Music, Culture, and Heritage


Special issue of Consumption, Markets & Culture; Deadline 1 May 2016

Call for Papers

Consumption, Markets & Culture
Special issue theme: Music, Culture, and Heritage
Submission deadline, May 1st, 2016

Guest Editors:

Sharon Schembri and A. Fuat Firat
College of Business and Entrepreneurship, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA

This call for papers invites both empirical and conceptual papers to consider music, culture, and heritage as a discursive site of human action and social interaction. In the societal context, music, culture, and heritage are symbolically embedded throughout the market, as well as within cultural and ritualistic practice. The complex and evolving social action surrounding markets, music, culture, and heritage are generating innovative, unconventional, and radical shifts in the way the market operates, the way music is presented to the market and consumed within, along with the associated cultural heritage. By considering music, culture, and heritage in a nonconventional, nonconformist manner, the goal is to generate innovative, radical, and even heretical schools of thought in consumer culture research.

Manuscripts submitted for this special issue should follow the Consumption, Markets, and Culture guidelines for format and references and should not exceed 10,000 words (references included).

Please submit manuscripts by 1st of May, 2016, via

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