Consumers and Consumption Section Call for Awards Nominees

 

 

ASA Section on the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award for 2015

The ASA Section on the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Distinguished Publication Award goes to the author (s) of the best published article or book chapter 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.

Section members may nominate articles and original chapters of edited collections published in 2013 and 2014. 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 article/book chapter and its significance, along with an electronic copy of the publication the committee chair, 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 1, 2015 to John Lang (lang@oxy.edu).

 

ASA Section on the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Section Student Paper Award for 2015

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 The competition is open to both published and unpublished article-length papers (roughly 25 pages in length without tables or references) written by a graduate student in the last two years (2012 or 2013). 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. 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 1, 2015 to Patricia Arend (parend@fitchburgstate.edu).

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL NOMINEES MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE ASA
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SECTION AWARDS