Congratulations to section members on their recent publications! If you have a new publication to share, please email Thomas Calkins: tcalkins [at] uwm [dot] edu.


Nina Bandelj, Frederick F. Wherry, and Viviana A. Zelizer (eds.). 2017. Money Talks: Explaining How Money Really Works. Princeton University Press.

Kristen Barber and Tristan Bridges. 2017. “Marketing Manhood in a ‘Post-Feminist’ Age.” Contexts 16(2): 36-41.

Amy Best. 2017. Fast Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties. NYU Press.

Clayton Childress. 2017. Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel. Princeton University Press.

Joseph Nathan Cohen. 2017. Financial Crisis in American Households. Praeger.

Dean Curran. 2017. “The Treadmill of Production and the Positional Economy of Consumption.” Canadian Review of Sociology 54(1):28-47.

Koen Frenken and Juliet B. Schor. 2017. “Putting the Sharing Economy into Perspective,” Environmental Innovation and Societal Transformations Published online: 22 January 2017.

Josée Johnston, Kate Cairns and Shyon Baumann. 2017. Introducing Sociology Using the Stuff of Everyday Life. Routledge.

Richard Ocejo. 2017. Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy. Princeton University Press.

Sang-Hyoun Pahk. 2017. Misappropriation as market making: Butler, Callon, and street food in San Francisco, California. Journal of Cultural Economy Published online: 16 Feb 2017.

Cassi Pittman. 2017. “Shopping while Black”: Black Consumers’ Management of Racial Stigma and Racial Profiling in Retail SettingsJournal of Consumer Culture Published online: 27 July 2018.

Victoria Reyes. 2017. “Three Models of Transparency in Ethnographic Research: Naming Places, Naming People, and Sharing Data”. Ethnography Published online:  29 September, 2017.

Juliet B. Schor. 2017. “Does the Sharing Economy Increase Inequality Within the Eighty Percent?: Findings from a Qualitative Study of Platform Providers,”  Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society.

Alexander Simon. 2017. The Competitive Consumption and Fetishism of Wildlife Trophies. Journal of Consumer Culture. Published online 1 February 2017.

Joel Stillerman. 2017. Housing Pathways, Elective Belonging, and Family Ties in Middle Class Chileans’ Housing ChoicesPoetics. Published online: 5 Feb 2017.

Michelle F. Weinberger, Jane Zavisca, and Jennifer M. Silva. 2017. Consuming for an Imagined Future: Middle-Class Consumer Lifestyle and Exploratory Experiences in the Transition to Adulthood. Journal of Consumer Research. Published online: February 28, 2017.

Viviana A. Zelizer. 2017. Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States. Columbia University Press.

Viviana A. Zelizer. 2017. The Social Meaning of Money: Pin Money, Paychecks, Poor Relief, and Other Currencies. Princeton University Press.


Sofya Aptekar. 2016. “Gifts among Strangers: The Social Organization of Freecycle Giving.Social Problems 63(2):266-283.

Patricia Arend. 2016. “Consumerism.” In Gender: Love, edited by Jennifer C. Nash,  Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, ​Editor-in-chief, renée c. hoogland, pages 291-306.​

Kristen Barber. 2016. Styling Masculinity: Gender, Class, and Inequality in the Men’s Grooming Industry. Rutgers University Press.

Max Besbris. 2016. Romancing the Home: Emotions and the Interactional Creation of Demand in the Housing MarketSocio-Economic Review. Published online Feb 27 2016.

Amy L. Best and J.L. Johnson. 2016. Alternate Food Markets, NGOs, and Health Policy: Improving Food Access and Food Security, Trust Bonds, and Social Network TiesWorld Medical and Health Policy. 8:2 (157-178).

Kate Cairns. 2016. Connecting to Food: Cultivating Children in the School Garden. Children’s Geographies. Published online: 17 August 2016.

Kate Cairns. 2016. Morality and Relationality in Children’s Foodscapes. In Geographies of Identities and Subjectivities, edited by Claire Dwyer and Nancy Worth, Vol. 4 of Geographies of Children and Young People, editor-in-chief Tracey Skelton, 371-388. Singapore: Springer

Joseph N. Cohen. 2016. “The Myth of America’s ‘Culture of Consumerism’: Policy May Help Drive American Households’ Fraying Finances.” Journal of Consumer Culture 16(2).

Caitlin Daniel. 2016. Economic Constraints on Taste Formation and the True Cost of Healthy EatingSocial Science & Medicine 148: 34-41.

Michaela DeSoucey. 2016. Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of FoodPrinceton University Press.

Sinikka Elliott, Josephine Ngo McKelvy, Sarah Bowen. 2016. Marking Time in Ethnography: Uncovering Temporal DispositionsEthnographyPublished online 22 June 2016.

Daniel Fridman. 2016. Freedom From Work: Embracing Financial Self-Help in the United States and Argentina. Stanford University Press.

Zsuzsa Gille. 2016. Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud: The Policis of Materiality in the European Union. Indiana University Press.

John Lang. 2016. What’s So Controversial about Genetically Modified Food? Reaktion Books.

Omar Lizardo and Sara Skiles. 2016. “Cultural Objects as Prisms: Perceived Audience Composition of Musical Genres as a Resource for Symbolic Exclusion.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 2: 2378023116641695.

Omar Lizardo and Sara Skiles. 2016. “The end of symbolic exclusion? The rise of ‘categorical tolerance’ in the musical tastes of Americans: 1993 – 2012.” Sociological Science 3: 85-108.

Norah MacKendrick and Lindsay M. Stevens. 2016. “Taking Back a Little Bit of Control”: Managing the Contaminated Body Through ConsumptionSociological Forum 31(2): 310-329.

Jordanna Matlon. 2016. “Racial capitalism and the crisis of black masculinity.” American Sociological Review 81(5):1014-1038.

Ashley Mears and Catherine Connell. 2016. The Paradoxical Value of Deviant Cases: Toward a Gendered Theory of Display WorkSigns: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 41(2): 333-359.

Terence E. McDonnell. 2016. Best Laid Plans: Cultural Entropy and the Unraveling of AIDS Media Campaigns. University of Chicago Press.

Merin Oleschuk. 2016. Foodies of Color: Authenticity and Exoticism in Omnivorous Food CultureCultural SociologyPublished online October 20, 2016.  DOI:10.1177/1749975516668709

Timothy Recuber. 2016. Consuming Catastrophe: Mass Culture in America’s Decade of DisasterTemple University Press.

Ethan Schoolman. 2016. Completing the Circuit: Routine, Reflection, and Ethical ConsumptionSociological Forum 31(3).

Juliet B. Schor, Connor Fitzmaurice, Lindsey B. Carfagna, and Will Attwood-Charles. 2016. Paradoxes of Openness and Distinction in the Sharing EconomyPoetics 56 (June 2016): 98.

Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark. 2016. Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life. University of Chicago Press.

Lakshmi Srinivas. 2016. House Full. Indian Cinema and the Active Audience. University of Chicago Press.

Nik Summers. 2016. “Ethical Consumerism in Global Perspective: A Multilevel Analysis of the Interactions between Individual-Level Predictors and Country-Level Affluence.” Social Problems 63(3): 303-328.

Frederick F. Wherry. 2016. Relational Accounting: A Cultural Approach. American Journal of Cultural Sociology 4(2): 131-156.

Sharon Zukin. 2016. Gentrification in Three ParadoxesCity & Community 15(3): 202-207.

Sharon Zukin, Scarlett Lindeman, and Laurie Hurson. 2016. The Omnivore’s Neighborhood? Online Restaurant Reviews, Race, and GentrificationJournal of Consumer Culture. DOI: 10.1177/1469540515611203

Sharon Zukin, Philip Kasinitz, and Xiangming Chen (Eds.). 2016. Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai. Routledge.


Tim Bartley, Sebastian Koos, Hiram Satel, Gustavo Setrini, and Nik Summers. 2015. Looking behind the Label: Global Industries and the Conscientious Consumer. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Shyon Baumann, Athena Engman, and Josée Johnston. 2015. Political consumption, conventional politics, and high cultural capitalInternational Journal of Consumer Studies 39,5:413-421.

Sarah Bowen. 2015. Divided Spirits: Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of ProductionUniversity of California Press.

Kate Cairns and Josée Johnston. 2015. Food and Femininity. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Kate Cairns and Josée Johnston. 2015. Choosing health: Embodied neoliberalism, postfeminism and the “do-diet”. Theory and Society. 44(2): 153-175.

Kate Cairns, Deborah McPhail, Claudyne Chevrier and Jill Bucklaschuk. 2015. The Family Behind the Farm: Race and the affective geographies of Manitoba pork production. Antipode. 47(5): 1184-1202.

Daniel Thomas Cook and J. Michael Ryan (Eds). 2015. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Josée Johnston and Shyon Baumann. 2015. Foodies: Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape, 2nd edition. New York: Routledge.

Jennifer Jordan. 2015. Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods. University of Chicago Press.

Omar Lizardo and Sara Skiles. 2015. “Musical taste and patterns of symbolic exclusion in the United States 1993 – 2012: Dynamics of conformity and differentiation across generations.” Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts 53: 9-21.

Omar Lizardo and Sara Skiles. 2015. “After omnivorousness: Is Bourdieu still relevant?” Pp. 90-103 in Laurie Hanquinet and Mike Savage (Eds.), Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture. London: Routledge.

Ashley Mears. 2015. Working for Free in the VIP: Relational Work and the Production of ConsentAmerican Sociological Review 80(6): 1099-1122

Joel Stillerman. 2015. The Sociology of Consumption: A Global Approach. Polity Press.

Michelle F. Weinberger. 2015. Dominant Consumption Rituals and Intragroup Boundary Work: How Non-Celebrants Manage Conflicting Relational and Identity Goals through ConsumptionJournal of Consumer Research, 42(3), 378-400.