5, No. 2, May 2004
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Magazine: The American Sociological Association has recently
launched Contexts, a newmagazine under the leadership of
Claude S. Fischer, Professor of Sociology at University of California
at Berkeley The magazine is soliciting contributions for feature
articles. Though Contexts is peer-reviewed, it operates
like a magazine. Rather than reviewing full-length academic articles,
the magazine solicits short proposals for review before asking
authors to write full-length feature pieces. If you are interested
in contributing a feature article to the magazine, please take
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guidelines for submission. .
Graduate student editors write "Discoveries," which are short
summaries of just published or about-to-be published sociological
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for a Discovery, please contact Nalinia
Kotamrju Contexts also presents original, provocative
photographs and illustrations that enhance understanding of social
and Teaching Resources for Teaching the Sociology of Consumption
Compiled and Edited by: George Ritzer, University of Maryland;
Todd Stillman, University of Maryland; Meghan E. Rich, American
Sociological Association .
new set of teaching materials related to consumers, commodities,
and consumption, which includes an essay on teaching about consumption
by George Ritzer, 21 syllabi from the most prominent scholars
in the field, assignments, essays, and exams, and essential reading
lists. Topics include: Marketing and Consumer Culture;
Sociology of Popular Culture; McDonaldization; Social Theories
of Consumption; Shopping Mall Society; Consumer Culture in Modern
Europe; Urban Leisure, Consumption and Culture; International
Consumer Policy, and Consumer Behavior. 216 pp., 2002. $16.00
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Studies<->Critical Methodologies, a new interdisciplinary
journal by Sage Publications invites manuscript submissions.
is an interdisciplinary quarterly publication drawing from those
scholarly traditions in the social sciences and the humanities
which are premised on a critical, performance-based cultural studies
agenda. Preference is given to experimental, risk-taking manuscripts
which are at the intersection of interpretive theory, critical
methodology, culture, media, history, biography and social structure.
publishes peer- reviewed research articles, critical analyses
of contemporary media representations, autoethnography, poetry,
and creative non-fiction. It provides an explicit forum for the
intersections of cultural studies, critical interpretive research
methodologies, and cultural critique. .
on submitting manuscripts, contact Norman K. Denzin, Institute
of Communications Research, 228 Gregory Hall 810 South Wright
Street, University of Illinois, Urbana, Il 61801-3645; tel: 1-217-
333-0795; fax: 1-217-244-9580 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
of Consumer Culture (Sage). Editors: George Ritzer, University
of Maryland; Don Slater, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
The Journal of Consumer Culture is a major new journal
designed to support and promote the dynamic expansion in interdisciplinary
research on consumption and consumer culture. Global in perspective
and drawing on both theory and empirical research, the journal
reflects the need to engage critically with modern consumer culture
and to understand its central role in contemporary social processes.
of the manuscript should be submitted, typed, double-spaced on
one side of page only. This should be accompanied by a disk with
the file in Word or WordPerfect. The length should not normally
exceed 8000 words. Each submission will be reviewed anonymously
by at least two referees. The Journal uses the Harvard
system of referencing with the author's name and date in the text
and a full bibliography in alphabetical order at the end of the
should be sent to: George Ritzer, Department of Sociology, University
of Maryland-College Park, College Park, MD 20742 USA; email: email@example.com;
or Don Slater, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE; Tel: +44 (020) 7849 4653; Fax:
+44 (020) 7955 7405; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Markets and Culture (CMC) invites articles on a variety of
topics on consumption and markets from different perspectives.
We publish theoretical, and empirical papers as well as essays,
poems, and photographs that deal with the subject matter critically
and thoughtfully. Our editorial review board is comprised of scholars
from various social science disciplines, humanities and management.
Previous contributors to our journal similarly represent different
disciplines. If you have papers that have not been fully developed,
you can submit them for informal review and comments so they will
not go through an unnecessarily painful review process. Upon receiving
our comments, you may submit the completed papers for a more formal
review. Interested authors may contact either of us, Editors-in-Chief:
Alladi Venkatesh, 3200 Berkeley Place, University of California,
Irvine, CA 92697; email@example.com;
A. Fuat Firat, Arizona State University West, School of Management,
4701 West Thunderbird Road, Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100; firstname.lastname@example.org