The sociology of consumption group was founded in 2002 by Kai-Uwe Hellmann and Dominik Schrage. It is an open forum for sociological research on consumption in Germany. We took that initiative because, on the one hand, in German sociology there is a widespread consensus concerning the general relevance of this subject, but, on the other hand, research on consumption is not very well networked in German Sociology and is mostly situated at the margins of the discipline. The group thus aims to reinforce research and debate on the sociology and theory of consumption via conferences and publications.
The book series “Sociology of Consumption and Mass Culture” (publisher: VS, Wiesbaden, Germany), edited by Kai-Uwe Hellmann and Dominik Schrage, is closely linked with the sociology of consuption group.