- Explore more theoretical and empirical musings about why/when people break social norms, and books on “found object” art, in these Georgia State University Library resources:
- Garfinkel, H. (1967). Studies in ethnomethodology. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. A sociology classic introducing the ethnomethodological approach to social norms construction and “breaching experiments.”
- Reno, R. R., Cialdini, R. B., & Kallgren, C. A. (1993). The transsituational influence of social norms. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 64(1), 104-112. Analysis of when people will/will not break the social norm against littering – akin to placing gum on a wall?
- Knechtel, J. (2007). Trash. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. and Skinner, T. (2009). Found object art II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub. Ltd. When trash becomes art…
Social Shutter (edited by GSU sociology professor Deirdre Oakley, and GSU sociology graduate students Angie Luvara and Chandra Ward) is an online “weekly venue for photo essays and single photos with extended captions about everyday social life.” Submissions welcome!