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Introduction: The Senses in Social Interaction

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Will Gibson, Dirk vom Lehn

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-9
Number of pages7
Issue number1
PublishedFeb 2021

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Publisher Copyright: © 2021 The Authors. Symbolic Interaction published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI). Copyright: Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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In this introduction, we provide the scholarly background that motivates the special issue and briefly discuss its content. We touch on contemporary debates in symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, and anthropology that inform the research undertaken by the contributors. We conclude by deriving six interrelated themes—intersection, entwinement, multimodal, contextually embedded, structured, and serendipitous—from an examination of the articles.

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