CFP: [Cultural-Historical] The Globetrotting Shopaholic: Consumer Spaces, Products, and their Cultural Meanings

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The Mall Project
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Call for Papers

The editors of The Globetrotting Shopaholic: Consumer Spaces, Products,
and their Cultural Meanings invite submissions for an upcoming anthology
on consumer/ commercial spaces and mass consumption. Interest from a
major publishing house has already been expressed.

We welcome original, unpublished interdisciplinary contributions covering
all aspects of consumer/commercial spaces and mass consumption. Topics
of particular interest include:

*The consumer space of the American and non-American shopping mall
*The “geography” of consumption (i.e., the landscapes of consumerism)
*Transnational consumer/commercial spaces and mass consumption
*The marketing of branded merchandise (i.e. seasonal goods, body
products, Hollywood merchandise, athletic goods, etc.)
*Themed consumer venues
*The Internet as a shopping space (e.g., how the internet has reshaped
the traditional shopping experience)
*The need (and perceived need) of products
*The abundance of purchased goods/shopping centers
*“At-home” shopping (catalogue or television)
*Shopping in war zones (whether this is visiting a 7-11 in Baghdad,
receiving requested goods from home, visiting local shops, or shopping
*Personal viewpoints on the shopping mall

Submission of 500-word abstracts, and one to two paragraph bios should be
emailed to by November 15, 2007. A tentative
deadline for completed anthology chapters (of between 4000 and 8000
words) has been set for January 31, 2008. All abstracts/final
submissions must be double spaced, submitted in Microsoft word as a .doc,
and follow the Chicago Manual of Style format.

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