Consumer finance globally is undergoing a process of rapid change. How can we adapt our research methods to understand changing consumer behaviour? The newly-launched CFRM Toolkit reviews cutting-edge methods in consumer finance research. <a href="
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Call for papers

Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Orders

Call for papers for a conference called “The Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Orders,” to be hosted at Stevens Institute of Technology on April 6-8, 2017.

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Job news

The Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Chair in Innovative and Sustainable Business Development

Stockholm School of Economics has announced a new chair, The Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Chair in Innovative and Sustainable Business Development. Note the impending deadline of September 1st.

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Call for Papers

Young scholars workshop on Global Finance

Call for papers for young scholars workshop on Global Finance, at the University of Bremen in September 2016. Deadline: 20 May.

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Call for Papers

From Prizes to Prices and Vice Versa

Call for papers for 'Prizes and Prices', an event that will take place on January 13-14, 2017 at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. The event is co-organised by David Stark, Elena Esposito, Kristian Kreiner, Celia Lury, Fabian Muniesa, and Christine Musselin. Deadline for abstracts May 31, 2016.

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Events

Ethnography and New Money

Very exciting looking event at Alliance Manchester Business school, with presentations and panel discussion from some of the leading authorities in the social studies of finance. Speakers include Bill Maurer, Ismail Erturk, Michael Pryke, Adam Leaver, Donncha Kavanagh, and Yuval Millo.

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Book News

New Book: The Sociology of Consumption: A Global Approach

Announcing a major new book by Joel Stillerman, proposing a global approach to the sociological study of consumption.

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Journal News

'Agencing Markets' Special Issue

A new Special Issue of Consumption, Markets and Culture: 'Agencing Markets'. Edited by Franck Cochoy, Pascale Trompette & Luis Araujo and featuring additional contributions by Michel Callon, Joe Deville, Alexandre Mallard, Susi Geiger, John Finch, Hans Kjellberg, Johan Hagberg, Cédric Calvignac, and Céline Cholez.

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Journal News

Marketplace Icons

A selection of articles in Consumption Markets and Culture's 'Marketplace Icon' series are now online. Papers ranging from looking at the MP3, to teddy bears, to the mobile phone

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FEATURED

The CFRM Toolkit: Methods for understanding consumers in a changing world of finance

Consumer finance globally is undergoing a process of rapid change. How can we adapt our research methods to understand changing consumer behaviour? The newly-launched CFRM Toolkit reviews cutting-edge methods in consumer finance research.

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On Bowie theory and Bowie bonds

Andrew Leyshon on David Bowie's smart take on the major changes to the industry his career coincided with

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The GAY-TM: How to make a splash with cash dispensers

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo looks at the 'GAY-TM' campaign at this year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, which transformed usually dull and unnoticed ATMs into something much more colourful and visible

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Mobile money aesthetics: Text, display, and the cultural logics of concealment

Erin Taylor looks at the promises and practicalities of mobile money, drawing on a chapter published in The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media (2014)

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New Ernest Dichter online archive

Stefan Schwarzkopf highlights the launch of a fascinating archive of all the market and consumer research reports compiled by the famous (and notorious) motivation researcher Ernest Dichter between 1935 and the 1980s

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