6, No. 2, May 2005
Journal of American Culture
devoted entirely to the interdisciplinary topic of consumer culture
in the United States is planned. Submissions are encouraged from
scholars in all relevant academic disciplines. Contributions are
especially welcome that shed light on significant elements of
American consumer culture, their interconnections as well as their
linkages to major developments in American life. Submissions,
15-25 pages in length, are to be original scholarly manuscripts,
formatted according to MLA style guidelines. In noting references
please use in-text citations of the author's name and page number.
Also in light of space limitations, please avoid excessive use
of endnotes. Submit email copies of manuscripts as well as inquiries
to Dr. Monroe Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2005.
Free! is an independent magazine focused on American media
and consumer culture. Published twice a year, it is sold in stores
across the US and Canada. Or available by subscription from 390
Butler Street, Brooklyn NY 11217.
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
for members and $20.00 for nonmembers. All orders must be prepaid
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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: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org;
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; email@example.com.
Ltd., 6 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4PU, UK; email: Subscription@sagepub.co.uk;
Tel: +44 (0) 171 330 1266; Fax: +44 (0) 171 374 8741. www.sagepub.co.uk.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
A. Fuat Firat, Arizona State University West, School of Management,
4701 West Thunderbird Road, Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100; email@example.com