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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Our colleague Chizu Sato published a chapter titled “Empowering Women: A Symptom of Development?” in this new book “Psychoanalysis and the GlObal”, edited by Ilan Kapoor.
For more information check our news page.
SCH joins CSPS
Together with the chair group Health and Society we are now members of the Centre for Space, Place and Society. The centre will as of now consist of five chair groups GEO, RSO, SDC, HSO and SCH. We look forward to fruitful discussions and collaborations.
Green teacher award
Our colleague Chizu Sato received the Green Teacher Award today. With this reward Green Office Wageningen honors teaching staff who can distinguish themselves as ‘Green Teachers’.
More information:
Here you can find the booklet with the interview excerpts of all award winners:


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)

More information under agenda.