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Emily H. Kennedy and Christine Horne. 2020. “Accidental environmentalist or ethical elite? The moral dimensions of environmental impact.” Poetics, Volume 82, DOI.

Brian Ott. 2020. “Minimum-wage Connoisseurship and Everyday Boundary Maintenance: Brewing Inequality in Third Wave Coffee.” Humanity & Society 44(4): 469-491.

Erin Metz McDonnell, Dustin S Stoltz, and Marshall A Taylor. “Multiple Market Moralities: Identifying Distinct Patterns in How Consumers Evaluate the Fairness of Price Changes.” Socio-Economic Review, mwaa034.

John W. Mohr, Christopher A. Bail, Margaret Frye, Jennifer C. Lena, Omar Lizardo, Terence E. McDonnell, Ann Mische, Iddo Tavory, and Frederick F. Wherry. Measuring Culture. Columbia University Press, 2020.

Merin Oleschuk. 2020. “’In Today’s Market, your Food Chooses you’: News Media Constructions of Responsibility for Health through Home Cooking.” Social Problems 67(1):1-19.


Christopher Andrews. 2019. “The Sociology of Consumption.” Pp. 358-376 in The Wiley‐Blackwell Companion to Sociology, second edition, edited by G. Ritzer and W. Wiedenhoft Murphy. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Sarah Bowen, Joslyn Brenton, and Sinikka Elliott. 2019. Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won’t Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Thomas Calkins. 2019. “More Than Sound: Record Stores in Majority Black Neighborhoods in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Detroit, 1970-2010.” City & Community 18(3):853-873.

Andrew C. Cohen. 2019. “Seeing the Market: Performative Sensemaking and the Case of Advertising Agencies and their Clients.” Consumption Markets & Culture DOI: 10.1080/10253866.2019.1625775

Emily Huddart Kennedy, Shyon Baumann, Josée Johnston. 2019. “Eating for Taste and Eating for Change: Ethical Consumption as a High-Status Practice.” Social Forces, 98(1):381–402.

Norah MacKendrick & Teja Pristavec. 2019. “Between Careful and Crazy: The Emotion Work of Feeding the Family in an Industrialized Food System.” Food, Culture & Society, 22(4):446-463. doi: 10.1080/15528014.2019.1620588

Merin Oleschuk. 2019. “Gender, Cultural Schemas and Learning to Cook.” Gender & Society 33(4):607-628.

Merin Oleschuk and Helen Vallianatos. 2019. “Body Talk and Boundary Work among Arab Canadian Immigrant Women.” Qualitative Sociology 42(4):587-614.

Merin Oleschuk, Josée Johnston and Shyon Baumann. 2019. “Maintaining Meat: Cultural Repertoires and the Meat Paradox in a Diverse Socio-Cultural Context.” Sociological Forum 34(2):337-360.

Victoria Reyes. 2019. Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.


Christopher Andrews. 2018. The Overworked Consumer: Self-Checkouts, Supermarkets, and the Do-It-Yourself Economy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Christopher Andrews. 2018. “The End of Work or Overworked? Self-Service, Prosumer Capitalism, and “Irrational Work”.” Sociological Inquiry, 88: 649-672.

Kate Cairns. 2018. “Youth, temporality, and territorial stigma: Finding good in Camden, New Jersey.” Antipode. Published online July 2, 2018.

Kate Cairns and Josée Johnston. 2018. “On (not) knowing where your food comes from: Meat, mothering, and ethical eating.” Agriculture and Human Values 35(3): 569-580.

Bruno Cousin, Shamus Khan, and Ashley Mears. 2018. “Theoretical and Methodological Pathways for Research on Elites.” Socio-Economic Review 16(2):225–249.

Norah MacKendrick. 2018. Better Safe Than Sorry: How Consumers Navigate Exposure to Everyday Toxics. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

Joshua Sbicca. 2018. Food Justice Now!: Deepening the Roots of Social Struggle. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.


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 23:3-10. Published online: 22 January 2017.

Josée Johnston, Kate Cairns, and Merin Oleschuk. 2017. A Kind Diet: Cultivating Consumer Politics, Status, and Femininity through Ethical Eating. In The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture, edited by Kathleen LeBesco and Peter Naccarato, 286-300. London: Bloomsbury.

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 10(3):296-308. Published online: 16 February 2017.

Cassi Pittman. 2017. “Shopping While Black”: Black Consumers’ Management of Racial Stigma and Racial Profiling in Retail Settings.” Journal 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. 10(2):263–279.

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 Choices.” Poetics. Published online: 5 February 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: 28 February 2017.

Ariel Wilkis. 2018. The Moral Power of Money: Morality and Economy in the Life of the Poor. Stanford University Press. Published December 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.” Pp. 291-306 in Gender: Love, edited by J. C. Nash. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks.

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 Market.” Socio-Economic Review 14(3):461–482. Published online February 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 Ties.” World Medical and Health Policy 8(2):157-178.

Kate Cairns. 2016. “Connecting to Food: Cultivating Children in the School Garden.” Children’s Geographies 15(3):304-318. Published online: 17 August 2016.

Kate Cairns. 2016. “Morality and Relationality in Children’s Foodscapes.” Pp. 371-388 in Geographies of Identities and Subjectivities, Vol. 4 of Geographies of Children and Young People 371-388, edited by N. Worth, C. Dwyer and T. Skelton. 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):531-554.

Caitlin Daniel. 2016. “Economic Constraints on Taste Formation and the True Cost of Healthy Eating.” Social 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 Dispositions.” Ethnography 18(4):556-576. Published 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 2:1-17.

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 Consumption.” Sociological 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 Work.” Signs: 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 Culture.” Cultural Sociology 11(2):217-233. Published online 20 October, 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 Consumption.” Sociological Forum 31(3):619-641.

Juliet B. Schor, Connor Fitzmaurice, Lindsey B. Carfagna, and Will Attwood-Charles. 2016. “Paradoxes of Openness and Distinction in the Sharing Economy.” Poetics 56:66-81.

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 Paradoxes.” City & Community 15(3):202-207.

Sharon Zukin, Scarlett Lindeman, and Laurie Hurson. 2016. “The Omnivore’s Neighborhood? Online Restaurant Reviews, Race, and Gentrification.” Journal of Consumer Culture 17(3):459-479. 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 Capital.” International 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 Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture, edited by L. Hanquinet and M. Savage. London: Routledge.

Ashley Mears. 2015. “Working for Free in the VIP: Relational Work and the Production of Consent.” American 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 Consumption.” Journal of Consumer Research 42(3):378-400.

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