Mini-Conference Deadline EXTENDED to March 30th

Good news! In response to requests from section members, we are extending the deadline for mini-conference submissions to March 30, 2018. Please spread the word, and if you haven’t done so already, send in your abstracts!   “Consuming In, and Consumed By, a Trump Economy” *one-day pre-American Sociological Association mini-conference* Friday, August 10, 2018, 8:30 am-4:00Continue reading “Mini-Conference Deadline EXTENDED to March 30th”

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New book by Sara Schoonmaker – Free Software, the Internet, and Global Communities of Resistance

Congratulations to Sara Schoonmaker on the publication of her new book, Free Software, the Internet, and Global Communities of Resistance (Routledge 2018). Description This book explores software’s pivotal role as the code that powers computers, mobile devices, the Internet, and social media. Creating conditions for the ongoing development and use of software, including the Internet asContinue reading “New book by Sara Schoonmaker – Free Software, the Internet, and Global Communities of Resistance”

Consume This! Class-Based Experiential Consumption and Inequality

This month, Consume This! authors Michelle F. Weinberger, Jane R. Zavisca, and Jennifer M. Silva consider the range of “experiential consumption” so prevalent in the lives of middle-class young adults.  Not yet married or parenting, young adults seek a range of illuminating and novel experiences — new thrills, authentic restaurants, growth and travel experiences.  It is a fascinating analysis of the extended questContinue reading “Consume This! Class-Based Experiential Consumption and Inequality”

Announcing our keynote panel on “Inequality in Trump’s America”

We are excited to announce the keynote panel for our upcoming mini-conference on August 10, 2018 at Rutgers University-Camden. The conference will open with a dynamic panel on “Inequality in Trump’s America,” featuring sociologists Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Ashley Mears and Frederick Wherry. Panelists will weigh in on the place of consumers and consumption research in theContinue reading “Announcing our keynote panel on “Inequality in Trump’s America””

New book by Ariel Wilkis — The Moral Power of Money

Congratulations to Ariel Wilkis on the publication of a new book with Stanford University Press, The Moral Power of Money: Morality and Economy in the Life of the Poor. Description Looking beneath the surface of seemingly ordinary social interactions, The Moral Power of Money investigates the forces of power and morality at play, particularly among the poor. DrawingContinue reading “New book by Ariel Wilkis — The Moral Power of Money”

Sociological Perspectives Special Issue – Civic Responses to Environmental Issues: How Culture Matters

Sociological Perspectives Special Issue: Civic Responses to Environmental Issues: How Culture Matters Guest editors: Emily Huddart Kennedy, Dept of Sociology, University of British Columbia Josée Johnston, Dept. of Sociology, University of Toronto Co-Editors of Sociological Perspectives: Matthew Carlson, Lindsey Wilkinson,  Hyeyoung Woo (Portland State University) Managing Editor: Elizabeth Withers (Portland State University) Sociological Perspectives isContinue reading “Sociological Perspectives Special Issue – Civic Responses to Environmental Issues: How Culture Matters”

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

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” underContinue reading “Give the gift of section membership!”

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

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, aContinue reading “CFP — Eating for Change: Global and Local Perspectives on Food and Transformation”