Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies

8th May 2013

Calls for contributions, across a range of topics, to a major reference work within consumption studies, to be published by Wiley Blackwell and co-edited by J. Michael Ryan and Daniel Cook. Read More

In praise of Ken Morrison

2nd May 2013

Karel Williams on careful Ken Morrison whose better way of organising meat supply persists in Morrison’s, the supermarket chain he founded, whose meat is still largely British Read More

First issue of Valuation Studies, out now

24th April 2013

The first issue of the peer reviewed open access journal Valuation Studies has been published, and features an introduction to the
study of valuation as a social practice by Claes-Fredrik Helgesson and Fabian Muniesa, and articles by writers including Hans Kjellberg, Alexandre Mallard, François Vatin, Alexander Styhre, Christian Bessy and Pierre-Marie Chauvin Read More

Where Do Neoliberals Go After the Market? Calculation, computation and crisis

17th April 2013

The financial crisis has been perceived by some as the outcome of this collision between markets and increasingly ‘performative’ economics. But where does this leave neoliberalism and its technical ideal of freedom? Does it simply require more markets or greater computational power to prevent future crises? Read More

New Perspectives on Consumer Behavior in Credit and Payments Markets

15th April 2013

Call for papers for New Perspectives on Consumer Behavior in Credit and Payments Markets, co-sponsored by the Research Department and Payment Cards Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Read More

Fashion, Male Beauty and the ‘Men’s Dress Reform Party’

15th April 2013

Simon Carter on the Men’s Dress Reform Party (MDRP), an overlooked 1930s lobbying group seeking to change male fashion in order to make men more ‘beautiful’ Read More