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Capitalization. A Cultural Guide

Image result for Capitalization A Cultural Guide[Presses des Mines acaba de publicar el nuevo libro Capitalization. A Cultural Guide de Fabian Muniesa y 10(¡!) co-autores. El equipo incluye Álvaro Piña-Stranger, que alguna vez escribió en este blog. Muniesa explicó en español los alcances de este proyecto durante su visita a Chile en 2016. Por ejemplo en esta presentación y en esta excelente entrevista en Radio Universidad de Chile]

Capitalization. A Cultural Guide

What does it mean to turn something into capital? What does considering things as assets entail? What does the prevalence of an investor’s viewpoint require? What is this culture of valuation that asks that we capitalize on everything? How can we make sense of the traits, necessities and upshots of this pervasive cultural condition?

This book takes the reader to an ethnographic stroll down the trail of capitalization. Start-up companies, research centers, consulting firms, state enterprises, investment banks, public administrations: the territory can certainly prove strange and disorienting at first sight, with its blurred boundaries between private appropriation and public interest, economic sanity and moral breakdown, the literal and the metaphorical, the practical and the ideological. The traveler certainly requires a resolutely pragmatist attitude, and a taste for the meanders of signification. But in all the sites in which we set foot in this inquiry we recognize a recurring semiotic complex: a scenario of valuation in which things signify by virtue of their capacity to become assets in the eye of an imagined investor.
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Video de la charla de Fabian Muniesa en UDP: ¿A dónde va la antropología del valor financiero?

Making Things Valuable

Making Things ValuableOxford University Press acaba de publicar el libro Making Things Valuable editado por Martin Kornberger, Lise Justesen, Anders Koed Madsen & Jan Mouritsen. El libro incluye capítulos de temas y autores discutidos frecuentemente en este blog. Por ejemplo, el capítulo 1 de Wendy Espeland y Stacy Lom “Noticining Numbers: how quantification changes what we see and what we don’t”; el capítulo 5 de Liliana Doganova y Fabian Muniesa “Capitalization Devices: Business Models and the renewal of markets”; el capítulo 6 de Trine Pallesen “Valuable Assemblages – Or Assembling Values”; o el capítulo 11 de Celia Lury y Noortje Marres “Notes on Objectual Valuation”. El contribuidor de este blog José Ossandón es el autor del capítulo 9 “The enactment of economic things: The objects of insurance”.

 

La introducción al volume está disponible en Continue reading

Table ronde “Connaissances dans le marché”

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La Société d’Anthropologie des Connaissances et le comité de rédaction de la Revue d’Anthropologie des Connaissances organisent une table ronde le vendredi 27 mars de 9h à 13h à l’occasion de la sortie du nouveau numéro de la revue, consacré aux «Connaissances dans le marché» et co-édité par Ronan Le Velly (SupAgro, UMR Innovation) et Frédéric Goulet (CIRAD, UMR Innovation). Cette table ronde rassemble les éditeurs et les auteurs des articles du dossier : Vincent Cardon (Univ. Amiens, CURAPP-ESS), Liliana Doganova (Mines ParisTech, CSI), Alexandre Mallard (Mines ParisTech, CSI), Gérard Marty (LEF), Tommaso Pardi (ENS Cachan, IDHE) et Jean-Marie Pillon (CEE). La discussion sera initiée par Philippe Steiner (Univ. Paris Sorbonne, GEMASS) et Etienne Nouguez (CNRS, CSO), et animée par Ashveen Peerbaye (UPEM, LISIS).

La table ronde aura lieu à la Sorbonne, salle F 673, au bout de la Galerie Gerson, Esc. G2, 1er Etage.. Le dossier est disponible sur le portail CAIRN : http://www.cairn.info/revue-anthropologie-des-connaissances-2015-1.htm Le visionnage de cette table ronde sera disponible en ligne sur le site (http://ifris.org).

Seminario: Cómo las ciencias sociales moldean la realidad que vivimos UAH

Invitación a seminario organizado en torno a Proyecto Fondecyt dirigido por Claudio Ramos, con la participación entre otros de Tomás Ariztía y Liliana Doganova (programa):

El Departamento de Sociología de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado y el Proyecto Fondecyt 1121124 tienen el agrado de invitarle al Seminario: CÓMO LAS CIENCIAS SOCIALES MOLDEAN LA REALIDAD QUE VIVIMOS. Se presentarán y discutirán varios estudios sobre las maneras en que las ciencias sociales contribuyen a producir la realidad social Exponen los investigadores del proyecto: Claudio Ramos y Fernando Valenzuela. Comentan: Marco Ceballos (Universidad Andrés Bello),Liliana Doganova (Mines ParisTech), Tomás Ariztía (Universidad Diego Portales), Sebastián Ureta (Universidad Alberto Hurtado) y Felipe Salazar (Ministerio del Interior).  Continue reading

Workshop: Markets for Collective Concerns? December 11th and 12th 2014, CBS.

Workshop: Markets for Collective Concerns? December 11th and 12th 2014, Copenhagen Business School.  Confirmed speakers: Daniel Breslau, Virginia Tech; Liliana Doganova & Brice Laurent, MINES ParisTech; Nicholas Gane, University of Warwick; Peter Karnøe, University of Aalborg; Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame; Daniel Neyland, Goldsmiths, University of London; Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra, London School of Economics; Annelise Riles, Cornell University. Web site: http://www.cbs.dk/en/viden-samfundet/business-in-society/public-private/news/workshop-markets-collective-concern

Rationale

Despite the recent fall-out of finance, confidence in the market does not seem to be diminishing, but on the contrary, market mechanisms are becoming key instruments to deal with core contemporary collective concerns, including global warming and education (Mirowski 2013). This conference will be devoted to discuss the proliferation of markets that have been devised – not only to work economically – but also to solve collective issues in areas such as environmental pollution, security of supply of energy, quality of education, poverty and health care. Continue reading

Capitalizing on Performativity: Performing on Capitalization

Symposium Capitalizing on Performativity: Performing on Capitalization. 16-17 October 2014, Paris con la participación de los colaboradores de Estudios de la Economía: Daniel Fridman y Álvaro Pina-Stranger.

A cogent appraisal of the spirit of contemporary capitalism and its problems calls for renewed attention to the performative. Business schools, consultancy firms, corporations, investment banks, start-up companies, market research agencies, public administrations and other sites of business life are characterized by the presence of habits, idioms and apparatuses that constitute a significant part of the reality of business. These include techniques for the simulation of business situations, methods for the explanation of business problems, instruments for the valuation of business endeavours, and tools for the presentation of business outcomes. But simulation, explanation, valuation and presentation are not only about accounting for external states of affair. They are, at least in part, about moulding, enacting, provoking and effecting the business realities they signify. Continue reading