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The Undergraduate Beat: Reflections on Studying Consumption and Living Mindfully
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The Undergraduate Beat: Reflections on Studying Consumption and Living Mindfully

  Cortney Anderson, Pomona College For me, the transition to college was a difficult one. Aside from being far away from home, I also gained immense amounts of knowledge that drastically changed my ethics, my practices, and my worldview. This was simultaneously refreshing and unsettling. After taking introductory courses and electives in sociology, including a … Continue reading

On Scenes and Budgetary Units as Conceptual Tools for the Study of Consumption: A Conversation with Erin McDonnell and Daniel Silver
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On Scenes and Budgetary Units as Conceptual Tools for the Study of Consumption: A Conversation with Erin McDonnell and Daniel Silver

Yaniv Ron-El, University of Chicago The rising prominence of consumption as an area of sociological interest is evident not only in the growing number of scholars and students who put consumption at the center of their academic research, but also when sociologists whose main research focus resides elsewhere feel they are confronted with consumption-related issues … Continue reading

Cassi Pittman: Troubling the Waters of the American Dream
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Cassi Pittman: Troubling the Waters of the American Dream

Sarah Cappeliez, University of Toronto Chatting with Cassi Pittman, a recent hire at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, it seems clear she was destined for a career in research. In high school, she thought she would pursue science, but a class in college on race and ethnic relations changed that. “I had a … Continue reading

Invitation to Join Economic Sociology and Political Economy Network
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Invitation to Join Economic Sociology and Political Economy Network

Oleg Komlik, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ben-Gurion University, invites readers to participate in the Economic Sociology and Political Economy online academic community. The ES/PE community’s goal is to disseminate the insights of socio-political research of the economy to the public and academics; and to serve as a platform on which our … Continue reading