Free Access to the Marketplace Icon series

19th October 2016

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. Read More

Consumer Finance Research Methods Toolkit by Erin B. Taylor and Gawain Lynch

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

12th May 2016

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. Read More

New Book: The Sociology of Consumption: A Global Approach

29th January 2016

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

‘Plastic Water’ – new book by Hawkins, Potter and Race

23rd October 2015

News on ‘Plastic Water’ – a new book by Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter and Kane Race which looks at how exactly branded bottles of water have insinuated themselves into our daily lives Read More

Learning to talk like an urban woodsman

23rd October 2015

Jonathan Schroeder on a recent article in Consumption Markets and Culture that provides a parody of an ‘urban lumberjack’ brand Read More

Consumption Markets & Culture Best Paper award, 2014

10th June 2015

Consumption Markets & Culture announces its Best Paper awards for 2014, with Nicholas Carah’s paper on how affective labour helps create brands and Andrew Higson’s paper on the diversity of nostalgia coming at out as winners Read More

Liquid Retail: Cultural Perspectives on Marketplace Transformation

26th May 2015

Call for papers for Special Issue of Consumption, Markets & Culture on ‘Liquid Retail: Cultural Perspectives on Marketplace Transformation’. Deadline March 2016. Read More

Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies

2nd April 2015

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies, edited by Dan Cook and J. Michael Ryan has just been published Read More

‘Marketplace Icons’ – a new series in Consumption Markets & Culture

23rd March 2015

Jonathan Schroeder introduces the new ‘Marketplace Icon’ series in the journal Consumption Markets & Culture. The first is ‘Denim’, by Daniel Miller Read More

Mobile money agent in Haiti. Photo by Erin B. Taylor

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

23rd March 2015

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