Consumers & Consumption Breakout Sessions

SESSION ONE ~ VALUE IN PLACE

4461 Hutchinson Breakout Room

Tim Rosenkranz, The New School for Social Research, Sociology
Marketing the (Desti-)Nation: Relations of Speculation, Brokerage and Translation

Max Besbris, New York University, Sociology
Disentangling the Effects of Race and Place in Economic Transactions: Findings from an Online Field Experiment

Mario Campana, University of London, Goldsmiths Institute of Management Studies
A Theory of Object Mutation

Co-discussion leaders:
Eric Arnould, Aalto University
Jennifer Smith Maguire, University of Leicester School of Business

SESSION TWO ~ FINANCE

4220 Gould Classroom

Maude Pugliese, McGill University, Sociology 
A Nation of Installment Plan Buyers: Why Homeownership is the Main Wealth-Building Vehicle in the US Population

Angelina Grigoryeva, Princeton University, Sociology
Household Use of Consumer Finance and Wealth Mobility

Anna Custers, University of Oxford, Marketing
Financial Fragility and Creditor Pressure: A Narrative Perspective

Co-discussion leaders:
Melanie Wallendorf, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona
Juliet Schor, Boston College

SESSION THREE ~ MARKET ACTORS

2467 Terrell Breakout

Jonathan Bean, Bucknell University, Markets, Innovation and Design
Objects as Consumers

Andrew C Cohen, Yale University, Sociology
Seeing the Market: The Case of Advertising Agencies and Their Clients

Eliisa Kylkilahti, University of Helsinki, Consumer Economics
Playful Consumer Tactics and Co-performance in Everyday Services

Co-discussion leaders:
Amber Epp, University of Wisconsin School of Business
Nina Bandelj, University of California, Irvine

SESSION FOUR ~ FOOD

1410 Kissick Conference

Merin Oleschuk, University of Toronto, Sociology
Consuming the Family Meal: News Media Constructions of Home Cooking, Processed Food Consumption, and Health

Amy Singer, Franklin & Marshall College, Sociology
Made Someplace Else: Managing a Stigmatized Reputation through Displacement and Passing

Viviane Riegel, ESPM, Communications and Consumption (PPGCOM)
Food, Brands & Consumption in Sao Paulo: Possibilities of Cosmopolitan Attitudes for Young People

Co-discussion leaders:
Sonya Grier, American University
Shyon Baumann, University of Toronto

SESSION FIVE ~ DISTINCTION & DIFFERENCE

2230 Nooyi Classroom

Florian Stoll, Bayreuth Academy of African Studies, Sociology. CCS Postdoctoral Fellow
Totemic Objects as Focal Points of Middle-Class Milieus in Nairobi, Kenya

Gry Høngsmark Knudsen, University of Southern Denmark, Marketing and Management
Affectual Assemblages: Understanding Public Spheres around Ads on YouTube

Shelly Steward, University of California, Berkeley, Sociology
The Multiple Meanings of Thrift Store Shopping: Narratives of Consumption as Symbolic Capital

Co-discussion leaders:
Craig Thompson, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Omar Lizardo, University of Notre Dame

SESSION SIX ~ CONSUMPTION COMMUNITIES

2220 Jones Classroom

Niklas Woermann, University of Southern Denmark, Marketing
The Microglobalisation of Consumption Communities: Interaction, Community and Consumption in Synthetic Societies

Nicholas Pendarvis, California State University, Marketing
Frame Formation and the Legitmation of Contested Practices within Consumption Communities

Thomas Calkins, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sociology
Tracking Changes: The Survival and Loss of Chicago’s Independent Record Stores, 1970-20

Co-discussion leaders:
Albert Muñiz, Jr., DePaul University
Melissa Aronczyk, Rutgers University

SESSION SEVEN ~ NEGOTIATING CONSUMER MARKETS (INVITED SESSION)

1556 Hundt Conference

Hannah Wohl, Northwestern University, Sociology
The Social Production of Signature Styles: Consumption Practices of Contemporary Art Collectors

Alex Mitchell, Queen’s University, Smith School of Business
The World of Tomorrow: Technological Change and Market Development

Anissa Pomiès, Concordia University, Marketing
The Emergence of Hermesian Markets

Co-discussion leaders:
Markus Giesler, Schulich School of Business, York University
Anna Lund, Linnaeus University