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Luxury: Theory and practice

Théories et pratiques du luxe

Revue de l'Institut français de la mode n°1

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Published on Monday, August 01, 2016 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

The inaugural issue will deal with a definition: how can luxury be defined? In other words, approaching luxury from the angle of how it is considered, demarcated and the more or less successful attempts to outline its perimeter in terms of concepts, methods, representations, fields of application and scientific disciplines. In addition to examining the multitude of definitions of luxury, as well as what these definitions presuppose, this issue of the IFM Review “Luxury: Theory and Practice” will open up the space for thought to different academic disciplines (sociology, philosophy, anthropology, economics, management history and management science) as well as to the free examination of the wide range of subjects (food, fashion, clothes, cars, architecture, art, etc.) that come under the umbrella of the luxury object or service.

Announcement

Argument

At the end of 2016, the Institut Français de la mode will launch a multidisciplinary, biannual review that exclusively covers the theme of luxury and its various avatars (wealth, conspicuous consumption, distinction, etc.). The review will be open to different research fields and to fruitful collaborations between international academics and will be published on paper and online, in both French and English. 

The inaugural issue will deal with a definition: how can luxury be defined? In other words, approaching luxury from the angle of how it is considered, demarcated and the more or less successful attempts to outline its perimeter in terms of concepts, methods, representations, fields of application and scientific disciplines.

In addition to examining the multitude of definitions of luxury, as well as what these definitions presuppose, this issue of the IFM Review “Luxury: Theory and Practice” will open up the space for thought to different academic disciplines (sociology, philosophy, anthropology, economics, management history and management science) as well as to the free examination of the wide range of subjects (food, fashion, clothes, cars, architecture, art, etc.) that come under the umbrella of the luxury object or service.

 It is possible that the multiplicity of subjects will result in a range of heterogeneous, variable, even contradictory definitions according to the different fields of research. How can the subject of “luxury” be thematised? Under what conditions? To what extent does luxury (or do luxuries) call into question the established division of disciplines, even certain categories that seemed to be recognized and operational, most notably in economics?

Submission guidelines

Proposal submissions must include 

  • Author’s name;
  • Affiliation (university/institution, faculty, department, research team, etc.);
  • Title (provisional) for the proposal;
  • Ann outline of your approach to the topic
  • 200-word abstract
  • Bibliography (brief outline at this stage)
  • The format can range from 15 000 to 30 000 characters (including spaces)

Submit your proposals to

  • oassouly@ifm-paris.com

Calendar

  • September 1st 2016: deadline for proposals (or finished papers)

  • September 15th 2016: review of proposals and acceptance notification
  • November 30th  2016: deadline for articles
  • December 30th 2016: deadline for articles that require modifications
  • January 2017: publication online and on paper

Scientific committee

  • Véronique Nahoum Grappe (Researcher at EHESS, Centre Edgar Morin; anthropologist and ethnologist)
  • Benoit Heilbrunn (Marketing Lecturer at ESCP Europe, Lecturer at IFM and CELSA; On the editorial panel of the Agenda de la pensée contemporaine (Flammarion) and of Décisions marketing)
  • Thierry Paquot (University lecturer, Philosopher in Urbanism, Institut d’urbanisme de Paris, Université Paris Est Créteil Val-de-Marne)
  • David Zajtmann (Lecturer at IFM; PhD in Management Science, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Olivier Assouly (Lecturer at IFM; PhD in philosophy, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Benjamin Simmenauer (Lecturer at IFM; ENS Lyon, Aggregation in philosophy)
  • Olivier Peyricot (Head of Research, Cité du Design de Saint Etienne)
  • Nadège Sougy (Assistant lecturer in Social and Economic history at the Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
  • Marco Belfanti (Lecturer in the History of Economics and Head of the Economics and Management Department at the University of Brescia, Italy)
  • Georgio Riello (Professor and Director of the Warwick Institute of Advanced Study, Warwick University, G.B.)
  • Emilie Hammen (History of Art PhD student, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Lecturer at IFM)
  • Frederic Godart (Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD)
  • Gilles Fumey (Lecturer in cultural geography, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and Sciences-Po Paris)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, September 01, 2016

Keywords

  • luxe, consommation, cultures, économie

Contact(s)

  • Olivier Assouly
    courriel : oassouly [at] ifm-paris [dot] com

Information source

  • Olivier Assouly
    courriel : oassouly [at] ifm-paris [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Luxury: Theory and practice », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, August 01, 2016, https://calenda.org/373357

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