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Critical Research in Consumer Culture Network

The Critical Research into Consumer Culture (CRiCC) Network is an interdisciplinary grouping of scholars from across the social sciences, humanities and beyond who are actively researching issues relevant to the study of consumer culture, broadly defined. The CRiCC network is ‘housed’ at the Department of Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa. Its members include academic members of staff and postgraduate students from Wits as well as other universitieis in South Africa and abroad. The CRiCC Network was set up as part of a larger project funded by a Carnegie Transformation Programme Large Research Grant (2012) through the University of the Witwatersrand and has been funded by other grants since then (SPARC, Thuthuka, Friedel Sellschop Award). Membership is open to any academics or postgraduate students actively working on issues relevant to ‘consumer culture’ broadly defined.

Visit the CRiCC website

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