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New book by Terence E. McDonnell – Best Laid Plans: Cultural Entropy and the Unraveling of AIDS Media Campaigns
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New book by Terence E. McDonnell – Best Laid Plans: Cultural Entropy and the Unraveling of AIDS Media Campaigns

Congratulations to section member Terence E. McDonnell on the publication of his book Best Laid Plans: Cultural Entropy and the Unraveling of AIDS Media Campaigns. The book came out in August 2016 with the University of Chicago Press. Description: We see it all the time: organizations strive to persuade the public to change beliefs or behavior through expensive, expansive … Continue reading

CFP: Food in Social Life
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CFP: Food in Social Life

Food in Social Life: A Mini-Conference on the Sociology of Food 2017 ESS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, February 23-26 Sociologists are increasingly exploring “foodways,” food habits, and institutions from production through consumption.  The scholarly study of food invokes issues of gender, class, labor, and cultural/ethnic identities, and using food as a lens helps us understand these … Continue reading

Nicki Lisa Cole and Kjerstin Gruys Are Thinking and Working Outside the Academic Box
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Nicki Lisa Cole and Kjerstin Gruys Are Thinking and Working Outside the Academic Box

By Sarah Cappeliez, University of Toronto Kjerstin Gruys is a Thinking Matters fellow at Stanford University and a postdoctoral fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. Her research evolved from a personal interest in body image and beauty, and examines the relationship between physical appearance and social inequality. Nicki Lisa Cole … Continue reading

Erin Metz McDonnell Wins Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award
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Erin Metz McDonnell Wins Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award

The awards committee of the ASA Section on Consumers and Consumption is extremely pleased to announce this that year’s recipient of the section’s Distinguished Scholarly Publication is Erin Metz McDonnell, Kellogg Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Notre Dame. McDonnell’s article, “Budgetary Units: A Weberian Approach to Consumption,” published in American Journal of Sociology, … Continue reading