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Call for papers

Be among the first to publish in Consumption and Society and revitalise the relevance of consumption studies for the societal challenges of the 21st Century.

Consumption and Society publishes articles that advance understandings of consumption as a societal phenomenon, embedded in, and constitutive of, socio-economic, material and cultural configurations. The journal contributes to debates on contested aspects of consumption, such as environmental impacts, digitalisation, the shifting balance of collective versus private consumption, commodification and inequalities. While anchored in sociological understandings of consumption, the journal welcomes submissions from a diverse range of cognate disciplines and fields, including: anthropology, geography, gender studies, history, marketing and Consumer Culture Theory (CCT), media and communication studies, political science, Science and Technology Studies, and environmental social sciences.

We invite theoretically informed empirical papers, as well as theoretical and methodological pieces, that contribute to the understanding of consumption as a societal phenomenon. Diverse methodological and theoretical approaches are welcome. Submissions may be up to 8000 words. The journal also publishes other, shorter, formats, including Keyword Essays, Book Review Essays, Book Reviews and Interviews. If you are interested in contributing non-standard pieces, please contact the Editors to discuss – we welcome proposals for innovative ideas and novel formats. The Editors also welcome suggestions for Special Issues and shorter Special Sections (three or four related papers), to promote novel research agendas.

The Editors aim to encourage inclusivity and diversity in Consumption and Society. The journal is actively supportive of submissions from early career scholars. We will promote scholarship from the Global South, and our Editorial Advisory Board includes Regional Representatives for Africa, Latin America and East and South Asia. See our full Editorial Board. We welcome suggestions for Special Issues or Special Sections that showcase scholarship from, and focus research on, specific geographical regions.

Consumption and Society is an online journal and accepted papers will be published from August 2022 as soon as the editorial process is complete. We are committed to a timely, intellectually rigorous, and collegial editorial and reviewing process.  If you are interested in submitting to the journal, please see our instructions for authors, or contact the Editors to discuss non-standard submissions or ideas for Special Issue and Sections. We will be accepting online submissions from February 2022. Papers will be published from August 2022 as soon as the production process is complete

Editorial Board

Marlyne Sahakian
, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Stefan Wahlen, University of Giessen, Germany
Dan Welch, University of Manchester, UK

Associate Editors
Manisha Anantharaman
, Saint Mary's College of California, USA
David M. Evans, University of Bristol, UK
Ben Fine, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK
Tally Katz-Gerro, University of Haifa, Israel
Irmak Karademir-Hazir, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Alan Warde, University of Manchester, UK