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

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Submit to Consumers & Consumption sessions at ASA 2018

Doing research on consumers and consumption? We want to hear from you! The Consumers and Consumption section of the ASA is looking forward to receiving submissions to our 4 sessions at this summer’s 113th American Sociological Association Conference in Philadelphia (August 11th-14th, 2018 ). Sessions: Regular session: Consumers and Consumption (organizer: Cassi Pittman, clpittman@gmail.com) Section session: New ApproachesContinue reading “Submit to Consumers & Consumption sessions at ASA 2018”

New book by Yasemin Besen-Cassino — The Cost of Being a Girl: Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap

Congratulations to Yasemin Besen-Cassino on the release of her new book, The Cost of Being a Girl: Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap (Temple, 2017). DESCRIPTION The gender wage gap is one of the most persistent problems of labor markets and women’s lives. Most approaches to explaining the gap focus on adult employment despiteContinue reading “New book by Yasemin Besen-Cassino — The Cost of Being a Girl: Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap”

Understanding food practices and inequality

Two recent papers by section members are contributing to public conversations about food practices and inequality: In a post for the Work in Progress blog, Priya Fielding-Singh discusses her research on the symbolic meanings parents attach to food in different material circumstances, which was published in Sociological Science. In a Metro news story, Shyon Baumann discussesContinue reading “Understanding food practices and inequality”

Joel Stillerman’s talk on housing and Chilean middle classes

Watch Joel Stillerman‘s talk on housing and Chilean middle classes, delivered at Cornell University in September, 2017. The presentation shares a paper that was published in Poetics earlier this year, “Housing pathways, elective belonging, and family ties in middle class Chileans’ housing choices.”

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 farContinue reading “Negotiating the pressures of maternal foodwork”

DANIEL FRIDMAN ON THE ANNEX SOCIOLOGY PODCAST

This week’s episode of The Annex Sociology Podcast featured section member Daniel Fridman, who discusses his work on financial self-help.  Check it out. Know of someone else who is a great conversationalist with interesting work?  Would they be interested in being a guest on our podcast?  Please send tips to Joseph Cohen (joseph.cohen@qc.cuny.edu).

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