Creating the Responsible Consumer: Ethnographic Insights from Davos

23rd October 2014

Markus Giesler introduces articles in Open Democracy and the Baffler on market systems and consumer subjectivity, drawing on a paper co-authored with Ela Veresiu Read More

Consumer Culture Theory Conference 2015

22nd October 2014

Call for papers for the Consumer Culture Theory Conference, to take place at the University of Arkansas from June 18 – 21, 2015 Read More

Tweening the Girl

21st October 2014

A new book that may be of interest to Charisma readers: Tweening the Girl: The Crystallization of the Tween Market, by Natalie Coulter Read More

DISCOUNTS for recent books by Charisma authors

14th October 2014

Discount flyers for Materialising Poverty by Erin B Taylor and Devising Consumption by Liz McFall can be found right HERE! Read More

Everyday Market Lives

14th October 2014

Call for papers for a workshop at Warwick University, organised by Lynne Pettinger and Liz Moor, exploring everyday market lives, including the ways in which people come to understand themselves as economic actors, and the kinds of knowledge about markets that they deploy, develop or acquire in doing so. Deadline for abstracts October 31st. Read More

Cultural Intermediaries Reader Now Out

15th September 2014

edited by Jennifer Smith Maguire and Julian Matthews offers a critical overview of Bourdieu’s sketchy notion… Read More