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ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Research

Creating the Responsible Consumer: Ethnographic Insights from Davos

Markus Giesler introduces articles in Open Democracy and the Baffler on market systems and consumer subjectivity, drawing on a paper co-authored with Ela Veresiu

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Call for Papers

Consumer Culture Theory Conference 2015

Call for papers for the Consumer Culture Theory Conference, to take place at the University of Arkansas from June 18 - 21, 2015

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Book news

Tweening the Girl

A new book that may be of interest to Charisma readers: Tweening the Girl: The Crystallization of the Tween Market, by Natalie Coulter

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DISCOUNTS for recent books by Charisma authors

Discount flyers for Materialising Poverty by Erin B Taylor and Devising Consumption by Liz McFall can be found right HERE!

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Call for Papers

Everyday Market Lives

Call for papers for a workshop at Warwick University, organised by Lynne Pettinger and Liz Moor, exploring everyday market lives, including the ways in which people come to understand themselves as economic actors, and the kinds of knowledge about markets that they deploy, develop or acquire in doing so. Deadline for abstracts October 31st.

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CFP

EGOS Sub-theme 25: Devising Markets and Other Valuation Sites CFP

convened by Liz McFall, Claes-Frederik Helgesson and Pascale Trompette in Athens, July 2-4 2015

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new publication

Cultural Intermediaries Reader Now Out

edited by Jennifer Smith Maguire and Julian Matthews offers a critical overview of Bourdieu's sketchy notion...

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Call for Papers

Investigating High-Frequency Trading

A call for papers for an international series of workshops on High Frequency Trading. Confirmed participants include Donald Mackenzie, Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra, Yuval Millo, Evangelos Benos, Nathan Coombs, Alexandre Laumonier, Alex Preda, and Christian Borch

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FEATURED

Infrastructures of money

Joe Deville on just how important the infrastructures of money are, reporting on a recent conference on Money as Communication at the University of Southern California

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Safety in numbers: Squatting as social and financial security

Are residents of squatter settlements in the "developing world" really less secure than home owners in wealthier countries? Perhaps not.

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Is it really so hard to sell better security to the poor?

In the context of the never-ending story cycle of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this article considers the perennial question of why the poor have so often throughout history been considered resistant to policy reforms that were designed in their own interests.

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Mini-conference report: Domesticizing Financial Economies, SASE, Chicago

Jeanne Lazarus, Mariana Luzzi, and José Ossandón report on the SASE mini-conference they organised, including reflections on what they term the "Zelizerian turn"

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Are Markets Good for People? Exploring the politics and culture of social insurance

Outlines, reading lists and presentations from the SUNY NEH seminar exploring social insurance schemes

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