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From the Section Chair: The Robust Opportunity Before Us

By Dan Cook, Rutgers University—Camden It is with great pleasure that I sit down and write this first Editorial for the Consumers and Consumption Section. A long time in coming, the formation of this Section represents an important moment in our profession if for no other reason than the evidence its existence furnishes about the vitality … Continue reading

New Website of Interest, Systems of Exchange, Seeking Contributions
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New Website of Interest, Systems of Exchange, Seeking Contributions

Nicole Biggart and Kelsey Meagher invite researchers and students  to check out and contribute to a web resource that includes theoretical and empirical material on consumption and exchange.  The Systems of Exchange website describes a typology of types of exchange systems and examples of the exchange of goods and services including solar panels, water, excess clothing … Continue reading

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Special Issue on ‘Marketing History From Below: Bringing the Consumer Back In’

The Journal of Historical Research in Marketing invites submissions for a special issue focused on ‘Marketing History from Below’. Although marketing scholarship frequently asserts that marketing strategy begins and ends with consumers, most marketing historical work still focuses on firms, brands, products, advertising, packaging, government institutions, and the history of marketing thought. Marketing historiography thus … Continue reading

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ASA 2014 Consumers & Consumption Section Sessions & Round Table

Look for these Consumers and Consumption Sessions at this year’s annual meeting of the ASA: Section Session on Consumer Inequalities, Organized by Keith Brown Section Session on Body and Consumer Culture, Josée Johnston and Kristen Barber co-Organizers,  and co-sponsored with the Section on Body and Embodiment Section Roundtables, Organized by Michaela DeSoucey Special Session on … Continue reading

Ecologies of Consumption: Cultures of food, Hunger and Appetite
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Ecologies of Consumption: Cultures of food, Hunger and Appetite

Ecologies of Consumption: Cultures of Food, Hunger and Appetite General Editor: Kyla Wazana Tompkins, Pomona College | kyla.tompkins@pomona.edu Ecologies of Consumption will publish interdisciplinary scholarship in food studies, with particular attention to work that expands the boundaries of the field. We are interested in research that interrogates the relationship between production and consumption, as well as … Continue reading