Consume This! BPS-Free plastic

In this month’s Consume This!, Norah MacKendrick reminds us of the stakes of the current administration’s cutbacks at the EPA, where regulatory control over toxic chemicals in the food supply are giving further way to industry interests.  A preview of her new book, Better Safe Than Sorry: How Consumers Navigate Exposure to Everyday Toxics (University of California Press), MacKendrick outlines […]

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ASA 2018 Consumers & Consumption Mini-Conference – Preliminary Schedule

Consuming In, and Consumed By, a Trump Economy *one day pre-American Sociological Association mini-conference* Friday, August 10, 2018, 8:30 am-5:00 pm Rutgers University, Camden, NJ Registration deadline: July 24, 2018 Register here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3433551 Questions? Contact Kate Cairns (kc848@camden.rutgers.edu) or Dan Cook (dtcook@camden.rutgers.edu) Transportation to campus:  From Philadelphia, use PATCO to get to Camden. www.ridepatco.org.  Campus is located […]

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Announcing our section award winners!

Congratulations to this year’s Consumers and Consumption section award winners! Best Student Paper Award goes to two co-winners: Barbara Kiviat, 2017.  “The Art of Deciding with Data:  Evidence from How Employers Translate Credit Reports into Hiring Decisions.” Socio-Economic Review, 1-27 Helana Darwin, 2017.  “Omnivorous Masculinity:  Gender Capital and Cultural Legitimacy in Craft Beer Culture.”  Social Currents, 1-16   Best […]

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Welcoming our New Section Officers

We welcome in our new chair-elect and two council members, and give a huge thanks to everyone who ran for office, and to our nominations committee for procuring such an impressive set of candidates.  Our new officers are: Chair-Elect  Richard Ocejo, John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY Council Members Victoria Reyes, University of […]

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Register for the 2018 ASA Consumers and Consumption Mini-Conference!

Registration is now live for the ASA 2018 Consumers and Consumption mini-conference: “Consuming in, and Consumed By, a Trump Economy,” August 10, 2018 at Rutgers University-Camden. Join us for an exciting day of scholarship and discussion about the politics of consumption in this moment. Please register online before July 10 so that we have adequate time to […]

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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

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