Some information about me
Liz McFall is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Open University. Her research explores the historical significance of devices including advertising for making markets especially for challenging – or dull - products like life insurance. Under CRESC's Remaking Capitalism theme she is engaged in exploring consumer market organisations under the web project Charisma: consumer market studies (see http://www.charisma-network.net/ ) and the 'What Makes Organisations?' project led by Paul du Gay at Copenhagen Business School. She is currently working on a book entitled Devising Consumption (Routledge, Sept 2012) which argues for a pragmatic approach to understanding how technical, material, artistic and metaphysical elements collide in consumer markets. She is the author of Advertising: a cultural economy, co-editor of Conduct: sociology and social worlds and co-editor of the Journal of Cultural Economy.
Refereed Journal Papers
Liz McFall (2010), 'Following the line of least resistance?: advertising, agencements and crashes', CRESC Working Paper 84.
Liz McFall (2007), 'Prudentialism and the ‘missionaries’ of life assurance', CRESC Working Paper 32.
The focus here is on whether and how concepts of performativity and ideas about formatting by knowledge can be developed to understand present day capitalism. This project...
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