Awards

2017 Section Awards: Call for submissions

ASA Section on the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award for 2017

The ASA Section on the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award goes to the author (s) of the best published article that makes a significant, original contribution to the understanding of ideas about, and practices of, consumption.  The sociology of consumption, broadly defined, includes subjects dealing with theoretical and/or empirical questions related to consumers, commodities, and/or consumer markets, and engages with a larger body of research on these topics. (Please note that each year the Distinguished Publication Award alternates between articles/book chapters and books. In 2017 the award will go to an article/book chapter.)

Section members may nominate articles and original chapters of edited collections published in 2015 to 2017. Self-nominations are welcome. Authors must be members of the Consumers and Consumption Section at the time of nomination. Send a nominating letter, including a description of the article and its significance, along with a PDF of the article to each committee member, listed below. Nominations that are not accompanied by a nomination letter will not be considered for the prize. The deadline for receipt of all materials for this award is March 31, 2017 to Frederick Wherry  (Frederick.wherry@yale.edu)  Ashley Mears (mears@bu.edu) and Christopher Andrews (candrews1@drew.edu).

ASA Section on the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Section Student Paper Award for 2017

The Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Section Student Paper Award goes to the graduate student whose paper makes the best original contribution to the understanding of ideas about, and practices of, consumption.  The sociology of consumption, broadly defined, includes subjects dealing with theoretical and/or empirical questions related to consumers, commodities, and/or consumer markets, and engages with a larger body of research on these topics.  As long as the central focus is consumption, the paper may be influenced by disciplines and sub-fields (e.g., sociology of culture, sociology of the body, environmental sociology, political sociology, economic sociology). The competition is open to both published and unpublished article-length papers (roughly 25 pages in length, not including tables or references) written by a graduate student in the last two years (2015 to 2017). The committee will accept sole-authored and multiple-authored papers as long as the applicant is the lead or senior author.  No student-faculty collaborations can be accepted. The author must have been a student at the time the article was accepted for publication. The Committee will select the paper that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent or innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue bearing upon some aspect of the sociology of consumption. Please send all papers electronically by March 31, 2017 to Juliet Schor (schorj@bc.edu), Michaela DeSoucey (mdesoucey@ncsu.edu) and Max Besbris (mrb441@nyu.edu).

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL NOMINEES MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE ASA TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SECTION AWARDS

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