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Book Chapter Published – Intimacies, Critical Consumption and Diverse Economies

Edited by Emma Casey (Senior Lecturer Sociology at Kingston) and Yvette Taylor (Professor at Strathclyde), Intimacies, Critical Consumption and Diverse Economies explores the importance of consumption in shaping the intimacies of everyday life. With contributions from ten academics spanning sociology, … Continue reading

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Fieldwork in China on Grocery Shopping for Over 65s

I am currently in China! Beijing specifically, but before that I spent a week doing fieldwork in Qingdao and Nanjing (in the Mid/South East). It was always part of the plan that I would come to China during my 18-month … Continue reading

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Writing About Consumption

“The single main problem with conventional writing about consumption is that it seems to consist largely of authors who wish to claim that they are deep by trying to show how everyone else is shallow.” (Miller 2012, p. 107) This … Continue reading

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Shopping at Whole Foods Market the Way Nature Intended

Whilst in Cheltenham for a weekend break, my friend spotted Whole Foods Market amidst a crowded retail park on the edge of town. Having previously visited one of their stores in New York she raved that they were a super … Continue reading

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Fashion Talk at Intimacies, Families and Practices of Consumption

Last Friday, the 1st February 2013, I attended and presented at the British Sociological Association (BSA) conference Intimacies, Families and Practices of Consumption. It was a combined meeting of the British Sociological Association’s Families and Relationships and Leisure and Recreation … Continue reading

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The Consumer as Chooser

Now I have started my PhD, my blog will in some ways become a bit of a research diary. I won’t discuss confidential data, but during my review of the literature and methodology planning, I think some interesting points to … Continue reading

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