This will be the home for my latest research project, which I’m calling “Building Value: Handbuilt Bikes and Global Value Chains”. Somewhere between a “commonplace book” and a repository for “shitty first drafts“, handbuildingvalue should give me space to work through ideas, links and analysis as the project evolves.

My name is Ben Brewer and I am a professor of sociology at James Madison University in Virginia, though views and opinions expressed herein (on this self-hosted blog) do not reflect those of my employer or any affiliate organizations. Please drop me a line if you’ve got questions, comments or want to chat!