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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seminar Annoucement

Virtual boundaries: The Social Consequences of Digital Marketing

Part of the ESRC Seminar Series on Marketplace Exclusion, an event that brings together computer scientists, marketing practitioners and media researchers to discuss how digital marketing is shaping people's lives

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Journal News

Journal of Peer Production: Issue #4

A new issue of the Journal of Peer Production is out now, with papers exploring how peer production is entangled with a range of practices of valuation and expressions of worth

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cfp

CFP Steps towards pragmatist solidarities at sociotechnical sites, EASST 17-19th September

We warmly invite papers to our Track Steps towards pragmatist solidarities at sociotechnical sites, being held at the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) conference in Toruń on September 17-19. The Track is convened by Francois Thoreau (U.Namur), Kim Hendrickx (University of Liege), Tamar Sharon (Maastricht University) and Ine Van Hoyweghen (KU Leuven).

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Journal News

Consumption Markets & Culture Best Paper awards 2013

Consumption Markets & Culture announces its best paper of 2013, as well two that received honorable mentions. Authors include two Charisma members, Hélène de Burgh-Woodman and Dannie Kjeldgaard

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Blogs

Culture and Consumption/Cultura e Consumo

Francisco Viera introduces a Portuguese language blog he runs, looking at the role of culture and consumption in our daily lives

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New project website

Can markets solve problems?

A new project at Goldsmiths being worked on by Daniel Neyland and Sveta Milyaeva: Market-Based Initiatives as Solutions to Techno-Scientific Problems

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New Course

Gain an edge with the sociology of finance

Daniel Beunza introduces a new summer course run by the LSE aimed at taking SSF into finance!

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Journal News

New issue of Journal of Cultural Economy

A new issue of Journal of Cultural Economy, featuring articles by Esteve Sanz, Patrick J. L. Cockburn, Joanne Entwistle & Don Slater, Cathy Greenfield, Jeremy Valentine, Sveta Milyaeva and Karen Boll, and review articles by Erica Coslor and Ana Isabel Canhoto

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FEATURED

'BREAKING BAD’: markets, healthcare and drug money

Simon Carter explores what Breaking Bad can teach us about the role that markets play in our lives

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Devising or agencing markets?

Are consumer markets devised or 'agenced'? Liz McFall wonders in this first follow up to the ESF Agencing Markets workshop and extract from her forthcoming book Devising Consumption.

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Life Insurance as Technology of Care

Sofía Ugarte looks at life insurance as a market device. How do policyholders and their families experience the life insurance market? And what what role might kinship ties of care play?

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Surgery for breakfast

Hannah Bradby on the uptake of increasingly invasive plastic surgery procedures and how their meaning is shifting

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What’s in a smile? Oral health, consumption and technology

Drawing on recent research, Simon Carter, Judy Green and Nicki Thorogood examine the consequences of the increasing commodification of the toothbrush

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