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Letter from the Chair

Letter from the Chair–Fred Wherry, Department of Sociology, Yale University September 2015 Dear Members of the Consumers And Consumption Section: First, let me express my gratitude to everyone who made the Chicago Annual Meetings such a success. I look forward to working with you all over the coming year to expand our section in terms … Continue reading


Consumers and Consumption Members in the News and Media

Kate Cairns recently was interviewed for Slate’s parenting podcast, “Mom and Dad are Fighting,” about her research on the “organic child”. This research was originally published in a Journal of Consumer Culture article coauthored with Josée Johnston and Norah MacKendrick, and is further developed in Cairns’s forthcoming book (coauthored with Josée Johnston), Food and Femininity … Continue reading

Publication Opportunities

Advances in Gender Research–Call for Proposals (Abstract due October 1, 2015)

Call for Proposals: Advances in Gender Research 22 Gender and Food: From Production to Consumption And After           Edited by: Marcia Texler Segal and Vasilikie Demos Submission of Abstract for Consideration by October 1, 2015 Completed Draft * due by January 15, 2016 Publication Date: Fall 2016 We are looking for papers exploring the relationship … Continue reading

Conference Calls

Consumer Culture Theory Consortium in Lille, France, July 6-9 2016: Call for Papers–Deadline 12-15-15

Call for Papers Conference: Consumer Culture Theory Consortium Location: Lille, France When: July 6-9, 2016 Deadline: December 15, 2015. Notification of accepted works: February 29, 2016 For the third time, the CCT community comes to Europe, and after the UK and Finland, it is now the time of France to host our annual Conference. As … Continue reading

Welcome New Council Members!

Welcome New Council Members!

Following the recent ASA election, the Section on Consumers and Consumption is pleased to welcome four new council members. Juliet Schor of Boston College will serve as chair-elect for 2015-16, and serving on the council for 2015-17 are Jeremy Schulz (University of California-Berkeley), Michelle Weinberger (Northwestern University), and Yaniv Ron-El (University of Chicago)–our student member. They join a … Continue reading