Paul James Morgan, sociology graduate student, has received a $5,000 University of North Carolina Ashville Fellowship Award to study how labor, aesthetic and use values influence how craftspeople make and price their items for sale. The research, which will contribute to his dissertation, will include interviews and observations conducted in person at local craft fairs and in the online marketplace of via forums and live video chat.

Funding for this study began in October and will run through April 2013.

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