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

2017 Election Results
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2017 Election Results

The ASA election results are out. I’m pleased to let you know that we have a new Chair Elect, and three new Council Members. But before opening the envelope, there are some people who deserve a lot of thanks. First, Jennifer Jordan (the Chair) of the Nominations Committee and her colleagues (Norah MacKendrick, Amanda Anthony, … Continue reading

New book by Richard Ocejo – Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy
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New book by Richard Ocejo – Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

Congratulations to Richard Ocejo on the release of his new book, Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy (Princeton). To learn more about the book, check out Richard’s recent blog post for Consume This! Description: How educated and culturally savvy young people are transforming traditionally low-status manual labor jobs into elite taste-making occupations In … Continue reading

New book by Joseph Cohen – Financial Crisis in American Households.
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New book by Joseph Cohen – Financial Crisis in American Households.

Congratulations to Joseph Cohen on the publication of his new book, Financial Crisis in American Households (Praeger). Description More than one-third of Americans could not sustain a basic livelihood without government assistance. Almost 60 percent of seniors are dependent on the government. Why is this? This book examines how the U.S. economy’s failure to deliver high-quality, … Continue reading