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11TH EIASM INTERPRETIVE CONSUMER RESEARCH WORKSHOP


LIVERPOOL, UK, JUNE 9-10, 2022
CO-ORGANISED WITH

CHAIRPERSONS

Daniele Dalli
University of Pisa
Italy


Kathy Hamilton

University of Strathclyde
UK






Avi Shankar
University of Bath
UK


Liz Parsons

University of Liverpool
UK

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The biennial EIASM Interpretive Consumer Research Workshop will be held in Liverpool. 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 event, that makes it different from a typical conference, is that we strive to maintain the workshop spirit. This means that it is relatively small and intimate and offers an opportunity to discuss ideas in an informal, friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our hope is to run a fully in person face-to-face event.

To foster dialogue and debate, 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 papers, videographies, and special sessions (a series of three papers focused around a specific theoretical or methodological issue). In addition, we welcome suggestions for roundtable discussions from a group of scholars focused on a substantive theme.
 

We invite submissions, special sessions and roundtables that address (but are not limited to) the following themes:
  • Methodological innovation in interpretive consumer research;
  • Theoretical approaches that provide new or alternative ways of understanding consumers, consumption and consumer culture (PhD students can submit the theoretical frameworks that underpin their doctoral theses); 
  • Concepts that help us reimagine consumption within an increasingly unsettled global landscape; 
  • Recognition of how Covid encouraged a rethink of our research priorities towards ‘phenomena that matter’;
  • New developments in theoretical/philosophical approaches that have relevance to consumer researchers in light of larger societal challenges (inequality, sustainability etc.)
  • New ideas that are at the early stage of conceptual/ theoretical development;
  • The examination of under theorised domains of consumer action and experience;
  • Critical reviews of existing theoretical/methodological approaches.

PROGRAMME

The academic programme will start on June 9th, early in the morning and finish on June 10th in the afternoon at around 6 pm. A welcome reception will be organised on June 8th, late afternoon. The workshop dinner will be organised this year on Thursday, June 9th.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & DEADLINES

  • For papers, 1 page abstract (excluding references), 12pt Times New Roman, single spaced; for videographies, 1 page abstract similarly together with Vimeo link and password to your video element of max. 10 min in length; 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.
  • Papers to be submitted via the EIASM website. by 28th Feb 2022
  • Notification of acceptation: as of 31st March 2022 . Due to the workshop nature of the event rather than sending papers out for review the conference co-chairs will review and select papers on the basis of their innovation, contemporary relevance and likelihood to promote discussion and debate.
  • For accepted abstracts, 5 page papers, including front page, references and appendix must be sent by 16th May 2022
  • Registration deadline for authors: 29th April 2022.

Online submission will be open soon

PRACTICALITIES

FEES - to be announced

VENUE

University of Liverpool Management School
Chatham Street
Liverpool
L69 7ZH
United Kingdom 

More details will be posted in January

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Cristina Setyar - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - RUE FOSSÉ AUX LOUPS - 38 - 3 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: setyar@eiasm.be