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June-August 2019

Symbolic Interaction Special Issue

Symbolic Interaction Special Issue, edited by Jacqueline Low and Gary Bowden, welcomes papers for a special issue on “Celebrating and Interrogating the Blumerian Legacy.” As we mark the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Blumer’s (1969) pivotal Symbolic Interactionism: Perspective and Method, it is timely to address debates and critical claims central to the status and future of Blumerian interactionism. We envision a mix of papers which both commemorate and critically assess Blumer himself, or Blumerian theory and methodology, as well as substantive papers that add to, or provide a corrective for, Blumerian interactionism. Deadline: September 30, 2019. Submit all papers through the journal’s online portal: Cover letters should mention that the submission is intended for the special issue commemorating the anniversary of Blumer’s (1969) book. For more information, contact the editors Jacqueline Low at and Gary Bowden at, or the editor-in-chief at

September 30, 2019