Part I. In Touch with Carolyn Ellis; Ellis's Contributions to Symbolic Interaction and Communication. Sketching Carolyn Ellis, The Purple Diva of Autoethnography. (C. Rambo). Storying the Possible: The Life Writing and Writing Life of Carolyn Ellis. (S. Holman Jones). From Lingua Franca to Scriptio Animi: Carolyn Ellis's Writing of the Heart. (S. Green and D. Flemons). Tracing Touch. (P. Geist Martin, J. Minge). Touching Back/Receiving Gifts. (C. Ellis). Taking Notes: Lessons on Ethnography and Life from Carolyn Ellis. (L.L. Ellingson). Democracy is a Gift. (N.K. Denzin). Surviving Autoethnography. (A.P. Bochner). Part II. Peter M. Hall Lecture Series. Symbolic Interaction, Sociology and Changing Society: Critical Issues and New Directions: Introduction. (P.M. Hall). Identity Stakes, Manhood Acts, and the Dynamics of Accountability. (M. Schwalbe). Part III. Developments in Interactionist Theory and Practice. Backwards Traveler(s): Re/Writing Post-9/11 America. (M.D. Giardina). Sacred and Profane: (Six Feet Under:) a Sociological Performance. (A. Fontana, T.A. McGinnis, C.L. Radeloff). Lessons from Jasper: How a White Father's Unimaginable Imaginary Conversations with his Black Daughter Shine a Light on Whiteness. (K. Dolan). Carnaval, Cumbia and Queens: Representations of Blackness. (D. Davila). Words. (C. Moreira). The Novel: Disclosing the Self in a Creative Social Act. (L. Athens). Fanny May, The Gray Horse, and Remembrance of Ma's Death. (M.A. Katovich). The Strangeness of Being. (A. Fontana, T.A. Mcginnis). Part IV. Border Crossings/Border Performances. Caffeine, Carnival and the Emergence of Eighteenth-Century Nervous Dis-Ease. (C. Diana). The Postmodern Turn in Interactionism. (A. Fontana). Who are you: Pete Townshend, "Going Solo," and the Postmodern Search for Self in Rock Music. (D. Dotter). The Medicated Self. (J. Davis-Berman, F.G. Pestello). Emotions and Collaborative Learning: a Durkheimian Interpretation of Scheff's Theory of Creativity. (S. Derne, L. Jadwin). A Note on Inter-Viewing: Using Symbolic Interactionism for Interview Analysis. (A. Raz). The Other in the Game: Mead and Wittgenstein on Interaction. (R.S. Perinbanayagam). What's Happening To S.I.: G. Fine. (A. Ouassini). The Decline of Folkways and Mores. (B.N. Meltzer). Gay Moral Discourse: Talking about Identity, Sex, and Commitment. (D.E. Woolwine, E. Doyle McCarthy). An Account of a Life Lived: Herbert Blumer Revisited. (K. Manges Douglas).