The biennial EIASM Interpretive Consumer Research workshop will be held in Edinburgh. The workshop attracts established and emerging scholars mainly, but not exclusively, from Europe. We are interested in examining the symbolic, socio-cultural, historical, ideological and experiential aspects of consumption and we draw our theoretical inspiration from a wide variety of research traditions from the social sciences, arts and humanities. A key feature of the workshop that makes it different is that we strive to maintain it as a ‘workshop’. This means that it’s relatively small and intimate and offers an opportunity to discuss ideas in an informal, friendly and supportive atmosphere.
To foster dialogue and debate and to differentiate ICR8 from other similar conferences like CCT, the focus will continue to be theoretical and methodological innovation in interpretive consumer research; that is, we are not overly concerned with empirically grounded papers. We are inviting both single papers and special sessions (a series of three papers focused around a single theoretical or methodological theme). In addition we welcome suggestions for roundtable discussions from a group of scholars focused on a substantive theme.
We invite papers, special sessions and roundtables that address (but are not limited to) the following themes:
The academic program will start on 16 April 2015 in the morning at around 8.30 AM and will end on 17 April 2015 in the afternoon, at around 6 PM. A welcome reception will be organised on 15 April in the late afternoon. The Workshop dinner will be organised on 17 April.
Click here for the detailed final programme.
• For papers, 1 page abstract, 12 pt Times New Roman, single spaced; for special sessions 2 pages with 1 section that introduces the theme and three short abstracts of each paper in the session; for roundtables 1 page abstract plus a list of roundtable discussants).
No. of Rooms: 15 rooms for single occupancy
£95.00 B&B per room per night
Superior Studio Suites per night at £119.00 per night
Cancellations made before March 30, 2015 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.
Payments should be made by :
ADMINISTRATIONMs. Cristina Setyar - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCKÈRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
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