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asa Fifth Avenue shopping

The sociological equivalent of Fifth Ave. shopping is pulling out the Am Ex for publisher’s bags filled with books and swag from the ASA book exhibit. (Or, for those of us who prefer purchasing items from the privacy of home, online shopping for books to be delivered by mail. Only the delivery fulfillment staff will know our proclivity for a particular author or text…)

The haul: 12  books, 1 award, publisher swag (pens and buttons), and more books to arrive by snail mail

The haul: 12 books from Cornell University Press, Oxford University Press, NYU Press, Duke University Press, Penguin, Westview Press, and Beacon Press (signed by the author herself, Barbara Katz Rothman), 1 award certificate from Emerald, assorted publisher swag (pens and buttons), white paper summaries, and more books to arrive later from presses that couldn’t do on-site sales, like UChicago Press

Written by katherinechen

August 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

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  1. So, how much did this little literary shopping spree cost you?

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    Howard Aldrich

    August 14, 2013 at 5:41 pm

  2. The damage was less than $200 thanks to discounts and firesale/give-aways, but that amount doesn’t include the $500 spent on ASA membership, section dues, and conference registration in order to enter the book exhibit.

    Of course, what’s priceless (a-hem, Am Ex joke) is discussing book ideas with press editors, getting book recommendations for courses and research directly from press reps, chatting with a nattily dressed Fred Wherry and Michel Anteby (where was Bill Cunningham to capture that moment?), catching up with a “sociology rocks!” t-shirt wearing Matt Wray, and meeting Vicki Smith and others while browsing books.

    Shopping at the asa book exhibit is like the Spitalfields market crossed with the Maker Faire on steroids. If only it were outdoors and not in a convention hall…

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    katherinechen

    August 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm

  3. “Shopping at the asa book exhibit is like the Spitalfields market crossed with the Maker Faire on steroids. If only it were outdoors and not in a convention hall…”

    Katherine, I think your version would be a lot more fun! Spitalfields would have a much more diverse & energetic crowd, and the Maker Faire would have stuff I’d never seen before or even imagined could be made by humans!

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    Howard Aldrich

    August 15, 2013 at 1:34 am

  4. Pretty sweet! Looks like a this cost you a pretty penny though.

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    Nation

    August 19, 2013 at 10:19 pm


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