Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award

Call for nominations: Section Awards 2020

The Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Section Awards recognize outstanding scholarship in the sociology of consumption, broadly defined. This includes subjects dealing with theoretical and/or empirical questions related to consumers, commodities, and/or consumer markets, and engages with a larger body of research on these topics. Submissions to the awards must have consumption as the central focus, but may engage with other disciplines and sub-fields (e.g. sociology of culture, sociology of the body, environmental sociology, political sociology, economic sociology).

The 2020 Consumers and Consumption Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award

Deadline: Tuesday March 31, 2020

The Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Section Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award goes to the author(s) of the best published book/edited collection that makes a significant, original contribution to the understanding of ideas about, and practices of, consumption. Please note that the award alternates between books/edited collections and articles/book chapters. In 2021, the award will go to an article/book chapter.

Eligibility: The competition is open to books/edited collections published in the last two years (March 2018-March 2020). Self-nominations are welcome.

  • Authors must be members of the Consumers and Consumption Section at the time of nomination.
  • Submissions must be published; manuscripts accepted for publication are not permitted.
  • Co-authored/edited submissions are permitted, provided the applicant is the lead author/editor.
  • The same publication may not be nominated for both Section awards (Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award and Student Paper Award).
  • The same publication may not be submitted for consideration for subsequent years’ awards.

To apply: Post a nominating letter that outlines the book and its significance, along with a copy of the book to each committee member, listed below. Nominations that are not accompanied by a nomination letter will not be considered for the prize. The deadline for receipt of all materials for this award is Tuesday March 31, 2020.

Jennifer Smith Maguire (chair):
Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University
Howard Street
Sheffield, S1 1WB
United Kingdom

Kaitland Byrd:
Room 3107 LSA Building
500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor Michigan 48109

Clayton Childress:
1652 Gerrard St E
Toronto, ON M4L 2A8