9, No. 1, November 2007
New Research Group Forming: Age and Consumption
The American Sociological Association’s Section
on Aging and the Life Course sponsors several
Research Groups that function
as interest groups and informal networks within the Section. There
are plans to form a new Research Group on Age and Consumption
in 2008. The collective welcomes scholars:
- with an interest in age and all phases of the consumption
cycle: markets, production, acquisition, possession, and disposal;
- who study all manner of commodities and goods, such as housing,
financial services, leisure and travel, fitness, and self-care,
but also a host of other consumer items;
- who focus on consumption from the perspective of the enterprise,
the consumer, or both;
- who theorize the intersection of life course, identity, and
Whether you are a Section member or not, student or faculty,
the organizer, David Ekerdt, would welcome a note of inquiry. If
there is sufficient interest, the Research Group could have its
first meeting at the ASA meeting in Boston, in conjunction with
the Aging and Life Course section’s Roundtable session
on August 1, 2008. Possible presentations at that session
would be eligible for listing in the ASA meeting program.
Again, please direct inquiries and expressions of interest to
David Ekerdt at the University of Kansas (firstname.lastname@example.org). Is
there a market for this?
The Consumer Studies Research Network has revamped
We invite you to check it
out and give us feedback. We welcome
Send your comments to Dan Cook at email@example.com.
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