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COUCH-STONE SYMPOSIUM

Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

March 31st -3rd, 2011 The Riviera Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nevada

~Working With, In, and For Our Communities~

THURSDAY, MARCH 31st

7:00 PM ­ 9:00 PM Welcoming Meet-and-Greet @ the Queen Victoria Pub, The Riviera

FRIDAY, APRIL 1st

8:30 AM ­ 9:30 AM Registration (Capri Room 111) 9:30 AM ­ 11:00 AM IDENTITY WORK (Capri Room 112/113)

Presider: Jessica L. Burke, Kent State University "Disclaimer Mannerisms: Nonverbal Strategies of Identity Defense and Identity Protection" ~Daniel Albas, University of Manitoba, and Cheryl Albas, University of Manitoba "What I Wore Today: Personal Style Blogging and Gendered Identity" ~ Jennifer Whitmer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "The Development of Body Capital: An Ethnographic Account of a Boxing Gym in Buffalo, N.Y." ~ Watoii Rabii, Buffalo State College

SYMBOLIC INTERACTION & MASS COMMUNICATION (Capri Room 115/116)

Presider: David L. Altheide, Arizona State University "Law & Order Allusions to the New York Times" ~ Chris Schneider, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, and Kyle Nolan, University of British Columbia, Okanagan "Crystallized Kids: An Examination of the Framing of Children in Arizona's Methamphetamine Narrative" ~ Michael Walker, Arizona State University "Morality and Meaning: Constructive Rationales for Performance-Enhancing Drug Use among Elite Cyclists" ~ Ophir Sefiha, University of Denver "Gonzo Gone Wild: Joe Arpaio and the Framing of `Justice' in Cyberspace" ~ Ray Maratea, New Mexico State University and Brian Monahan, Iowa State University "Media Constructions of Fear, Terrorism and Mass Murder" ~ David L. Altheide, Arizona State University

11:00 AM ­ 11:15 AM Break (coffee & tea in Capri Room 114) 11:15 AM ­ 12:45 PM RACE, SPACE, & IDENTITY (Capri Room 112/113)

Presider: Robert Futrell, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Improvised Repertoires: Police, Protesters, and Interaction on the Street" ~ Daniel D. Martin, University of Minnesota, Duluth "Altar Boy, Soccer Champion, American Soldier and Family Wage Earner or Gang-Banger? A Sensitizing Content Analysis of Two Major L.A. Daily Newspapers" ~ Teodocia Maria Hayes-Bautista, University of California, Los Angeles "Symbolic Interactionism, Native American Identity, and State Recognition: A Case-Study in Collaborative Ethnography" ~ Michael Spivey, University of North Carolina, Pembroke

SYMBOLIC INTERACTION & CULTURAL STUDIES (Capri Room 115/116)

Presider: David Dickens, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "The Superorganism around 2003" ~ Allen Shelton, Buffalo State College "LiveJournal: The Conquest of Cyrillic Public Sphere" ~ Pavel Vasiliev, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "What Happens in Vegas: Critical Dramaturgy and the Las Vegas Nightclub Scene" ~ Jesus Gonzalez, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "The Limits of Rock `n' Roll Transgression" ~ Daniel E. Harden II, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

1:00 ­ 2:45 Lunch 3:00 PM ­ 4:30 PM COMMUNITY STUDIES I (Capri Room 112/113)

Presider: Carla Corroto, Radford University "How Labeling Creates Paradoxes for Community Development" ~ Jeffrey E. Nash, University of Arkansas, Little Rock "Community Building(s): Sociological and Architectural Lessons" ~ Carla Corroto, Radford University "Building the Landscape: Community Development Housing Projects" ~ Nicholas Wise, Kent State University "The Open House: Authenticity and Identity on the Historic-Home Tour" ~ Melinda Milligan, Sonoma State University

SEX & GENDER I (Capri Room 115/116)

Presider: Julie B. Wiest, High Point University

"Your Roots are Showing: DIY Culture and Local Community in Women's Roller Derby" ~ Suzanne Becker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Gender, Mental Illness Labeling, and Meaning" ~ Jessica L. Burke, Kent State University, and Will Kalkhoff, Kent State University "Traditional Gender Roles and Court Case Outcomes in Cases of Filicide" ~ Julie B. Wiest, High Point University

4:30 PM ­ 4:45 PM Break (beverage service available in Capri Room 114) 4:45 PM ­ 6:15 PM SYMBOLIC INTERACTION, ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (Capri Room 112/113)

Presider: Mary Jo Deegan, University of Nebraska, Lincoln "Reshaping Democratic Community: Dewey, Mead, and the Great Community" ~ Eugene Halton, University of Notre Dame "Giving Voice to the Public: Community Representation on Medical Boards" ~ Ruth Horowitz, New York University "Reflections on Democratic Ethnography" ~ Mary Jo Deegan, University of Nebraska, Lincoln "Pragmatism and Democracy: Political Sensibilities of Social Interactionists" ~ Dmitri Shalin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:30 PM - ????? A Musical Interlude by Tennis @ Book & Stage, The Cosmopolitan

SATURDAY APRIL 2nd

8:00 AM ­ 9:15 AM SSSI Publications Committee/Executive Council Meeting (Capri 111)

9:30 AM ­ 11:00 AM COMMUNITY STUDIES II (Capri Room 112/113)

Presider: Yuki Kato, Tulane University "Cultural Dimension of a Neighborhood: A Case Study of Bolton Hill" ~ Yuki Kato, Tulane University "The Intersection of Lafayette and Grant: A Mapping of Affect in a Re-Developed City Space" ~ Matthew Dore, Buffalo State College "Tourism in New Orleans Five Years after Hurricane Katrina" ~ Mark Hutter, Rowan University, and DeMond Miller, Rowan University

"Inner Cities Then (1970) and Now (2010): From White Flight to White Fright" ~ Jerome Krase, The City University of New York, Brooklyn

CYBERSOCIOLOGY (Capri Room 115/116)

Presider: Simon Gottschalk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Blogs and Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs: Democratic Space for Women or Subject to the Panoptic Gaze?" ~ Sarah Hoiland, New School for Social Research "The Social Output of Structure and Context in Online 3D Spaces: Comparing Identity and Interaction in Second Life and World of Warcraft" ~ Dan Sahl, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Working With, In and For a Gaming Community: The Raid Leader as a Structural Role in MassivelyMultiplayer Online Games" ~ J. Patrick Williams, Nanyang Technological University, Zahirah Suhaimi, Nanyang Technological University, and David Kirschner, Nanyang Technological University "(Inter)Facework: Social Intelligence in Virtual Interactions" ~ Simon Gottschalk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

11:00 AM ­ 11:15 PM Break (beverage service available in Capri Room 114) 11:15 AM ­ 12:45 PM THEORIES OF PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY (Capri Room 112/113)

Presider: Scott Grills, Brandon University "Engaging Office: The Practical Accomplishment of Management Activities" ~ Robert Prus, University of Waterloo, and Scott Grills, Brandon University "The Problem of Values in Pragmatist Sociology" ~ Robert Dingwall, Dingwall Enterprises and Nottingham Trent University "A Weberian Public Sociology" ~ Ariane Hanemaayer, University of Alberta

RELIGION & SPIRITUALITY (Capri Room 115/116)

Presider: Jerald Schrimsher, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale "How Do I Tell My Mother I Am Not a Christian: Identity Maintenance among Members of Alternative Religions" ~ Jerald Schrimsher, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale "The Psychic Network: Social Ties among Seers and Seekers in Urban Spaces" ~ Ariane Mitchum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Rationalizing Separateness: The Role of Divine Rationalizations and the Social Construction of `Worldly' Things in Sustaining Old Order Mennonite Culture" ~ Steven Kleinknecht, Brescia University College at the University of Western Ontario "The Self and Sexual Energies: An Analysis of the Rites of Eleusis and Gnostic Mass and the Sexual Ceremonial Rituals of the Ordo Templis Orientis (OTO)" ~ Vincent Bozonier, University of California, Riverside, and Shoon Lio, University of Illinois, Springfield

1:00 PM ­ 2:45 PM Lunch 3:00 PM ­ 4:30 PM GROUNDED PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY (Capri Room 112/113)

Presider: James W. Robinson, University of North Carolina, Pembroke "Home, Care, and Morality from Three Ethnographic Perspectives: On Fieldwork in Shelters, With Homeschooling Families, and For Legally Protected Persons" ~ Rebecca A. Allahyari, School for Advanced Research "Talking with Homeless People: Visiting Frank Wright Plaza in Las Vegas" ~ Kurt Borchard, University of Nebraska, Kearney "`You Are Virtuous Helpers of the Deserving Poor!' Organizational Altercasting and Context Awareness Manipulation within Habitat for Humanity" ~ James W. Robinson University of North Carolina, Pembroke "The Multiple Benefits of Grounded Theory Coding" ~ Kathy Charmaz, Sonoma State University

SEX & GENDER II (Capri Room 115/116)

Presider: Brooke Wagner, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "`Increase Your Manhood! (only 3 easy payments of $19.95)': Male Enhancement Products and the Commercialization of Masculine Anxiety" ~ Dennis Waskul, Minnesota State University, Mankato "What Happens in Vegas? The Symbolic Use of Sex and Identity in the Marketing of Las Vegas" ~ Brooke Wagner, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Marrying the Moon? The Symbolic Making of the Sexecology Movement and a Collective Ecosexual Identity" ~ Jennifer J. Reed, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Gendered Bodies and the Boundaries of the Grotesque at the Renaissance Faire" ~ Staci Newmahr, Buffalo State College

5:00 PM ­ 6:00 PM Social Hour (Top of the Riv)

Featuring a performance by Jumpin' Gene Halton

6:00 PM ­ 8:00 PM Banquet & KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Top of the Riv)

Introductory Remarks: "In Defense of Local Knowledge" ~ Michael Ian Borer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

"The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life" ~ Elijah Anderson, Yale University

SUNDAY, APRIL 3rd

8:30 AM ­ 9:30 AM Special Session on "Campus Communities" (Capri Room 112/113)

"Student Life" ~ John M. Johnson, Arizona State University

9:30 AM ­ 11:00 AM THE MEANING(S) OF THINGS (Capri Room 112/113)

Presider: Chris Connor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Heirloom" ~ Natalie Latchford, State University of New York, Buffalo "Wall-Artifacts and Interpersonal Relations among the Inuit of Arviat, Nunavut, Canada" ~ Lisa-Jo van den Scott, Northwestern University "The Symbolic Meanings of Physical Boundaries" ~ Robert McKee, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Designing Character: American Collective Identity in Planning the National Capital" ~ William Grady Holt III, Southern Connecticut State University

PERSPECTIVES ON ERVING GOFFMAN I (Capri Room 115/116)

Presider: Dmitri Shalin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "When Erving Was a Boy: What We Know about Goffman's Youth and Why It Matters" ~ Sherri Cavan, San Francisco State University "The Genesis of Presentation of Self: Erving Goffman in Chicago" ~ Dmitri Shalin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Erving Goffman at Berkeley and Beyond" ~ Jacqueline Wiseman, University of California, San Diego "Philip Rieff and Erving Goffman: A Study in Intellectual and Personal Contrasts" ~ Michael Delaney

11:00 AM ­ 11:15 AM Break (beverage service available in Capri Room 114) 11:15 AM ­ 12:45 PM COMMUNITY STUDIES III (Capri Room 112/113)

Presider: John M. Johnson, Arizona State University "Community Organization as Energy: a Theory and Case Study" ~ Loren Demerath, Centenary College of Louisiana, and Stephanie Pedro, Vicini Build "Cities and the Olympics: An Interactionist Perspective" ~ Harry H. Hiller, University of Calgary "Connecting the SI's: Using Guy Debord to Examine Stranger Interaction and the Urban Experience" ~ Tyler Schafer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

"Imagining Imagination" ~ John M. Johnson, Arizona State University (with Francisco Alatorre, David Berg, Roy Janisch, Abu Mboka, Elizabeth McLin, Andrey Melnikov, Jennifer Murray, Scott Renshaw, Timothy Rowlands, Kyrsten Sinema)

PERSPECTIVES ON ERVING GOFFMAN II (Capri Room 115/116)

Presider: Dmitri Shalin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Why Erving Goffman Never Made it into the Swedish Textbooks" ~ Anders Persson, Lund University "From the Concentration Camps to the Third Reich: Total Institutions and the Holocaust" ~ Howard Robboy, The College of New Jersey "Dramaturgy Before and After Goffman" ~ Charles Edgley, University of Arkansas, Little Rock "Reflections on the Linkage between Goffman's Life and Work" ~ Daniel Albas, University of Manitoba

12:50 PM ­ 1:10 PM

FAREWELL SESSION (Capri Room 112/113)

Closing Remarks: "Community Studies in the 21st Century: Five New Directions" ~ Simon Gottschalk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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