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Beyond the Discourse of Sexualization

An Inquiry into the Adultification of Tween Girls’ Dressing in Singapore

Bernice Loh

’ adultification should be studied more closely alongside processes of commercialization and consumption. They argue that this is because girls can no longer be understood apart from their consumption activities or their role as consumers. I highlight the role of

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Patrick McEvoy

–94). Though meeting the tastes and values of consumers of artisan cheese is a key part of the economic calculus of artisan cheesemakers, Paxson does not investigate consumers directly in her research. As a result, consumers have little voice or presence beyond

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Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

Medical Design Anthropology, Improvisational Practices and Future Imaginings

Jonathan Ventura and Wendy Gunn

-care technologies. His main argument gives focus to re-conceptualising the patient as skilled practitioner rather than as a passive consumer of home dialysis machines. In his empirical materials, he shows how dialysis patients administer medicine and conduct

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From Urban Agriculture to Urban Food

Food System Analysis Based on Interaction Between Research, Policy, and Society

Heidrun Moschitz, Jan Landert, Christian Schader and Rebekka Frick

suffice to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They conclude that the focus must be expanded to, among others, changing consumers’ food consumption behavior and redesigning the local food distribution system. In other words, the potential of

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Osnat Roth-Cohen and Yehiel Limor

certain aspects of life. Jhally (1987) argues that advertising does not create values and attitudes, but rather reflects the collective dreams of consumers in a given society. New German immigrants brought with them an assortment of cultural and

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John Ireland and Constance Mui

not merely in their vision but also in their very being. To be sure, as Matt Eshleman makes clear in his review article of William Irwin’s The Free Market Existentialist: Capitalism without Consumerism , countervailing forces remain very strong – even

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‘Being TED’

The university intellectual as globalised neoliberal consumer self

Wesley Shumar

1979 )? Second, if this was now a consumer industry and the student was the customer, in what way was ‘the customer always right?’ This first phase did not occur in Europe, Asia and other places at the same time because most other countries still had

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The Doll “InbeTween”

Online Doll Videos and the Intertextuality of Tween Girl Culture

Jessica E. Johnston

Pleasant Company has shaped girl culture in the consumer marketplace ( Acosta-Alzuru and Roushanzamir 2003 ; Duffey Story 2002 ). Although tweens are often discussed as the target market for American Girl, girls in their teen and young adult years have

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Rethinking the class politics of boredom

Marguerite van den Berg and Bruce O’Neill

marginality. Contracting labor markets arrested career trajectories, stymied the development of home life, and curtailed social relations mediated by consumer practices, for example. Rather than a plight of the privileged, boredom impacted the most

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“Forging New Malay networks”

Imagining global halal markets

Johan Fischer

discourses about piety and proper practices among Muslims. Only recently have these markets become global in scope, and states, manufacturers, restaurants, shops, certifiers, and consumers around the world are faced with ever stricter and more complex