Welcome to the University of Chicago’s Workshop on Money, Markets and Consumption. Our workshop is a venue for economic sociologists to present their work (both finished and in progress) and receive feedback. Our presenters emphasize the role of ethnographic fieldwork and historical findings to critically analyze economic assumptions. The workshop provides a forum for both theory and research into empirical, “on the ground” economic behavior around markets, money, and consumption, which allows researchers to observe and deduce the various social and cultural factors that influence and problematize this behavior. Our workshop aims to build up an interdisciplinary community of students and faculty to both critique and complement rational economic theories about individual and group economic behavior, through factors such as social, cultural, and historical context. Our faculty sponsors are Karin Knorr Cetina and Ryon Lancaster.
The workshop meets on alternating Tuesdays from noon to 1:20 p.m. throughout the quarter. For Autumn 2010, we are in Harper Memorial Library, Room 148. A light lunch will be served during each session. For more detailed information and access to presenter materials, please join our group listserv.
All other inquires can be directed to student coordinators:
Karen Ellis [ellisk (at) uchicago.edu], or
Craig Tutterow [craigtutterow (at) uchicago.edu].