New Ernest Dichter online archive

4th November 2014

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 Read More

‘My Improbable Profession’ – new short story in Consumption Markets & Culture

3rd November 2014

In a first for the journal, Consumption Markets and Culture has published a work of fiction: John Schouten’s short story “My improbable profession”. Available for free for a limited period of time, it
illuminates central topics such as agency, materiality, and storytelling, and sheds light on the growing use of ethnographic inspired research within the marketplace Read More

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

Infrastructures of money

20th October 2014

Joe Deville on just how important the infrastructures of money are, reporting on a recent conference on Money as Communication at the University of Southern California Read More