I’m not quite sure when it launched, but the new(ish) Charisma Network for scholars of consumer markets has a website chock full of interesting tidbits – from job postings to CFPs to links to blog posts of interest. Network organizers include many of the folks behind the (recently quite quiet) SocFinance blog*. Here’s how the network describes itself:
The site offers an interdisciplinary approach to consumer market research. It is guided by the view that to properly understand the mix of devices and desires that drive markets, consumer market studies should be open to a variety of techniques, methods, theories and perspectives. Charisma therefore has an interdisciplinary, applied focus and will host a range of content including news items, events and announcements, commentaries and working papers as well as photo essays and data visualisations.
Recommended for sociologists, etc. interested in consumer markets, and especially the intersection of STS approaches with consumption.
*As a contributor, I share some of the blame for its torpor. Apologies!