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American Sociological Association: Consumers and Consumption Call for Awards Nominees
Consumers and Consumption Section Call for Awards Nominees
The ASA Section on the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Distinguished Book Award goes to the author (s) of the best published book that makes a significant, original contribution to the understanding of ideas about, and practices of, consumption. The sociology of consumption, broadly defined, includes subjects dealing with theoretical and/or empirical questions related to consumers, commodities, and/or consumer markets, and engages with a larger body of research on these topics. (Please note that each year the Distinguished Publication Award alternates between articles/book chapters and books.)
Section members may nominate articles and original chapters of edited collections published in 2014 to 2016. Self-nominations are welcome. Authors must be members of the Consumers and Consumption Section at the time of nomination. Send a nominating letter, including a description of the book and its significance, along with a hard copy of the book sent to each committee member, listed below. Nominations that are not accompanied by a nomination letter will not be considered for the prize. The deadline for receipt of all materials for this award is March 31, 2016 to Sharon Zukin (PhD Program in Sociology; City University Graduate Center; 365 Fifth Avenue; New York 10016), Richard Ocejo (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY; Department of SociologyRoom 3258NH; 524 W 59th Street; New York, NY 10019), and Frederick Wherry (Yale University; Department of Sociology; PO Box 208265; New Haven, CT 06520-8265).
The Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Section Student Paper Award goes to the graduate student whose paper makes the best original contribution to the understanding of ideas about, and practices of, consumption. The sociology of consumption, broadly defined, includes subjects dealing with theoretical and/or empirical questions related to consumers, commodities, and/or consumer markets, and engages with a larger body of research on these topics. As long as the central focus is consumption, the paper may be influenced by disciplines and sub-fields ranging from the sociology of culture, the environment, and the body; and economics, political economy, and economic sociology; to comparative, historical, and political sociology. The competition is open to both published and unpublished article-length papers (roughly 25 pages in length, not including tables or references) written by a graduate student in the last two years (2014 to 2016). The committee will accept sole-authored and multiple-authored papers as long as the applicant is the lead or senior author. No student-faculty collaborations can be accepted. And the author must have been a student at the time the article was accepted for publication. The Committee will select the paper that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent or innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue bearing upon some aspect of the sociology of consumption. Please send all papers electronically by March 31, 2016 to Erin Metz McDonnell (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jennifer Jordan (email@example.com), and Kate Cairns (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL NOMINEES MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE ASA
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SECTION AWARDS