Cultures of Consumption

Project: NetworkInternal collaboration (LU), Interdisciplinary research

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities
  • Cultural Studies



The research node "Cultures of Consumption" wants to profile, stimulate and develop research on consumption practices in a broad sense. In the node researchers, doctoral students and master students with different subject backgrounds, mainly from the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, but also from other departments, meet. We want to deepen the understanding and scrutinizing of the phenomenon itself by means of the diversity of theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives, research fields and debates that fit within today's consumption research. For example, current discussions on recycling, market mechanisms and social exclusion, cultural appropriation, AI and digital tracking, cultural economy, run parallel with cultural-historical perspectives on, for example, merchandising of religious symbols or the consumption of media infrastructure.

By talking about consumption cultures in plural, it is emphasized how different ways of socially and culturally organizing consumption result in varying practices, materiality and societal consequences, as well as specific norms, values and cultural meanings - which can sometimes end up on collision course.

The node's activities consist of seminars, workshops and guest lectures.

Layman's description

The research node Cultures of Consumption wants to highlight and scrutinize current research on consumer society and consumption cultures.
Effective start/end date2018/01/012025/01/01


Related research output

Susanne Lundin (ed.), Johanna Rivano Eckerdal (ed.) & Lynn Åkesson (ed.), 2021, Lund: Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper, Lunds universitet. 166 p. (ETN. Etnologisk skriftserie; vol. 10)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

Håkan Jönsson, 2020 Sep 9, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag. 186 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Related activities

Salomonsson, K. (Invited speaker)
2020 Oct 22

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Jönsson, H. (Interviewee)
2020 Sep 21

Activity: OtherMedia participation

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