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Announcing our section award winners!
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Announcing our section award winners!

Congratulations to this year’s Consumers and Consumption section award winners! Best Student Paper Award goes to two co-winners: Barbara Kiviat, 2017.  “The Art of Deciding with Data:  Evidence from How Employers Translate Credit Reports into Hiring Decisions.” Socio-Economic Review, 1-27 Helana Darwin, 2017.  “Omnivorous Masculinity:  Gender Capital and Cultural Legitimacy in Craft Beer Culture.”  Social Currents, 1-16   Best … Continue reading

Welcoming our New Section Officers
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Welcoming our New Section Officers

We welcome in our new chair-elect and two council members, and give a huge thanks to everyone who ran for office, and to our nominations committee for procuring such an impressive set of candidates.  Our new officers are: Chair-Elect  Richard Ocejo, John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY Council Members Victoria Reyes, University of … Continue reading

Register for the 2018 ASA Consumers and Consumption Mini-Conference!
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Register for the 2018 ASA Consumers and Consumption Mini-Conference!

Registration is now live for the ASA 2018 Consumers and Consumption mini-conference: “Consuming in, and Consumed By, a Trump Economy,” August 10, 2018 at Rutgers University-Camden. Join us for an exciting day of scholarship and discussion about the politics of consumption in this moment. Please register online before July 10 so that we have adequate time to … Continue reading

New Special Issue on Elites, edited by Bruno Cousin, Shamus Khan, and Ashley Mears
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New Special Issue on Elites, edited by Bruno Cousin, Shamus Khan, and Ashley Mears

Check out this new Special Issue of the Socio-Economic Review, exploring “Theoretical and methodological pathways for research on elites.” The issue was edited by Bruno Cousin, Shamus Khan, and Ashley Mears, and features the work of section members. Congratulations to all involved! Socio-Economic Review, Volume 16, Issue 2, April 2018 https://academic.oup.com/ser/issue/16/2 Continue reading

New book by Norah MacKendrick – Better Safe Than Sorry: How Consumers Navigate Exposure to Everyday Toxics
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New book by Norah MacKendrick – Better Safe Than Sorry: How Consumers Navigate Exposure to Everyday Toxics

Congratulations to Norah MacKendrick on the publication of her new book, Better Safe Than Sorry: How Consumers Navigate Exposure to Everyday Toxics. The book was released on May 1, 2018 with University of California Press. Description How toxic are the products we consume on a daily basis? Whether it’s triclosan in toothpaste, formaldehyde in baby shampoo, … Continue reading

Conference Calls / News

Mini-Conference Deadline EXTENDED to March 30th

Good news! In response to requests from section members, we are extending the deadline for mini-conference submissions to March 30, 2018. Please spread the word, and if you haven’t done so already, send in your abstracts!   “Consuming In, and Consumed By, a Trump Economy” *one-day pre-American Sociological Association mini-conference* Friday, August 10, 2018, 8:30 am-4:00 … Continue reading

New book by Sara Schoonmaker – Free Software, the Internet, and Global Communities of Resistance
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New book by Sara Schoonmaker – Free Software, the Internet, and Global Communities of Resistance

Congratulations to Sara Schoonmaker on the publication of her new book, Free Software, the Internet, and Global Communities of Resistance (Routledge 2018). Description This book explores software’s pivotal role as the code that powers computers, mobile devices, the Internet, and social media. Creating conditions for the ongoing development and use of software, including the Internet as … Continue reading