ASA 2018 Consumers and Consumption Sessions

ASA is almost here! Our section day is Sunday Aug 12. Please mark your schedule for these events! 8:30 – 10:10 — 2110. Section on Consumers and Consumption. New  Approaches to Inequality and Consumption Pennsylvania Convention Center, 104B, Level 100, 8:30 Session Organizers: Amanda Koontz, University of Central Florida and Daniel G. Fridman, University of TexasAustin  Are You Sure YouContinue reading “ASA 2018 Consumers and Consumption Sessions”

Consumers and Consumption Membership Drive: Help us reach 300 members!

We are currently a few dozen members shy of the 300 member threshold needed to keep our current level of funding, number of sessions, and ability to put on things like our upcoming pre-ASA mini-conference. What can you do to help? We’re so glad you asked! If you are an ASA member but not a member ofContinue reading “Consumers and Consumption Membership Drive: Help us reach 300 members!”

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 toContinue reading “Register for the 2018 ASA Consumers and Consumption Mini-Conference!”

CFP: CONSUMERS AND CONSUMPTION @ YALE

CONSUMERS AND CONSUMPTION @ YALE March 31st, 2017 9am – 7.30pm *DEADLINE EXTENDED to DECEMBER 22, 2016* CALL FOR PAPERS FROM ADVANCED DOCTORAL STUDENTS & JUNIOR FACULTY The Consumers and Consumption @ Yale Symposium is a one-day event bringing together a pan-disciplinary group of researchers studying consumption, consumers, and markets. Background: Hosted by the YaleContinue reading “CFP: CONSUMERS AND CONSUMPTION @ YALE”

Scholars’ Conversations: Andre F. Maciel, Space and the Politics of Consumer Identity

This conversation is a recurring feature of the Consumers and Consumption website: the “Scholars’ Conversations” series, where consumption scholars (broadly defined) talk to other scholars in the field about recent publications and their approach to all things consumption. You can participate too! Graduate students, this can be an excellent opportunity to connect with someone whose workContinue reading “Scholars’ Conversations: Andre F. Maciel, Space and the Politics of Consumer Identity”

Scholars’ Conversations: Elizabeth Martin, Consumption, Credit and Debt

This conversation is a recurring feature of the Consumers and Consumption website: the “Scholars’ Conversations” series, where consumption scholars (broadly defined) talk to other scholars in the field about recent publications and their approach to all things consumption. You can participate too! Graduate students, this can be an excellent opportunity to connect with someone whose workContinue reading “Scholars’ Conversations: Elizabeth Martin, Consumption, Credit and Debt”

Scholars’ Conversations: Patricia Banks, Understanding Race, Class and the Politics of Consumption 

This conversation is a recurring feature of the Consumers and Consumption website: the “Scholars’ Conversations” series, where consumption scholars (broadly defined) talk to other scholars in the field about recent publications and their approach to all things consumption. You can participate too! Graduate students, this can be an excellent opportunity to connect with someone whoseContinue reading “Scholars’ Conversations: Patricia Banks, Understanding Race, Class and the Politics of Consumption “

Scholars’ Conversations: Michaela DeSoucey, The Moral Politics of Food Risks and Responsibilities

This conversation is a recurring feature of the Consumers and Consumption website: the “Scholars’ Conversations” series, where consumption scholars (broadly defined) talk to other scholars in the field about recent publications and their approach to all things consumption. You can participate too! Graduate students, this can be an excellent opportunity to connect with someone whose workContinue reading “Scholars’ Conversations: Michaela DeSoucey, The Moral Politics of Food Risks and Responsibilities”

Consume This! Publishing Consumption

In this month’s post, we branch out from research projects to hear some thoughts from the new(ish) director of Vanderbilt University Press, Gianna Mosser, about the press’s interest in, and in expanding, the study of consumers and consumption for its sociology and related lists. -Michaela DeSoucey (Section Chair) Consume This! Publishing Consumption By Gianna MosserContinue reading “Consume This! Publishing Consumption”

Consume This! Consumer Activism and Corporate Diversity

In this post, Patricia Banks, author of the just-published Race, Ethnicity, and Consumption, reflects on how consumer-focused companies’ social media reacted to this spring and summer’s racial justice protests, as well as the subsequent activist response, neatly weaving it all through the important concept of ‘racialized political consumerism.’  – Michaela DeSoucey (section chair) Consume This! Consumer ActivismContinue reading “Consume This! Consumer Activism and Corporate Diversity”