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Social Scientific Perspectives on Consumption (5 ECTS) 5 ECTS
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Postgraduate studies
Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

General description

General description

The lecture course provides social scientific perspectives on consumption from the fields of economic sociology, sociology and social psychology. The course is intended for both MA and PhD level students at the universities of Tampere, Turku and Jyväskylä.



Atte Oksanen (UTA)

Markus Kaakinen (UTA)



Dr. Minna Autio (HU), Prof. Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen (UTA), Dr. Taru Lindblom (UTU), Prof. Atte Oksanen (UTA), Prof. Semi Purhonen (UTA), Prof. Olli Pyyhtinen (UTA), Dr. Mette Ranta (JYU), Prof. Pekka Räsänen (UTU) & Prof. Terhi-Anna Wilska (JYU)


19.10.  at 12–16,  Linna 5026–5027

Course opening: practical details (Atte Oksanen)

Pekka Räsänen: Consumption from the perspective of economic sociology

Taru Lindblom: Food consumption, status struggle and  economic inequality


26.10. at 12–16,  Linna Linna 5026–5027

Atte Oksanen: Debt problems and life-course transitions

Mette Ranta: Towards youth financial independence: Psychological and societal factors


2.11. at 12–16, Linna 4013

Minna Autio: Sustainability in consumption: goods, services and innovations

Semi Purhonen: Cultural stratification: Starting points and recent debates


9.11.  at 12–16, Linna 5026–5027

Terhi-Anna Wilska: Consumption, necessities and excess

Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen & Olli Pyyhtinen: Consumption and waste





Lectures are in Tampere and available as videos for students of Jyväskylä and Turku Universities.


Requirements for 5 ECTS

1) Lecture diaries in English or in Finnish (max 300 words/lecture, in total 2400 words)

2) Essays (max 3000 words including a reference list). Each lecture will include additional reading package (i.e. scientific articles). At least 3 articles should be used in the essay.

DL 25.11 (lecture diaries) & 9.12. (essays)

Enrolment for University Studies

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Atte Oksanen, Teacher responsible
Markus Kaakinen, Teacher responsible


19-Oct-2016 – 9-Nov-2016


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Each lecture will include reading package (scientific articles) that should be used in the essays.

Further information

Lectures are in Tampere and available as videos for students of Jyväskylä and Turku Universities. Enrollment by sending email to markus.kaakinen@uta.fi