Cultural Sociology of Interaction Orders: Cultural Structures and Everyday Lifeworlds

Friday, 20 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC16 Sociological Theory (host committee)

Language: English

The flourishing of cultural sociology has reinvigorated our understanding of the place of solidarity, performance, and ritual in collective life.  Surprisingly, despite a common grounding in a broadly Durkheimian conception of collective life, there has been remarkably little conceptual contact between cultural sociology and studies of interaction orders. Where sociologists focused on the intersubjective elaboration of social reality demonstrate how meanings are made in interaction, cultural sociologists attend to the broader cultural structures that make particular meanings available and intelligible in particular contexts.

Papers in this session treat the points of contact and friction between sociologies of the life-world and cultural sociology as conceptually generative. Of special interest are (1) empirically grounded papers that work to understand how cultural structures organize action and interpretation in everyday encounters, and (2) theoretical papers that do conceptual work at the intersection of cultural sociology and studies of interaction orders.

Session Organizer:
Mervyn HORGAN, University of Guelph, Canada
Oral Presentations
Emergent Meaning Structures: A Socio-Semantic Network Analysis of Artistic Collectives
Nikita BASOV, St Petersburg State University, Russia; Wouter DE NOOY, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Alexandra NENKO, NRU ITMO, Russia
Durkheim on Imitation – from Holism to Interactionism
Bjørn SCHIERMER, Oslo University, Norway
Cultural Mechanics of Mystery: Competing Interpretations of the Dyatlov Pass Tragedy
Dmitry KURAKIN, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation
Distributed Papers
How People Believe Love Is Real: Actors in Structure
Hangyeol KIM, Sogang University, Republic of Korea
Goffman, Culture and the “Authentic Self”
Pavel POSPECH, Masaryk university, Czech Republic
An Ordinary Journey? Getting on the Road, a Place Both Imagined and Realistic
Simon LAFONTAINE, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Theorizing Immigrants and Home
Celia HUANG, University of Waterloo, Canada
The Concept of Purushartha and Contemporary Indian Society.
Pramod KUMAR, College of Commerce, Arts and Science, Patna (India), India
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