Negotiating the pressures of maternal foodwork
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Negotiating the pressures of maternal foodwork

Kate Cairns, Josée Johnston and Merin Oleschuk wrote a short piece for the Gender & Society blog on the pressures mothers face when feeding children. They write: “When it comes to feeding children, mothers today must avoid the appearance of caring too little, or too much. Either extreme garners social stigma, although the penalties are far … Continue reading

New book by Clayton Childress – Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel
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New book by Clayton Childress – Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Congratulations to Clayton Childress on the publication of his book, Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel (Princeton University Press). Description Under the Cover follows the life trajectory of a single work of fiction from its initial inspiration to its reception by reviewers and readers. The subject is Jarrettsville, a historical novel by Cornelia … Continue reading

New op-ed by Priya Fielding-Singh on parenting, gender, and feeding children
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New op-ed by Priya Fielding-Singh on parenting, gender, and feeding children

Congratulations to Stanford PhD candidate Priya-Fielding-Singh on her recently published op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle. Drawing on her doctoral research in the Bay Area, Fielding-Singh highlights persistent gendered inequities in family food provision. She urges fathers to take greater responsibility for feeding children healthy meals. Continue reading

Congratulations to the 2016-17 section award winners!
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Congratulations to the 2016-17 section award winners!

ASA Section on the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award for 2017  Winners: Kristie O’Neill and Daniel Silver, “From Hungry to Healthy: Simmel, Self-Cultivation and the Transformative Experience of Eating for Beauty”  Honorable mention:  Nathan Wilmers, “Does Consumer Demand Reproduce Inequality? High-income Consumers, Vertical Differentiation and the Wage Structure”   ASA Section … Continue reading

Join us for the Annual Meeting in Montreal!
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Join us for the Annual Meeting in Montreal!

The 2017 ASA Annual Meeting Schedule is now available. Our section day is Saturday August 12 . The first event is a paper presentation session: 064. Section on Consumers and Consumption. Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in Consumer Culture Palais des congrès de Montréal, 512C Session Organizer: Juliet B. Schor, Boston College Black American Dreams: An … Continue reading