RN05 - Sociology of Consumption
RN05 addresses social, cultural, symbolic, economic, political and material dimensions of consumption. The RN also contributes to societal debates on contested and challenged aspects of consumption and assists in advancing associated policy measures and societal developments.
The research network addresses consumption in its social, cultural, symbolic, economic, political and material dimensions. It welcomes theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions to the study of consumption in a large range of areas: sustainability, political consumption, fashion, food and eating, tourism, culture, bodies, technology etc. In doing so, it intersects with other sociological fields, such as economic sociology, sociology of health, the family, gender, age and generations, the study of space and cities, or social stratification. Thereby the research network contributes to societal debates on contested and challenged aspects of consumption and assists in advancing associated policy measures and societal developments.
Some examples of our recent research manifestations are:
Special issue: Renewing Theories of Practice and Reappraising the Cultural. In: Cultural Sociology, Volume 14, Issue 4, December 2020
Special issue: Crises and Consumption. In: International Journal of Consumer Studies, Volume 41, Issue 4, July 2017
Edited volume: Routledge Handbook on Consumption 2017
Special issue : Environmental Policy and Governance Meet Everyday Life: The (im)possibilities of sustainable consumption in Europe. In: Environmental Policy and Governance, Volume 26, Issue 2, March/April 2016
Special Issue: Lifestyle, Consumption and Social Movements. In: International Journal of Consumer Studies, Volume 39, Issue 5, September 2015
Special issue: Applying Practice Theory to the Study of Consumption In: Journal of Consumer Culture Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2011
The research network for sociology of consumption has been active in the European Sociological Association since the early 1990s. Over the years it has drawn in a growing number of scholars from across Europe and beyond. The group meets every year, by organizing an interim meeting between each ESA conference.
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