7, No. 1, December 2005
Academic Position: The Department of Sociology invites
applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Sociology,
beginning August 2006. Ph.D. or dissertation successfully defended
prior to issuing of contract. Preference given for a specialist
in Popular Culture with additional strengths in Theory and Methods.
Commitment to teaching excellence and to development and promotion
of the Belmont Sociology Program on and off campus required. Willingness
to engage students in co-curricular activities and to teach at
all levels and in alternative course formats (e.g. 8-week formats,
online) is necessary. All Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative
general education program with significant interdisciplinary components.
Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can
demonstrate an interest in and ability to work collaboratively
in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses
in this program.
Send letter of application, vitae, statement of teaching philosophy
(including, if desired, other teaching materials), and three letters
of reference (at least one addressing teaching performance) to
Dr. Andi Stepnick, Sociology Search Chair, Department of Sociology,
Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212. Each
applicant is asked also to respond in writing to Belmont's mission,
vision, and values statements, articulating how the candidates'
knowledge, experience and beliefs have prepared him/her to function
in support of these statements. (These statements are found, for
example, at: http://www.belmont.edu/visitors/mission.cfm.)
Screening of candidates will begin January 31, 2006 and will continue
until the position is filled. . For additional information regarding
the Department of Sociology see www.belmont.edu/sociology.
Call for Abstracts, Papers, & Special Session Proposals
CONSUMER CULTURE THEORY CONFERENCE, University of Notre Dame,
August 2-3, 2006
Conference Theme: The conference focuses on the Consumer
Culture Theory Approach explicated by Eric Arnould and Craig Thompson
in the March, 2005 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research.
Qualitative, interpretive, ethnographic, videographic, netnographic,
poetic, and phenomenological consumer research is sought. The
intent is to provide a forum for work in early stages (abstracts),
completed work (papers), and thematic topics addressed by several
projects (special session proposals). Methodological papers will
be welcome as well as substantive papers. Organizers are seeking
a publisher to produce an edited book of the best papers presented
at the conference. Submission Deadline: May 1, 2006
Contact Conference Co-chairs for details and complete Call for
Papers: John F. Sherry, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org,
Russ Belk email@example.com.
Call for Papers: JBR Special Issue on Anti-Consumption
The Journal of Business Research (JBR) announces a call
for papers with the intention of publishing a special issue concerning
anti-consumption. This call for papers is coupled with a symposium
held in June 2006 by the International Centre for Anti-Consumption
Research (ICAR). For more information on ICAR, anti-consumption,
and the 2006 Symposium, please visit www.icar.auckland.ac.nz.
Those attending or presenting at the symposium are invited to
submit full-length papers for consideration into the JBR special
issue. Note: submissions are NOT restricted to ICAR affiliates
or those attending the symposium; this is an open call.
Topics:The following is a list of various topic areas
that could be classified under anti-consumption; a large proportion
of this list with relevant references is viewable at the ICAR
- The undesired
self and image congruency;
resistance and culture jamming;
- The effect
of negative information;
grudge-holding and retaliation;
resistance and technophobia;
- Risk aversion
towards genetically modified foods;
Marketing to promote responsible consumption and behaviour.
The above list is by no means exhaustive, and interested authors
are invited to consider the fit of other potential topics through
discussion with Michael Lee.
Special Issue: Eligible papers should take into consideration
the unique positioning statement and intended audience of JBR,
as well as the objectives and topic areas of ICAR. Manuscripts
to be considered for this special issue should be submitted no
later than July 15, 2006. JBR aims to have the special
issue published in 2007. Authors of papers that are currently
under review or who will submit their manuscript before the special
issue due date, may indicate if they wish to have their paper
published in the special issue, upon acceptance.
Submission Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format
according to the submission guidelines given on the Journal's
and addressed to: JBR Special Issue, Michael S W Lee, Special
Issue Co- Editor, Journal of Business Research, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael R. Hyman, Special Issue International Co-Editor
Michael S. W Lee, Special Issue Co-Editor & Symposium Coordinator
Karen Fernandez, Special Issue Associate Co-Editor
Call for Papers: International Sociological Association,
XVI World Congress in Durbin, South Africa, 23-29 July 2006.
Papers are sought for the session on Children, Consumption and
Popular Culture sponsored by Research Committee 53 (Sociology
of Childhood) of the International Sociological Association.
As media, brands, icons, products and markets expand their reach
in a global economy, children and childhoods are thereby transformed.
The pace, extent and trajectory of these transformations remain
largely unclear and under-examined. The papers in this session
will address, in theoretical and empirical ways, how childhoods
are becoming articulated in relation to marketized cultural production
and, as well, the ways in which children's practices (and parental
action) transform or otherwise re-articulate the meanings offered
by children's culture industries. Especially welcome are papers
situated in or addressed to non-Western/non-Global North contexts.
Abstracts are due by 15 December 2005 to Dan Cook (email@example.com).
Final papers are due by 15 May 2005. Participation requires the
payment of the World Congress registration fee (details at http://www.ucm.es/info/isa/).
For all sessions offered by RC53, go to http://www.ucm.es/info/isa/rc53.htm
and find the ISA icon.
Consumption, Markets Culture (CMC), Special
DVD Issue: Resonant representations,Volume 8, No. 3, September
2005. CMC is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue
(September 2005) which includes a DVD attachment with videos as
well as photo essays, and sound essays from contributors from
Europe, North America and Asia. The guest editors are Russell
Belk (University of Utah, USA) and Robert Kozinets (York University,
Canada). This may be the first of its kind for a journal like
CMC is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to critical
essays and research papers concerning consumerism, markets and
popular culture. It is published under the auspices of Routledge
- a division of Taylor and Francis. We are completing eight years
of successful publication and invite interested scholars to submit
their work. For a detailed description of the journal, please
visit our website http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10253866.asp
and/or write to us: Alladi Venkatesh firstname.lastname@example.org;
A. Fuat Firat email@example.com,
The Journal of Research for Consumers is a Web-based interdisciplinary
journal publishing consumer research that furthers the interests
of consumers through information provision and theoretical advancements.
Empirical, theoretical, and methodological articles are featured,
along with commentaries and essays that seek to further consumers'
understanding of the consumption process and its many implications.
The Journal is a "free-to-air" online-only journal. Submissions
are double-blind peer-reviewed. The journal is published bi-annually: