New Special Issue on Elites, edited by Bruno Cousin, Shamus Khan, and Ashley Mears
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New Special Issue on Elites, edited by Bruno Cousin, Shamus Khan, and Ashley Mears

Check out this new Special Issue of the Socio-Economic Review, exploring “Theoretical and methodological pathways for research on elites.” The issue was edited by Bruno Cousin, Shamus Khan, and Ashley Mears, and features the work of section members. Congratulations to all involved! Socio-Economic Review, Volume 16, Issue 2, April 2018 https://academic.oup.com/ser/issue/16/2 Advertisements Continue reading

New book by Norah MacKendrick – Better Safe Than Sorry: How Consumers Navigate Exposure to Everyday Toxics
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New book by Norah MacKendrick – Better Safe Than Sorry: How Consumers Navigate Exposure to Everyday Toxics

Congratulations to Norah MacKendrick on the publication of her new book, Better Safe Than Sorry: How Consumers Navigate Exposure to Everyday Toxics. The book was released on May 1, 2018 with University of California Press. Description How toxic are the products we consume on a daily basis? Whether it’s triclosan in toothpaste, formaldehyde in baby shampoo, … Continue reading

Consume This! ‘House Full’. Film as Social and Cultural Practice
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Consume This! ‘House Full’. Film as Social and Cultural Practice

In this month’s Consume This!, Lakshmi Srinivas pushes film studies with some of the best insights from cultural sociology with an ethnography of films’ reception in Bangalore, India.  Sometimes colorful, sometimes raucous, and never singular, how audiences interact with films tells us much about how cinema taps into any given social milieux.  Read, enjoy, share … Continue reading

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

Consume This! Class-Based Experiential Consumption and Inequality
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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 quest … Continue reading

New book by Ariel Wilkis — The Moral Power of Money
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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. Drawing … Continue reading

Consume This! The Cost of Being a Girl
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Consume This! The Cost of Being a Girl

As we enter a new year with growing pubic concern over economic and gender inequality, Yasemin Besen-Cassino reminds us that the low-paid retail and service sector is fueled by teenage workers, boys and girls who are equally likely to participate in the labor force as tweens.  Don’t let the appearance of equal participation hide how gender … Continue reading