-10), mostly based on methodology – Chicago and Iowa schools, versus three […]

Goffman, E. 1951. “Symbols of Class Status.”

Goffman, Erving. 1951. “Symbols of Class Status.” The British Journal of Sociology 2(4): 294-304. Status, position, and role have been used interchangeably “to refer to the set of rights and obligations which governs the behaviour of persons acting in a given social capacity” (294), but these rights and obligations tend to be fixed, impacted by […]

Morris, E. 2012. “Repelling the ‘Rutter’: Social Differentiation among Rural Teenagers.”

Morris, Edward W. 2012. “Repelling the ‘Rutter’: Social Differentiation among Rural Teenagers.” Symbolic Interaction 35(3): 301-320. Low-income, white, rural teens’ management of race and class inequality, creating boundaries to assert uniqueness, but to also avoid being categorized as pejorative “rutter.” Race and class as interactional practice, stigma reduction, credibility earning through differentiation processes How concepts […]