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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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Events

A workshop on Competition(s)

Call for papers for a workshop on Competition(s), organised by David Stark, Elena Esposito, Kristian Kreiner, Celia Lury, Fabian Muniesa, and Christine Musselin. Deadline for abstracts: February 15th.

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Job news

Postdoc position on the valuation of pharmaceutical cancer treatments

Hans Kjellberg draws Charisma readers' attention to a new three year postdoc position at the Stockholm School of Economics, on the valuation and pricing of pharmaceutical cancer treatment, on a project he jointly leading with Ebba Sjögren.

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Conference News

SASE conference deadline extended

SASE has extended its deadline for submissions until 1st February - including for three mini-conferences already advertised on this site.

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Call for Papers

The Marketization of Everyday Life

Call for papers for mini-conference at SASE which examines the marketization of practices previously considered as recreational or domestic. Deadline for abstracts January 18th.

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Call for Papers

Disrupting Capitalism? Market Coordination and Regulation in the Digital Age

Call for papers for a mini-conference at the next SASE meeting, that aims to bring together researchers studying digital markets. Deadline for abstracts, January 18th.

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FEATURED

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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Moments of Valuation

David Stark introduces Moments of Valuation, a new book he has co-edited with Ariane Berthoin Antal, and Michael Hutter and asks: how is value performed?

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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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