[Air-L] Final reminder CFP

Mark D. Johns mjohns at luther.edu
Tue Aug 25 14:27:03 PDT 2009

Call For Submissions

Symbolic Interaction, a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the 
Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and the University of 
California Press, invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to 
the application of symbolic interactionism to internet research.

Erving Goffman's concept of "the presentation of self" has become 
foundational to much scholarly understanding of online identity in chat, 
email, game environments, blogs, and social networks. Yet other aspects 
of the rich tradition of symbolic interaction -- including other 
concepts developed by Goffman -- have been largely ignored by internet 

For this special issue, we welcome a broad range of approaches to 
studying computer-mediated interactions between individuals and within 
communities online, that utilize other lines of thought by Goffman, or 
the works of George H. Mead, Charles Cooley, Herbert Blumer, James 
Carey, Carl Couch, Norman Denzin or other theorists in the 
interactionist tradition. Definitions of the social situation, 
negotiation of meanings, social processes, framing, and other 
interactionist principles are possible theoretical foundations.

Qualitative studies will be privileged in the evaluation of submissions, 
as well as those reflecting recent theoretical developments in symbolic 
interaction theory. Topics may include online communities, virtual 
environments, games, social networking sites and any other forms of 
computer-mediated communication. Papers that are supplemented by online 
materials are encouraged, and space will be made available on the 
journal's website (http://is.gd/gQ4Z) for authors to place links, 
examples, illustrations, or further discussion of the published texts.

Please send submissions electronically to mjohns at luther.edu Deadline for 
submissions has been extended to September 1, 2009.

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