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New book: Markets and the Arts of Attachment

[Routledge acaba de publicar un nuevo libro – Markets and the Arts of Attachment, editado por Franck Cochoy, Joe Deville, Liz McFall – de posible interés para los lectores de este blog]

Markets and the Arts of Attachment (Hardback) book coverMarkets and the Arts of Attachment, edited by Franck Cochoy, Joe Deville, Liz McFall

Table of Contents

Introduction: Markets and the Arts of Attachment, (Liz McFall, Franck Cochoy, Joe Deville)

  1. From Social Ties to Socio-Economic Attachments: A Matter of Selection and Collection, (Franck Cochoy)
  2. Manufacturing the Consumer’s Truth: The Uses of Consumer Research in Advertising Inquiry, (Tomas Ariztia)
  3. Marketing and the Domestication of Social Media, (Kevin Mellet)
  4. Interfacing Attachments: The Multivalence of Brands, (Carolin Gerlitz)
  5. You are a Star Customer, Please Hold the Line…’: CRM and the Socio-Technical Inscriptions of Market Attachment, (Alexandre Mallard)
  6. The Market will Have you: The Arts of Market Attachment in a Digital Economy, (Liz McFall and Joe Deville)
  7. ‘My Story has no Strings Attached’: Credit Cards, Market Devices and a Stone Guest, (José Ossandón)
  8. From Market Relations to Romantic Ties: The Tests of Internet Dating, (Emmanuel Kessous)
  9. Acquiring Associations: On the Unexpected Social Consequences of Possessive Relations, (Hans Kjellberg)

Afterword: The Devices of Attachment, (Michel Callon)

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Mattering Press launches

[Joe Deville nos comparte la muy buena noticia del lanzamiento de los primeros cuatro libros de la nueva editorial Mattering Press. Los libros son: On Curiosity: The Art of Market Seduction de Franck Cochoy, Modes of Knowing: Resources from the Baroque, editado por John Law & Evelyn Ruppert; Practising Comparison: Logics, Relations, Collaborations, editado por Joe Deville, Michael Guggenheim & Zuzana Hrdličková; e Imagining Classrooms: Stories of Children, Teaching and Ethnography, de Vicki Macknight. Los libros están disponibles en formato impreso y de libre acceso digital. La mejor de las suertes con esta muy buena iniciativa!]

On curiosity hrMattering Press, a new Open Access book publisher and registered charity, has launched. Four years in the making, the press will produce major new contributions that engage the field of Science and Technology Studies. All books are available freely as ebooks and as printed books to purchase for around £15 / $20.

The first four books include two monographs and two edited collections. Perhaps of particular interest to readers of Estudios de Economía is the publication in English for the first time of Franck Cochoy’s book On Curiosity: The Art of Market Seduction. The book takes readers on a journey through the world of curiosity, looking at some of the many ways this misunderstood force has been used to push and pull us towards markets. The book is a translation of De la curiosité, published in French by Armand Colin in 2011.  Continue reading

Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies Contemporary Currents

Oxford University Press publicó recientemente el Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies Contemporary Currents editado por Paul S. Adler, Paul du Gay, Glenn Morgan y Michael Reed. El libro es una colección de 30 capítulos, la mayoría escrito por autores que han inspirado algunas de las discusiones en este blog (como F. Cochoy, B. Czarniawska, M. Power, P. Miller) y de temas tales como Garfinkel, Luhmann, Callon, Latour, Foucault, economía de las convenciones y análisis comparado del capitalismo. Entre ellos va el capítulo: “What’s new in the ‘new, new economic sociology’ and should Organization Studies care?” de Liz McFall & José Ossandón (para los interesados una versión de borrador disponible acá). Link a tabla de contenido y capítulo de introducción: Continue reading

Cultura y Economía: itinerario de dos conceptos

El último número de Revista Observatorio Cultural del Departamento de Estudios del Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes de Chile, incluye el artículo de Tomás Ariztía “Cultura y economía: itinerario de dos conceptos”. Comienza así:

“Conceptos como industrias creativas, industrias culturales o economía de la cultura se han vuelto recurrentes en la conversación sobre el campo cultural y las políticas culturales. Suelen ir  asociados a la idea que las actividades culturales pueden ser definidas como actividades  económicas y, por lo tanto, son factibles de un análisis de este tipo. Esta conexión cultura/economía no es tan evidente, sin embargo. O al menos no lo ha sido para buena parte de la sociología. Por ejemplo, el concepto de industrias culturales nace justamente para criticar la injerencia de la lógica económica en el ámbito de la cultura. Quienes primero hablaron de industria cultural (Adorno, Horkheimer y la Escuela de Frankfurt) lo hacían para denunciar los efectos de la expansión de la lógica comercial a la cultura. Más allá de las críticas que se puedan hacer a sus análisis —como en el caso de la Escuela de Frankfurt, su noción elitista de cultura— su interés en problematizar y examinar las conexiones entre economía y cultura es un desafío hoy más que vigente. Sobre todo en países como el nuestro en donde el lenguaje económico neoclásico es la doxa dominante por ya varias décadas”. Continue reading

Limn_Issue Number Four: Food Infrastructures

Nuevo número de la muy interesante revista Limn. El número está dedicado a “Food Infrastructures” y es descrito de la siguiente forma:

“This issue of Limn analyzes food infrastructures and addresses scale in food production, provision, and consumption. We go beyond the tendency towards simple producer “push” or consumer “pull” accounts of the food system, focusing instead on the work that connects producers to consumers. By describing and analyzing food infrastructures, our contributors examine the reciprocal relationships among consumer choice, personal use, and the socio-material arrangements that enable, channel, and constrain our everyday food options.”

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Devising or agencing markets?

[Como parte de nuestra colaboración inter-redes publicamos este post invitado de Liz McFall conjuntamente con Charisma-Network. La nota es en inglés pero, como siempre, comentarios en español y portugués son muy bienvenidos]

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Valparaiso in Chile, where Joe Deville and I were taken by Charisma folk Tomas Ariztía and José Ossandón in the summer of 2012, is built around an amphitheatre looking towards the Pacific Ocean and north towards the neighbouring hills. It is a city constantly growing towards higher land.

The urban fabric … adapting to the slopes, generates its own language: one on top of another, the buildings position themselves to ensure command over the view, the sun, and proper ventilation. The volumes climb, rotate, or hang from streets that draw any degree of horizontal elevation, or on a slope, and take over the hillsides, the banks, or the encounter of the hills with the plain.  

This geo-architecture makes for some challenging market encounters since sharp corners and steep rises constantly fracture lines of sight (as you can’t quite see in the photo). Valparaiso endures as a city with a mercantile imagination to match its history but the adaptive ingenuity of this device still fascinated me. Continue reading

Economic Sociology E. Newsletter (French style)

El Nuevo número de Economic Sociology_the European Electronic Newsletter viene cargado a la reciente sociología francesa de los mercados y las “cualidades” e incluye, entre otros, un artículo de F. Cochoy y S. Dubuisson-Quellier y una entrevista con Lucien Karpik. Acá va el índice: Continue reading

Sociologist defends bureaucracy from the business school. An interview with Paul du Gay

I met Paul du Gay one February morning in his office in Kilen, an amazing building of the Copenhagen Business School where the Department of Organization is located. In this podcast, du Gay revisits the different moments of his career so far. As his En elogio de la burocracia has recently been published in Spanish, the conversation takes off there, with stop overs in retailers and Consumption and Identity at work, and the puzzling notion of “cultural economy”, in order to finally land in Du Gay’s own experience as sociologist working in business schools and his current research on “what makes an organization” with Signe Vikkelsø. Many thanks to Antonio Stecher and Vicente Sisto – our critical management, identity and work experts at Estudios de la Economia– for discussing and suggesting questions for this interview. Continue reading