Frederick F. Wherry Talk

'Consumption studies and economic sociology in the US context: the field, the expectations, and publishing strategies'

Monday, November 13, 4pm
Institute of Marketing and Management
Departmental meeting room, V5-107a-2

Publishing outside one’s disciplinary home is important and sometimes essential for researchers working in interdisciplinary fields. Achieving success can be a tricky business, and requires being aware of the rules and norms of various disciplines and journals one might only have a broad awareness of. In this conversational roundtable discussion Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, Frederick F. Wherry, reflects on these questions in relation to sociology, economic sociology, and consumption studies in the US context. Additionally, Professor Wherry will also talk about his research agendas in relation to the book series he co-edits at Stanford University Press, ‘Culture and Economic Life’.

Frederick F. Wherry is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. He earned his PhD in sociology from Princeton in 2004 and his MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School in 2000. He uses qualitative and comparative methods to ask how race and other identities matter in the marketplace, how individuals make sense of credit and debt, and why some communities (but not others) can more easily use their cultural traditions to revitalize their neighborhoods. He is the vice-president of the Social Science History Association and will serve as its president after November 2017. He is also chair-elect of the Economic Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association and past-chair of the Consumers and Consumption Section. He is co-editor, most recently, of Money Talks: How Money Really Works with Nina Bandelj and Viviana Zelizer and is general editor of The Sage Encyclopedia of Economics and Society: Volumes 1-4. He is currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Consumption (with Ian Woodward) while finishing a new book titled Financial Citizenship (with Kristin Seefeldt and Anthony Alvarez). He co-edits a book series at Stanford University Press: Culture and Economic Life; and he currently serves on the Community Development Research Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Inquiries: Professor Ian Woodward, IMM, iawo@sam.sdu.dk