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Academic Positions at the University of Leicester – Deadline March 27, 2017
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Academic Positions at the University of Leicester – Deadline March 27, 2017

The University of Leicester School of Business is currently recruiting to a range of posts (lecturer and associate professor), including in the Marketing Division. ULSB’s Marketing Division has a strong tradition of research and teaching in the areas of critical marketing and consumer culture theory, making this a potential opportunity for Sociologists of Consumption. The … Continue reading

New book by Amy Best – Fast Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties.
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New book by Amy Best – Fast Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties.

Congratulations to Amy Best on the publication of her new book, Fast Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties, the first title released within the Critical Perspectives on Youth series with NYU Press. DESCRIPTION In recent years, questions such as “what are kids eating?” and “who’s feeding our kids?” have sparked a torrent of public … Continue reading

How real estate agents manage homebuyers’ emotions and reshape preferences
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How real estate agents manage homebuyers’ emotions and reshape preferences

Read this short piece by Max Besbris describing the interactional work of managing homebuyer emotions. The piece is based on Besbris’s article “Romancing the home: emotions and the interactional creation of demand in the housing market,” which earned Honorable Mention for the 2015-16 Best Student Paper award in the Consumers and Consumption section.   Continue reading

New book by Zsuzsa Gille – Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud: The Politics of Materiality in the European Union
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New book by Zsuzsa Gille – Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud: The Politics of Materiality in the European Union

Congratulations to Zsuzsa Gille, who published Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud: The Politics of Materiality in the European Union in Indiana University Press’ Global Research Studies series. Description: In this original and provocative study, Zsuzsa Gille examines three scandals that have shaken Hungary since it joined the European Union: the 2004 ban on paprika due … Continue reading