‘Dangerous Consumption’ – Invitation to attend

19th June 2014

Invitation from Rebecca Cassidy to attend a conference looking at ‘Dangerous Consumption’ – including gambling, drugs, tobacco, alcohol and sex – at Goldsmiths on July 11th Read More

New issue of Consumption Markets and Culture

22nd April 2014

The new issue of Consumption Markets & Culture now online – Vol. 17, No. 4 Read More

Consumption Markets & Culture Best Paper awards 2013

11th April 2014

Consumption Markets & Culture announces its best paper of 2013, as well two that received honorable mentions. Authors include two Charisma members, Hélène de Burgh-Woodman and Dannie Kjeldgaard Read More

Culture and Consumption/Cultura e Consumo

2nd April 2014

Francisco Viera introduces a Portuguese language blog he runs, looking at the role of culture and consumption in our daily lives Read More

Challenges for Consumer Research and Consumer Policy in Europe

17th February 2014

A call for papers for the International Conference on Consumer Research (ICCR) 2014: Challenges for Consumer Research and Consumer Policy in Europe – deadline May 2nd. Read More

Consumption and Economic Crises: Post-Socialist Experiences

27th January 2014

Call for papers for ‘Consumption and Economic Crises: Post-Socialist Experiences’, a workshop to be held in October at the National Research University. Deadline March 15. Read More

Consumed: Newsletter from the ASA Section on Consumers and Consumption

6th January 2014

The ASA Section on Consumers and Consumption has published Consumed, its new newsletter, which includes a call for papers for the ASA (deadline Jan 8) and has also launched a new website. Read More

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

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