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Jennifer Smith Maguire

Professor Jennifer Smith Maguire

Professor of Cultural Production and Consumption

Summary

Jennifer is an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in the socio-cultural study of consumer culture and cultural intermediaries, whose research focuses on the construction of markets, tastes and value, primarily in relation to food and wine.

She has published widely in leading journals including the Journal of Consumer Culture, Consumption, Markets & Culture, Journal of Macromarketing and the International Journal of Cultural Studies.

She is the author of Fit for Consumption: Sociology and the Business of Fitness (Routledge, 2008), editor of Food Practices and Social Inequality (Routledge, 2017) and co-editor of The Cultural Intermediaries Reader (Sage, 2014), and has guest-edited special issues for Cultural Politics, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Food Culture & Society, and Journal of Marketing Management.

Jennifer is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with over 20 years of experience teaching in higher education in the UK, Canada and the US, has supervised to completion 4 PhDs, and has served as examiner on 6 further PhDs.

Her research and teaching are interdisciplinary (spanning the fields of cultural and economic sociology, media and cultural studies, and critical management and marketing) and international (via collaborations with colleagues in the US, France, Australia and China).

She is a member of the International Partners’ Research Network of the UNESCO Chair for Culture and Traditions of Wine; Past-Chair of the Consumers and Consumption section of the American Sociological Association; and leads the SHU-wide Culture, Health, Environment, Food and Society (CHEFS) research cluster.

Jennifer joins SBS from the University of Leicester School of Business.

  • About

    Qualifications
    • 2017, Fellow, Higher Education Academy
    • 2005, Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy
    • 2002, PhD Sociology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)
    • 1997, MA Sociology, McMaster University
    • 1995, Bachelor Arts and Science Honours, McMaster University

    External Examiner of Taught Programmes
    • 2016-2020, Lancaster University, Management School
    • 2013-2017, Nottingham Trent University, Department of Communication, Culture and Media
    • 2013-2016, Goldsmiths University, Department of Media, Communications and Sociology

    Examiner of Research Degrees
    • 2018, University College of London Institute of Education
    • 2018, University of Toronto, Department of Sociology
    • 2010, Edith Cowan University, School of Communication and Arts
    • 2006, 2016, 2017, University of Leicester School of Business

    Professional Contributions to the Field
    •Lead, Culture, Health, Environment, Food and Society (CHEFS)
    • Past-Chair, American Sociological Association Section on Consumers and Consumption
    • Member of the Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies (CAMEo)
    • Promotion and tenure reviewer
    • Peer reviewer for journals and funding bodies

    Dept of Service Sector Management Sheffield Business School

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Smith Maguire, J. (2019). Media representations of the nouveaux riches and the cultural constitution of the global middle class. Cultural Politics, 15 (1).

    Spielmann, N., Smith Maguire, J., & Charters, S. (2018). Product patriotism: How consumption practices make and maintain national identity. Journal of Business Research. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.05.024

    Smith Maguire, J. (2018). The taste for the particular: A logic of discernment in an age of omnivorousness. Journal of Consumer Culture, 18 (1), 3-20. http://doi.org/10.1177/1469540516634416

    Smith Maguire, J., Watson, D.J., & Lang, J.T. (2017). The question of ‘alternatives’ within food and drink markets and marketing: introduction to the special issue. Journal of Marketing Management, 33 (7-8), 495-501. http://doi.org/10.1080/0267257x.2017.1328906

    Smith Maguire, J. (2016). Introduction: Looking at Food Practices and Taste across the Class Divide. Food, Culture & Society, 19 (1), 11-18. http://doi.org/10.1080/15528014.2016.1144995

    Smith Maguire, J., & Lim, M. (2015). Lafite in China. Journal of Macromarketing, 35 (2), 229-242. http://doi.org/10.1177/0276146714529975

    Smith Maguire, J. (2013). Provenance as a filtering and framing device in the qualification of wine. Consumption Markets & Culture, 16 (4), 368-391. http://doi.org/10.1080/10253866.2012.662829

    Smith Maguire, J., & Hu, D. (2013). Not a simple coffee shop: local, global and glocal dimensions of the consumption of Starbucks in China. Social Identities, 19 (5), 670-684. http://doi.org/10.1080/13504630.2013.835509

    Strickland, P., Smith‐Maguire, J., & Frost, W. (2013). Using family heritage to market wines. International Journal of Wine Business Research, 25 (2), 125-137. http://doi.org/10.1108/ijwbr-2012-0009

    Maguire, J.S., Strickland, P., & Frost, W. (2013). Familiness as a form of value for wineries: a preliminary account. Journal of Wine Research, 24 (2), 112-127. http://doi.org/10.1080/09571264.2013.766161

    Maguire, J.S., & Matthews, J. (2012). Are we all cultural intermediaries now? An introduction to cultural intermediaries in context. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 15 (5), 551-562. http://doi.org/10.1177/1367549412445762

    Smith Maguire, J. (2010). Provenance and the liminality of production and consumption: The case of wine promoters. Marketing Theory, 10 (3), 269-282. http://doi.org/10.1177/1470593110373190

    Smith Maguire, J. (2008). The personal is professional. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 11 (2), 211-229. http://doi.org/10.1177/1367877908089265

    Maguire, J.S., & Stanway, K. (2008). Looking good. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 11 (1), 63-81. http://doi.org/10.1177/1367549407084964

    Maguire, J.S. (2008). Leisure and the Obligation of Self‐Work: An Examination of the Fitness Field. Leisure Studies, 27 (1), 59-75. http://doi.org/10.1080/02614360701605729

    Zukin, S., & Maguire, J.S. (2004). Consumers and Consumption. Annual Review of Sociology, 30 (1), 173-197. http://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.soc.30.012703.110553

    Maguire, J.S. (2002). Body Lessons. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 37 (3-4), 449-464. http://doi.org/10.1177/1012690202037004896

    Maguire, J.S. (2001). Fit and Flexible: The Fitness Industry, Personal Trainers and Emotional Service Labor. Sociology of Sport Journal, 18 (4), 379-402. http://doi.org/10.1123/ssj.18.4.379

    Knight, G., & Smith Maguire, J. (1998). High-Tech Feudalism; Warrior Culture and Science Fiction TV. Florilegium, 15, 267-282.

    Smith Maguire, J. (1996). The Mall in Motion: a Narrative Stroll Through the Obstacle Course. Speed: Technology, Media, Society, 1 (3).

    Maguire, J.S., & Matthews, J. (n.d.). Cultural Intermediaries and the Media. Sociology Compass, 4 (7), 405-416. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-9020.2010.00285.x

    Book chapters

    Smith Maguire, J. (2019). Natural wine and the globalization of a taste for provenance. In Inglis, D., & Almila, A.-.M. (Eds.) The Globalization of Wine: The Trans-Nationalization and Localization of Production and Pleasure. Bloomsbury

    Maguire, J.S. (2018). Taste as Market Practice: The Example of “Natural” Wine. In Research in Consumer Behavior. (pp. 71-92). Emerald Publishing Limited: http://doi.org/10.1108/s0885-211120180000019005

    Smith Maguire, J. (2017). Wine and China: Making Sense of an Emerging Market with Figurational Sociology. In The Social Organisation of Marketing. (pp. 31-59). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51571-7_2

    Smith Maguire, J. (2017). Consumption of leisure. In Keller, M., Halkier, B., Wilska, T.-.A., & Truninger, M. (Eds.) Routledge Handbook on Consumption. (pp. 420-430). Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315675015

    Smith Maguire, J., Bain, J., Davies, A., & Touri, M. (2017). Storytelling and market formation: An exploration of craft brewers in the United Kingdom. In Untapped: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Craft Beer. (pp. 19-38).

    Maguire, J.S., & Zhang, D. (2016). Shifting the Focus from Consumers to Cultural Intermediaries: An Example from the Emerging Chinese Fine Wine Market. In Research in Consumer Behavior. (pp. 1-27). Emerald Group Publishing Limited: http://doi.org/10.1108/s0885-211120160000018001

    Smith Maguire, J. (2014). Fitness. In Smith Maguire, J., & Matthews, J. (Eds.) The Cultural Intermediaries Reader. (pp. 156-167). Sage

    Smith Maguire, J. (2014). Bourdieu on Cultural Intermediaries. In Smith Maguire, J., & Matthews, J. (Eds.) The Cultural Intermediaries Reader. (pp. 15-24). Sage

    Smith Maguire, J. (2014). The Territorial Brand of Champagne and Cultural Omnivorousness [La Marque Territoriale du Champagne et “l‘Omnivorité” Culturelle]. In Strategies for Wine Territories: Clusters, Governance and Branding Conference Proceedings. (pp. 137-146). Reims Management School

    Matthews, J., & Smith Maguire, J. (2014). Introduction: Thinking with Cultural Intermediaries. In Smith Maguire, J., & Matthews, J. (Eds.) The Cultural Intermediaries Reader. (pp. 1-12).

    Smith Maguire, J. (2014). Cultural Omnivores. In Cook, D.T., & Ryan, J.M. (Eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. (pp. 204-216). Wiley-Blackwell

    Smith Maguire, J. (2014). Cultural Intermediaries. In Cook, D.T., & Ryan, J.M. (Eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies (Edited by D.T. Cook and J.M. Ryan). (pp. 212-214). Wiley-Blackwell

    Gunter, B., & Smith Maguire, J. (2011). Media, Body Image and Eating Disorders. In Media Psychology. Palgrave

    Maguire, J., & Smith Maguire, J. (2010). Figurational Sociology. In Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology (Edited by G. Ritzer and M. Ryan). Blackwell

    Smith Maguire, J. (2010). Body Lessons: Fitness Publishing and the Cultural Production of the Fitness Consumer. In Consumption. Edited by Alan Warde. Sage

    Smith Maguire, J. (2008). Fit for Consumption: Making Sense of Fitness. In Rutter, S.D. (Ed.) The Social Issues Collection: A Routledge/University Readers Custom Library for Teaching. New York: Routledge

    Smith Maguire, J. (2008). Technologies (of Self-of Domination). In Malcolm, D. (Ed.) The Sage Dictionary of Sports Studies. (pp. 261-262). London: Sage

    Smith Maguire, J. (2008). Surveillance. In Malcolm, D. (Ed.) The Sage Dictionary of Sports Studies. (pp. 257-258). London: Sage

    Smith Maguire, J. (2008). Discipline. In Malcolm, D. (Ed.) The Sage Dictionary of Sports Studies. (pp. 69-70). London: Sage

    Smith Maguire, J. (2007). The Culture of Fitness: Opportunities and Challenges for Health. In Frank, F., & Robertson, R. (Eds.) Marketing Sport and Physical Activity: A Twenty-First Century Priority. (pp. 1-13). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Baptist University

    Smith Maguire, J. (2007). Body Lessons: Fitness Publishing and the Cultural Production of the Fitness Consumer. In Tomlinson, A. (Ed.) The Sport Studies Reader. (pp. 202-210). London: Routledge

    Maguire, J.S. (2006). Exercising Control: Empowerment and the Fitness Discourse. In Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender. (pp. 119-129). Palgrave Macmillan US: http://doi.org/10.1057/9780230600751_11

    Zukin, S., & Smith Maguire, J. (2005). Consumers and Consumption. In Hogg, M. (Ed.) Consumer Behaviour I: Research and Influences. (pp. xxxx).

    Knight, G., & Smith Maguire, J. (2004). Media: An Upper Level Inquiry Course. In Jenkins, H., Ferrier, B., & Ross, M. (Eds.) Combining Two Cultures: McMaster University’s Arts and Science Programme: A Case Study. (pp. 79-90).

    Knight, G., & Smith Maguire, J. (2004). Introduction to Inquiry Courses. In Jenkins, H., Ferrier, B., & Ross, M. (Eds.) Combining Two Cultures: McMaster University’s Arts and Science Programme: A Case Study. (pp. 68-73).

    Smith Maguire, J. (2002). Michel Foucault: sport, power, technologies and governmentality. In Maguire, J., & Young, K. (Eds.) Theory, Sport & Society. (pp. 293-314). JAI Press

    Smith Maguire, J. (2001). Talking to Personal Trainers. In Ewen, S., assistant editors Smith Maguire, J., & Raymond Beckler, A. (Eds.) The New Media Reader: Introduction to Media Studies, Critical Texts. (pp. 270-274).

    Smith Maguire, J. (n.d.). Wine, the Authenticity Taste Regime and Rendering Craft. In The Organization of Craft Work: Identities, Meanings and Materialities. Edited by E. Bell, G. Mangia, S. Taylor & M.L. Toraldo. Routledge

    Smith Maguire, J., Davies, A.J., Bain, J., & Touri, (n.d.). Storytelling and Market Formation: An Exploration of Microbrewers in the UK. In Chapman, N., Lellock, J.S., & Lippard, C. (Eds.) Untapped: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of the Craft Beer Revolution. West Virginia University Press

    Maguire, J.S. (n.d.). Taste, Legitimacy, and the Organization of Consumption. Oxford University Press: http://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190695583.013.8

    Books

    Smith Maguire, J.B. (Ed.). (2017). Food Practices And Social Inequality: Looking at food practices and taste across the class divide. Routledge.

    Smith Maguire, J., & Matthews, J. (2014). The Cultural Intermediaries Reader. SAGE Publications Limited.

    Smith Maguire, J. (2008). Hanging Out and the Mall: The Production of a Teenage Social Space. Germany: VDM.

    Smith Maguire, J. (2008). Fit for Consumption: Sociology and the Business of Fitness. London: Routledge.

    Ewen, S., assistant editors Smith Maguire, J., & Raymond Beckler, A. (Eds.). (2001). The New Media Reader: Introduction to Media Studies, Critical Texts. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

    Theses / Dissertations

    Smith Maguire, J. (2002). Bodies Fit for Consumption: The Cultural Production of the Fitness Field. (Doctoral thesis). City University of New York Graduate Center

    Presentations

    Smith Maguire, J. (2015). Aesthetics as market devices: Taste as a logic of and for practice in the natural wine market. Presented at: Everyday Aesthetics and the Cultural Industries in a Globalizing World, University of Amsterdam, 2015

    Smith Maguire, J. (n.d.). The construction of an urban, middle-class Chinese consumer culture: The case of cultural intermediaries in the Shanghai wine market. Presented at: The Habitable City: Chinese urban history in a Global Context, University of Leicester, 2013

    Smith Maguire, J. (n.d.). Authenticity is the new luxury?: Market myths and the reproduction of consumer culture. Presented at: American Sociological Association Annual Conference, 2015, Chicago, 2015

    Other publications

    Smith Maguire, J. (2007). Commercial Fitness and Challenges for Health. http://www.icsspe.org/portal/index.php?w=1&z=5&sta=2

    Smith Maguire, J. (1995). The Rave Community: Youth Subculture as a Positive Phenomenon.

  • Postgraduate supervision

    • David Cockayne ‘Sport Marketing and the Co-Creation of Fan Experience’ (University of Leicester School of Business) 
    • Janice Turner ‘Triathlons and Brand Community’ (University of Leicester School of Business) 
    • Qicong Zhang ‘The Cultural Production and Consumption of Luxury Goods in China’ (University of Leicester School of Business) 

    • Hela Hassen ‘Gift Exchange and Digital Food Media’ (University of Leicester School of Business)
    • Helen Goworek ‘Fashion Retail and Sustainability’ (University of Leicester School of Business)
    • Hye Won Choo ‘The Cultural Production and Consumption of the Fit Body in Korea’ (University of Leicester Department of Media & Communication)
    • Jennifer Cole ‘The Cultural Construction of Thrift in Food Magazine Production and Consumption’ (University of Leicester Department of Media & Communication)

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