David Stearn’s history of Visa

20th February 2012

A review of David Stearns fascinating history of Visa over on NEP-HIS. Read More

CRESC Annual Conference: Call for Papers

19th February 2012

Having played a key role in helping this site get off the ground, we thought it only right and proper that we highlight the forthcoming CRESC Annual Conference and call for papers (deadline April 20th). Read More


‘Making a buck in a blind man’s world’

19th February 2012

Linsey McGoey on new perspectives on the political and economic value of ignorance and the deliberate harnessing of ways of not-knowing Read More

Call for Papers: Retailing and Distribution History

19th February 2012

The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution invites conference proposals that explore retailing and / or distribution from a historical perspective. Read More

On NEST Eggs: Retirement, Reluctant Consumers and Distributed Agency

19th February 2012

Paul Langley explores how defined contribution pension plans continue to expose consumers to the whims of future financial uncertainties. Read More

The Importance of Being Average

19th February 2012

A photo gallery Liz McFall to accompany her article looking at early life insurance agents and the marketing importance of being … just plain average, A good, average man, the winner of the 2011 Sociological Review prize for outstanding scholarship . Read More