10/19: My very first book talk will be a week from today at Malmö’s own + most beloved Signal Center for Contemporary Art. Join us at 7pm on Thursday, October 26: come for the sociology, stay for the party. Hope to see you there.

10/24: I don’t speak French so this makes me feel crazy fancy, and I’m really looking forward to talking with all these smart folks about the work I’ve been doing for these past years. RSVP to Romuald, and I hope to see you there!

10/19: My very first book talk will be a week from today at Malmö’s own + most beloved Signal Center for Contemporary Art. Join us at 7pm on Thursday, October 26: come for the sociology, stay for the party. Hope to see you there.

10/16: Thanks again to Professors Apolonija Šušteršič and Sunniva McAlinden and their wonderful students for another great week in Oslo at KHiO with the second iteration of No More Arty Bollocks!

10/7: “The Economic World Obverse” by myself and Clayton Childress is out now at American Behavioral Scientist. Get it while it’s hot.

10/4: I did some sociology and you can read it over at Hyperallergic. Thanks to Christine for letting me share her story and to Hrag and Laila at Hyperallergic.

10/2: Next month hope to see you on the

2018 North American Tour
11/1 Montréal, INRS
11/2-5 Montréal, SSHA
11/6 Toronto Theory Workshop
11/7 Yale Comparative Research Workshop
11/7 ! RELEASE DATE / BOOK PARTY ! New Haven
11/10 UVA Sociological Working Group on Aesthetics, Meaning & Power
11/11-12 UVA W/C

Book info here (+ now you can read the introduction).
I’ll be back in February, so if I miss you this time hope to see you then!

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8/14: To be honest arriving at ASA to see a big ol’ blown up version of the book cover at the Stanford booth was pretty exciting. As are the blurbs I got to read:

The Work of Art offers an intimate investigation of the economics of earning a living making art: where the money comes from and where it goes, and how artists justify, to themselves and others, their strategies for supporting their work. Alison Gerber makes a solid contribution to sociology, to economics, and to our understanding of the practicalities of an artistic career.”

—Howard S. Becker, author of Art Worlds

“Alison Gerber’s The Work of Art is a welcome treatment of how artists develop their self-conceptions and their production practices. This account expands our insight into a cutting edge area of economic and cultural sociology, examining the art world where questions of valuation and good work are highly salient, and provides an exciting approach to how material objects are given value. Personal and powerful, Gerber’s work will alter how those who care about the lives of artists think about the role of money and identity in the creative process.”

—Gary Alan Fine, author of Everyday Genius

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8/13: There’s a version of my talk about cultural fields, binarism, and gravity (sans janky animations) over at SocArXiv. Thanks much to great audiences at ASA and ESOOW; more conversations now and forevermore very much welcome.

7/21: Two midsummer notes:

In August I’ll be in Montreal with the rest of the North American wing of the discipline. I’ll be presenting on the regular program on Saturday at 8:30 at a panel on Art & Money in Creative Living, and at the Economic Sociology / Organizations, Occupations, and Work preconference at 10:15 on Friday. I’ll also be rushing around at the Economic Sociology roundtables at 8:30 on Sunday, as Emily Barman and I organized ’em. Hope to see you in Montreal.

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In November plans are coming together for a miniature “book tour” and a couple of related talks, workshops, + seminars on new work up and down the East Coast, starting November 7 at Yale. Holler at me if you want me to come and wave my new book around or workshop a messy new paper with you!

6/13: It is happening (now with cover).

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