Consume This! Consumer Activism and Corporate Diversity

In this post, Patricia Banks, author of the just-published Race, Ethnicity, and Consumption, reflects on how consumer-focused companies’ social media reacted to this spring and summer’s racial justice protests, as well as the subsequent activist response, neatly weaving it all through the important concept of ‘racialized political consumerism.’  – Michaela DeSoucey (section chair) Consume This! Consumer ActivismContinue reading “Consume This! Consumer Activism and Corporate Diversity”

Rousing Mini-Conference Kicks Off ASA 2014

By Sharon Zukin, Section Chair Nearly 70 people participated in our section’s mini-conference at the Faculty Club of the University of California-Berkeley on Friday, August 15, which included a morning of 19 fascinating presentations, and an afternoon of exhilarating visits to organizations that work for sustainable local food systems and social justice. I think everyoneContinue reading “Rousing Mini-Conference Kicks Off ASA 2014”

Don’t Miss the Latest Issue of Consumed

Volume 1, Issue 2 of our section newsletter, Consumed, is hot off the digital presses and ready for your consumption. Read the full PDF version here, and follow the links below to some of our feature content published online. From the Editor Introducing Kate Cairns A Conversation with Daniel Cook Janet A. Lorenzen Wins Graduate StudentContinue reading “Don’t Miss the Latest Issue of Consumed”