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Consume This! Alternative Urban Consumption and Chile’s Shopping Malls

In our May issue of Consume This!, Liliana De Simone takes us on a tour of the research around—and social implications—of Chile’s shopping malls, and introduces us to the work of the Observatory of Consumer, Culture, and Society (OCCS UC), at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. —Jennifer Smith Maguire (Section Chair) Consume This! Alternative Urban Consumption […]

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Consume This! Eating for Taste and Eating for Change

In our April blog, Emily Huddart Kennedy, Shyon Baumann and Josée Johnston explore the intersection of status, ethics and aesthetics in relation to food preferences, and provide a fascinating prompt for a ‘cultural capital 2.0’ research programme for the sociology of consumption. —Jennifer Smith Maguire (Section Chair) Consume This! Cultural Capital 2.0? Eating for Taste […]

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Consume This! Why “Eating for Change” Won’t Fix the Food System

In our March issue of Consume This!, Sinikka Elliott, Joslyn Brenton and Sarah Bowen draw from their recently published book, Pressure Cooker, to highlight some of the many tensions between holding individuals responsible for ‘eating for change,’ and the need for collective solutions to the ills of our contemporary food systems. —Jennifer Smith Maguire (Section […]

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A Conversation with Daniel Cook

  Daniel Cook, founding chair of the section on consumers and consumption, is Professor of Childhood Studies in the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University. Dan was a founding organizing and director of the Consumer Studies Research Network prior to his efforts to bring this section to life. His research focuses on the rise […]

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Letter from the Editor

  As we complete this second issue of Consumed, I can’t help but feel proud of the members of our section, who have brought us a timely and important range of thought provoking, intellectually impressive new books and articles in recent months. Recent member articles are published in American Journal of Cultural Sociology, Contexts, Critical […]

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