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

Consume This! The Language of Buying and Selling
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Consume This! The Language of Buying and Selling

There is little doubt that recent years have seen significant change in the gendered pattern of consumption, along with much else about gender. A prime example comes from the realms of fashion and beauty. Described popularly, although not particularly usefully, as the rise of “metrosexuals,” one aspect of this change is increased male participation in … 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

New book by Viviana Zelizer – Morals and Markets
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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 … Continue reading

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

New edition of The Social Meaning of Money, by Viviana Zelizer
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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 … Continue reading