CFP: Retailing, Distribution and the Family: Historical Approaches

The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD)

When: Tuesday 24 May 2016

Where: Wolverhampton City Campus, University of Wolverhampton

Submission guidelines: Individual papers are usually 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. CHORD also welcome shorter, 10 minute ‘work in progress’ presentations. Please send title and abstract of c.300 to 400 words, specifying whether you are proposing a 10 or a 20 minute presentation to Laura Ugolini by 4 March 2016.

CHORD invites submissions for a workshop that explores the role of the family in retailing and distribution. Papers focusing on any historical period or geographical area are welcome. CHORD invites both experienced and new speakers, including speakers without an institutional affiliation. Potential speakers are welcome to discuss their ideas with the organiser before submission (please see details above). Some of the themes that  might be considered include (but are not limited to):

  • Family businesses and enterprises
  • Selling to the family
  • The family in retail advertising and marketing
  • Retailing, distribution, households and extended families
  • The family in distribution networks and channels
  • Retailing, distribution and family labour
  • Inheritance, legacy and generational change
  • Fictional and factual representations of the family in retailing and distribution

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