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New book by Richard Ocejo – Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy
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New book by Richard Ocejo – Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

Congratulations to Richard Ocejo on the release of his new book, Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy (Princeton). To learn more about the book, check out Richard’s recent blog post for Consume This! Description: How educated and culturally savvy young people are transforming traditionally low-status manual labor jobs into elite taste-making occupations In … Continue reading

New book by Joseph Cohen – Financial Crisis in American Households.
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New book by Joseph Cohen – Financial Crisis in American Households.

Congratulations to Joseph Cohen on the publication of his new book, Financial Crisis in American Households (Praeger). Description More than one-third of Americans could not sustain a basic livelihood without government assistance. Almost 60 percent of seniors are dependent on the government. Why is this? This book examines how the U.S. economy’s failure to deliver high-quality, … Continue reading

New book by Viviana Zelizer – Morals and Markets
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New book by Viviana Zelizer – Morals and Markets

Congratulations to Viviana Zelizer on the publication of her new book, Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States. The book includes a Foreword by Kieran Healy, and will be released in July 2017 with Columbia University Press. Description Life insurance—the promise of an insurer to pay a sum upon a person’s … Continue reading

Money Talks – new book edited by Nina Bandelj, Frederick Wherry & Viviana Zelizer
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Money Talks – new book edited by Nina Bandelj, Frederick Wherry & Viviana Zelizer

Congratulations to Nina Bandelj, Frederick Wherry and Viviana Zelizer on the publication of their new edited collection, Money Talks: Explaining How Money Really Works (Princeton University Press, 2017). Description The world of money is being transformed as households and organizations face changing economies, and new currencies and payment systems like Bitcoin and Apple Pay gain ground. What is … Continue reading

New edition of The Social Meaning of Money, by Viviana Zelizer
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New edition of The Social Meaning of Money, by Viviana Zelizer

A new edition of Viviana Zelizer’s award winning book is now available with Princeton University Press: The Social Meaning of Money: Pin Money, Paychecks, Poor Relief, and Other Currencies. The book includes a foreword by Nigel Dodd and a new afterword by the author. Description A dollar is a dollar—or so most of us believe. Indeed, it is … Continue reading

CFP: Mediating Cultural Work
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CFP: Mediating Cultural Work

Mediating Cultural Work: Texts, Objects and Politics Conference of the CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies 6-8 September 2017, Stamford Court, University of Leicester, UK Keynote Speakers: Angela McRobbie (Goldsmiths) author of ‘Be Creative’ Jack Linchuan Qiu (Chinese University of Hong Kong) author of ‘Goodbye iSlave’ John Beck (Westminster) & Matthew Cornford (Brighton) co-authors … Continue reading