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CFP: CONSUMERS AND CONSUMPTION @ YALE

CONSUMERS AND CONSUMPTION @ YALE March 31st, 2017 9am – 7.30pm CALL FOR PAPERS FROM ADVANCED DOCTORAL STUDENTS & JUNIOR FACULTY The Consumers and Consumption @ Yale Symposium is a one-day event bringing together a pan-disciplinary group of researchers studying consumption, consumers, and markets. Background: Hosted by the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology, the Center … Continue reading

New book by Daniel Fridman – Freedom from Work
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New book by Daniel Fridman – Freedom from Work

Congratulations to Daniel Fridman on the publication of his new book, Freedom from Work: Embracing Financial Self-Help in the United States and Argentina. This is the first book released within the new Stanford Press series on Culture and Economic Life, edited by Fred Wherry, Jennifer Lena and Greta Hsu. Description In this era where dollar value signals moral … Continue reading

Scenescapes – new book by Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark
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Scenescapes – new book by Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark

Congratulations to Daniel Silver and Terry Clark on their new book, Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life (2016, University of Chicago Press). Description Let’s set the scene: there’s a regular on his barstool, beer in hand. He’s watching a young couple execute a complicated series of moves on the dance floor, while at the table … Continue reading

What Yelp Can Tell Us About Gentrification and Race
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What Yelp Can Tell Us About Gentrification and Race

Research by Sharon Zukin, Scarlett Lindeman, and Laurie Hurson was profiled by Richard Florida in CityLab. The piece describes their article in the Journal of Consumer Culture, “The Omnivore’s Neighborhood? Online Restaurant Reviews, Race, and Gentrification“. Through a framing analysis of Yelp reviews in two Brooklyn neighborhoods, Zukin, Lindeman and Hurson reveal the powerful role that social … Continue reading

New book by Timothy Recuber: Consuming Catastrophe
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New book by Timothy Recuber: Consuming Catastrophe

Congratulations to Timothy Recuber on the publication of his new book, Consuming Catastrophe: Mass Culture in America’s Decade of Disaster. The book has just come out with Temple University Press. “With Consuming Catastrophe, Timothy Recuber has given us a precise and nuanced understanding of how the cultural consumption of mass-mediated catastrophes dramatizes fear and anticipation of the next crisis … Continue reading

New book by Kristen Barber – Styling Masculinity: Gender, Class, and Inequality in the Men’s Grooming Industry
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New book by Kristen Barber – Styling Masculinity: Gender, Class, and Inequality in the Men’s Grooming Industry

Congratulations to Kristen Barber on the publication of her new book Styling Masculinity: Gender, Class, and Inequality in the Men’s Grooming Industry. The book was published in August 2016 with Rutgers University Press. Description The twenty-first century has seen the emergence of a new style of man: the metrosexual. Overwhelmingly straight, white, and wealthy, these impeccably … Continue reading