From Chinese Brand Culture to Global Brands: Insights from Aesthetics, Fashion, and History

6th November 2013

Announcing a new book by Wu Zhiyan, Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder, which examines branding from a Chinese perspective, asking why it is that Chinese brands have so far been unable to achieve international recognition Read More

New issue of JCE

5th November 2013

New issue of Journal of Cultural Economy, featuring a themed section on Values and Valuations in Market Practices and a number of Charisma network members Read More

Social History of Money and Credit

4th November 2013

Call for papers for workshop at Portland State University on “The Social History of Money and Credit” on May 22-24, 2014. Read More

Politicians go wild in Wongaland, but there are bigger fish to fry

4th November 2013

Donncha Marron on the spectacle of politicians and experts targeting payday lending, while ignoring the role of poverty and social and economic precarity Read More

Surgery for breakfast

31st October 2013

Hannah Bradby on the uptake of increasingly invasive plastic surgery procedures and how their meaning is shifting Read More

What’s in a smile? Oral health, consumption and technology

28th October 2013

Drawing on recent research, Simon Carter, Judy Green and Nicki Thorogood examine the consequences of the increasing commodification of the toothbrush Read More