Sociology of Consumption and Households

At the Sociology of Consumption and Households (SCH) group, we are interested in social inequalities across the life course. We study processes, causes and consequences of social inequalities in (food) consumption, care and health.

Research and projects

Within the Sociology of Consumption and Households group, we aim to understand who is at risk of malnutrition, bad health, and lack of care and how well-being is produced and allocated in households, larger social networks, and within different settings.

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The Sociology of Consumption and Households (SCH) Group and the Rural Sociology (RSO) Group at Wageningen University are looking for a post-graduate researcher (Early Stage Researchers - ESR) to carry out a research project on: The politics of care and defining the good life: elderly women’s community food economies in rural Japan.
This project is part of Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity (WEGO), a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN), funded by the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 and coordinated by The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The deadline for applications is noon, March 1, 2018. For more information: check our news section.


Education and courses

The Sociology of Consumption and Households group (SCH) is involved in several education programmes. Read all about our courses, thesis opportunities, programmes and minors.

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Sociology of Consumption and Households Seminar:

'Politics, practices and the transformative potential of sustainable diets'

5 March 2018 at 10.30-12.00 hrs in lecture hall C 79 (Leeuwenborch, Hollandseweg 1, Wageningen)

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Exhibition in Forum Library

Until the end of March SCH group member Maartje Bulkens is exhibiting her artwork in the cabinet on the first floor of the Forum Library.

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