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Michael Wood

M. WoodMichael Wood received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests are in the areas of consumer behavior, social change, culture and consumption. Current research projects focus on social and psychological influences on impulse buying, debt, and saving. He has published articles on symbolic consumer behavior, moral reform social movements, and on content and text analysis. He is the author (with Louis A. Zurcher) of The Development of a Post-Modern Self (Greenwood Press 1988), an historical analysis of changing conceptions of self in the U.S. He was a 1994 summer fellow at the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture, Boston University. He currently teaches courses in consumer behavior, research design and methodology, and marketing for nonprofit organizations.

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Faculty Publications

Across Generations
Building Popular Power
Fighting To Learn
High Profile Crimes
New York and Amsterdam
One Out of These
Opting Out
Questioning The Veil
Sadomasochism In Everyday Life
Seeing The Light
Sewing Women
Strangers No More
The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis
Torture Twilight of Empire
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