Jennifer Smith Maguire
Jennifer is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Production and Consumption. Her research focuses on the intersection of processes of cultural production and consumption in the construction of markets, tastes and value. Major areas of interest include cultural intermediaries as taste makers and key market actors in the cultural economy of goods and the study of consumption as a cultural field; the production and consumption of provenance as a form of value in the cultural fields of super-premium wine, craft beer and local food; the construction of new regimes of good taste in contemporary urban China; the commercial fitness field, and the construction of the value of the fit body. Jennifer is the co-director of the Cultural Production and Consumption Research Group (http://www.le.ac.uk/cultural-production-and-consumption), and an elected council member of the American Sociology Association Consumer and Consumption Section.
Jennifer Smith Maguire, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Production and Consumption at the School, outlines the motivation behind an experiment-in-abstinence undertaken by some of her freshman tutees. As a relative newcomer to the School, I’ve spent much of the past year thinking about what it means to teach ‘Critical Management Studies’ (CMS). Across the modules I […]
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On the day after Black Friday, Jennifer Smith Maguire, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Production and Consumption at the School, discusses the goals and history of ‘Buy Nothing Day’. Saturday 30 November is ‘Buy Nothing Day’, an annual one-day event that invites us to step off the shopping treadmill and think critically about the place of […]
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