WORKING THE INTERACTIONIST TRADITION: Contributions, Legacies, and Prospects
The University of Salford, Manchester • MediaCityUK Campus, 29–31 July 2015
We welcome submissions from scholars using interactionist or related approaches in established fields including communication, crime and deviance, education, embodiment, emotion, health and illness, identity, organisations and work, and urban life—as well as from
those working in newer areas, such as digital cultures, or those deploying innovative methods and techniques.
To include a wider range of sessions the call for papers has been extended to 1st June 2015.
The MediaCityUK Campus is at the heart of six global BBC departments and a mass of independent creative, digital and media organisations. It is a short walk to the Lowry theatre and gallery, Imperial War Museum North and the Manchester United football
ground. There are many shops, bars, and restaurants nearby. Interactionism has a distinguished record as a vigorous way of
investigating the diversity, richness and complexity of contemporary social life. This will be a truly interdisciplinary forum for those
using interactionist or related approaches to understand the social and cultural realities of contemporary societies.
Special sessions will include a Meet the Author discussion with Dirk Vom Lehn about his widely-praised introductory text, Harold Garfinkel and a Round Table on Erving Goffman, featuring Greg Smith, Philip Manning and Yves Winkin.
More details at www.salford.ac.uk/esssi2015