Professor, University of Manchester
University of Manchester
School of Sciences & Sociology
PO Box 88
Telephone: +44 16 13 06 60 00
1976 PhD, University of Leeds
1972 MA, Durham University
1971 BA, University of Cambridge
1999 Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester
Professional affiliations: Director of Research, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester (2006-2008) Co-director, ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition, University of Manchester (1999-2006), Member ESRC Research Gants Board
Teaching: Most of my teaching occurs at the postgraduate level at present, due to my research commitments.
Recent relevant research grants include: The Diffusion of Consumer Culture: a Comparative Analysis (2003-2005), Cultural Capital and Social Exclusion: a Critical Investigation (2003-2006) and Consumer Trust in Food: a European Study of the Social and Institutional Conditions for the Production of Trust (2002-2004).
Numerous keynote addresses including:
1) "Ordinary consumption in everyday life." Keynote address to Westermarck Society (Finnish Sociological Association) Annual Conference, Rovaniemi, March 2001; 2) "Themes and challenges in consumer research." Keynote speech to the annual conference of the Danish Consumer Agency (EMFU), Copenhagen, November 2001; 3) "The dynamics of ordinary consumption." Public lecture SIFO, Oslo, April 2003; "Technology, innovation and consumption." Keynote address to the conference Manufactured Leisure, National Consumer Research Centre, Helsinki, September 2004; 4) "Taste and the paradoxes of consumption." Keynote address to Social Theory and Consumption: international seminar on 60th anniversary of Jukka Gronow, University of Helsinki, November 2005. Visiting Professor, Consumption and Marketing Research Centre of ESPM, Fluminense Federal University, Sao Paolo, Brazil (2007). Visiting Professor, CORELA, L'Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Paris, France (2006-2007). Visiting Professor, Zentrum fur Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen (ZUMA), Mannheim, Germany (2005).
Warde, A. and T. Bennett (forthcoming 2008): "A culture in common: the cultural consumption of the UK managerial elite." In: Sociological Review Monograph Series.
Warde, A. and S. Majima (forthcoming 2008): "Elite consumption in Britain, 1961-2001." In: Sociological Review Monograph Series.
Warde. A (2008): "Does taste still serve power?" In: Sociologica: Italian Online Sociological Review 3.
Warde, A, D. Wright and M. Gayo-Cal (2007): "The meaning of cultural omnivorousness, or the myth of the cultural omnivore." In: Cultural Sociology 1(2), p. 143-164.
Warde, A., U. Kjaernes and M. Harvey (2007): Trust in Food: an institutional and comparative analysis. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Warde, A., M. Savage and F. Devine (2005): "Capitals, assets and resources: some analytical points." In: British Journal of Sociology 56 (1), p. 31-47.
Warde, A. (2005): "Consumption and the theory of practice." In: Journal of Consumer Culture 5 (2), p. 131-54.
Warde. A. and G. Tampubolon (2002): "Social capital, networks and leisure consumption." In: Sociological Review, 50 (2), p. 155-181.
Warde, A. and J. Gronow (2001) (eds.): Ordinary Consumption. London: Routledge.
Warde, A. and L. Martens (2000): Eating Out: social differentiation, consumption and pleasure. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Warde, A., W. Olsen and L. Martens (1999). "Consumption and the problem of variety: cultural omnivorousness, social distinction and dining out." In: Sociology 33 (1), p. 105-127.
Warde, A. (1997): Consumption, Food and Taste: culinary antinomies and commodity culture. London: Sage.
Warde, A., S. Edgell and K. Hetherington (1996) (eds.): "Consumption Matters." In: Sociological Review Monograph Series A.
Warde, A. (1994): "Consumption, identity‑formation and uncertainty." In: Sociology 28 (4), p. 877‑898.
See full list publications here: http://www.cric.ac.uk/cric/staff/Alan_Warde/publications.htm