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CFP: ‘Alternatives to Capitalism’ – SASE Research Network Conference Doshisa University Kyoto (Japan), 23-25 June 2018

‘Alternatives to Capitalism’ SASE Research Network Conference Doshisa University Kyoto (Japan), 23-25 June 2018 CALL FOR PAPERS: SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SOCIO-ECONOMICS (SASE) ANNUAL CONFERENCE, JUNE 23-25, 2018, DOSHISA UNIVERSITY, KYOTO (JAPAN) ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM RESEARCH NETWORK DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS AND SESSION PROPOSALS (MAX 500 WORDS): JANUARY 29, 2018 ************** The theoretical foundations of … Continue reading

Give the gift of section membership!
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Give the gift of section membership!

Want to help others join the Consumers and Consumption section? Why not offer them a gift membership? ASA members can gift an ASA membership for students or section memberships for any membership type at https://asa.enoah.com (Login required).   To purchase a gift ASA membership for studentsOnce logged into the member portal, please click “Purchase a gift membership for a student” under … Continue reading

Consume This! The Cost of Being a Girl
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Consume This! The Cost of Being a Girl

As we enter a new year with growing pubic concern over economic and gender inequality, Yasemin Besen-Cassino reminds us that the low-paid retail and service sector is fueled by teenage workers, boys and girls who are equally likely to participate in the labor force as tweens.  Don’t let the appearance of equal participation hide how gender … Continue reading

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CFP: “Consuming In, and Consumed By, a Trump Economy”

CALL FOR PAPERS “Consuming In, and Consumed By, a Trump Economy” *one-day pre-American Sociological Association mini-conference* Friday, August 10, 2018, 8:30 am-4:00 pm Rutgers University, Camden, NJ PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR BRIEF ABSTRACTS OF PRESENTATIONS! The Consumers and Consumption section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) is excited to host a one-day conference on Friday, August … Continue reading

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CFP — Eating for Change: Global and Local Perspectives on Food and Transformation

CFP — Eating for Change: Global and Local Perspectives on Food and Transformation Wednesday, May 16 2018 | SS&H 273 University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA Call for Papers: Transformation is inherent in food as a material substance. Wheat, for instance, is transformed into flour and flour into bread, a … Continue reading

Graduate and Postdoctoral funding opportunities – “Canadians’ Food Choices: From individual behaviours to global environmental change”
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Graduate and Postdoctoral funding opportunities – “Canadians’ Food Choices: From individual behaviours to global environmental change”

Section members may be interested in the graduate and postdoctoral funding available as part of a team project titled “Canadians’ Food Choices: From individual behaviours to global environmental change” in Ontario and BC, Canada. See the attached pdf for details: Final-Ad-Canadian-dietary-patterns-from-individual-behaviours-to-global-environmental-change Continue reading

Consume This! Are Cultural Objects Free Floating Signifiers? Some Potential Problems for our Studies of Evaluation and Meaning
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Consume This! Are Cultural Objects Free Floating Signifiers? Some Potential Problems for our Studies of Evaluation and Meaning

In this month’s blog post, Clayton Childress raises a call for analytic clarity among consumption scholarship which typically brackets production from consumption, separating cultural objects from their audiences’ reception of them. Drawing from a provocative snippet of survey data from his new book, Under the Cover (Princeton 2017), Childress’ post is sure to raise some eyebrows and … Continue reading