Call for Papers

Special Issue Call for Papers: Intersecting the Body


SI Editors: Zeynep Arsel, Søren Askegaard, Maria Carolina Zanette, Gaël Bonnin

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2022

In the last decade, the body has taken the stage as a central actor, not only just situated, but active and agentic in (re)shaping consumption itself. In this special issue, SI editors ask for contributions on both the material and discursive elements that affect bodies interacting with consumption, markets, and culture. They suggest (but definitely not limit) contributions in the following areas:

  • Bodies and technology, and how this interaction affects the formation of markets and cultural discourses
  • Bodies and sensemaking, exploring how the body is situated under consumer culture
  • Bodies and affect, and how affect towards objects of consumption is formed in networks of bodies in the marketplace
  • Gendered bodies, Othered bodies, and their role in consumption, markets, and culture
  • Bodies, taste, and practices
  • Physiology of bodies, and how they affect markets and the environment
  • Bodies and space in the marketplace
  • Bodies in transition
  • Transhumanism, and its new role in reconfiguring markets and consumption
  • Body and research methods


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Call for Papers: Communication in Global Crises: Critical Discourses on Consumption, Culture, Power, and Resistance


SI Editors: Arindam Das, Lee Edwards, and Himadri Roy Chaudhuri

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2021

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