American Sociological Association

Section on the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Award Recipients

The Section on the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption's Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award

2019: Michelle F. Weinberger, Jane R. Zavisca, and Jennifer M. Silva, "Consuming for an Imagined Future: Middle-Class Consumer Lifestyle and Exploratory Experiences in the Transition to Adulthood," Journal of Consumer Research 44(2):332–360. 2017.

2019 Honorable Mention: Fabien Accominotti, Shamus R. Khan, and Adam Storer, "How Cultural Capital Emerged in Gilded Age America: Musical Purification and Cross-Class Inclusion at the New York Philharmonic,” American Journal of Sociology 123(6):1743-1783. 2018.  

2018: Laura J. Miller, Building Nature's Market: The Business and Politics of Natural Foods. University of Chicago Press. 2017.

2018 Honorable Mention: Daniel Fridman, Freedom From Work: Embracing Financial Self-Help in the United States and Argentina. Stanford University Press. 2016.

2017: Kristie O’Neill and Daniel Silver, "From Hungry to Healthy: Simmel, Self-Cultivation and the Transformative Experience of Eating for Beauty,” Food, Culture & Society 20(1):101-132. 2017.

2016: Michaela DeSoucey, Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food. Princeton University Press. 2016.

2015: Erin Metz McDonnell, “Budgetary Units: A Weberian Approach to Consumption,” The American Journal of Sociology 119(2):307-350. 2013.


The Section on the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption's Student Paper Award

2019: Merin Oleschuk, “‘In Today's Market, Your Food Chooses You’: News Media Constructions of Responsibility for Health through Home Cooking,” Social Problems 2019.

2018: Barbara Kiviat, “The Art of Deciding with Data:  Evidence from How Employers Translate Credit Reports into Hiring Decisions,” Socio-Economic Review 1-27. 2017.  

2018: Helana Darwin, “Omnivorous Masculinity:  Gender Capital and Cultural Legitimacy in Craft Beer Culture,” Social Currents 5(3):301-316. 2017.

2017: Nathan Wilmers, "Does Consumer Demand Reproduce Inequality? High-income Consumers, Vertical Differentiation and the Wage Structure," American Journal of Sociology 123(1):178-231. 2017.

2017: Hannah Wohl, “Signature Styles: The Production of Uniqueness”

2016: Caitlin Daniel, “Economic Constraints on Taste Formation and the True Cost of Healthy Eating,” Social Science & Medicine 148:34-41. 2016.

2015: Zachary Hyde, “Omnivorous Gentrification: Restaurant Reviews and Neighborhood Change in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver,” City and Community 13(4):341-359. 2014.

2014: Janet Lorenzen, Rutgers University, “Challenges to Reducing Consumption: Social Connections and the Problem of Gift Giving,” Symbolic Interaction 41(2):247-266. 2018.

2013: Kjerstin Gruys, University of California, Los Angeles, "Does This Make Me Look Fat? Aesthetic Labor and Fat Talk as Emotional Labor in a Women's Plus-Size Clothing Store," Social Problems 59(4):481-500. 2014.

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