Category: News

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

    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.

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  • Congratulations to the 2016-17 section award winners!

    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 […]

  • Join us for the Annual Meeting in Montreal!

    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 […]

  • 2017 Election Results

    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, […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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, […]

  • New book by Viviana Zelizer – Morals and Markets

    New book by Viviana Zelizer – Morals and Markets

    Congratulations to Viviana Zelizer on the publication of her new book, Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States. The book includes a Foreword by Kieran Healy, and will be released in July 2017 with Columbia University Press. Description Life insurance—the promise of an insurer to pay a sum upon a person’s […]

  • Money Talks – new book edited by Nina Bandelj, Frederick Wherry & Viviana Zelizer

    Money Talks – new book edited by Nina Bandelj, Frederick Wherry & Viviana Zelizer

    Congratulations to Nina Bandelj, Frederick Wherry and Viviana Zelizer on the publication of their new edited collection, Money Talks: Explaining How Money Really Works (Princeton University Press, 2017). Description The world of money is being transformed as households and organizations face changing economies, and new currencies and payment systems like Bitcoin and Apple Pay gain ground. What is […]

  • New edition of The Social Meaning of Money, by Viviana Zelizer

    New edition of The Social Meaning of Money, by Viviana Zelizer

    A new edition of Viviana Zelizer’s award winning book is now available with Princeton University Press: The Social Meaning of Money: Pin Money, Paychecks, Poor Relief, and Other Currencies. The book includes a foreword by Nigel Dodd and a new afterword by the author. Description A dollar is a dollar—or so most of us believe. Indeed, it is […]

  • Zack Hyde on “Gentrification as Symbolic Cannibalism”

    Zack Hyde on “Gentrification as Symbolic Cannibalism”

    In a recent piece published in The Mainlander, Zack Hyde examines the gentrification of Vancouver as a process of symbolic cannibalism.