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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Book News

Markets and the Arts of Attachment IN PRESS

Forthcoming edited collection featuring chapters by Michel Callon, Hans Kjellberg, Tomas Ariztia, Carolyn Gerlitz, Jose Ossandon, Emmanuel Kessous, Alexandre Mallard and the editors in press ... at last

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Call for Papers

New Economic Sociology and Sociology: Where Do They Meet? Where Do They Diverge?

Call for papers for workshop in Warsaw in May 2017, featuring guest speakers Patrik Aspers and Andrzej Rychard. The event is titled 'New Economic Sociology and Sociology: Where Do They Meet? Where Do They Diverge?'. Deadline for Abstracts: December 10.

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Call for Papers

Financialization and Beyond: Debt, Money, Wealth, and the Capture of Value

Call for Abstracts for 'Financialization and Beyond: Debt, Money, Wealth, and the Capture of Value', a major conference due to take place in April 2017 at the University of Iowa. Deadline for abstracts: December 1st.

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Call for Papers / Journal News

Historical Perspectives on Non-western Markets and Consumer Cultures

The Journal of Historical Research in Marketing invites submissions for a special issue focused on ‘historical research on non-western markets and consumer cultures’. Deadline November 2017

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Journal News

Free Access to the Marketplace Icon series

The Marketplace Icon series at Consumption Markets & Culture has now published over 20 articles – all available free for a limited time. Recent topics include Gary Cross on collecting, Rohit Varman on curry, Joonas Rokka on champagne, and Kirstie Ball on surveillance.

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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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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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