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Cfp_5th Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop, Copenhagen Business School, June 6 – 8, 2018

Call for Papers: Market Situations – Situated Markets. 5th Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop, Copenhagen Business School, June 6 – 8, 2018. Keynote speakers: Jens Beckert (Professor of Sociology and Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne) & Eve Chiapello (Professor of Sociology at the Centre d’Étude des Mouvements Sociaux at EHESS Paris). We invite contributors to submit an extended abstract of 2-3 pages (incl. references) to markets2018.mpp@cbs.dk. Proposals should indicate topic, theoretical positioning, methodology and outline findings, if appropriate. The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 29, 2018. Inquiries about the workshop can be made to any of the workshop organisers. We will notify contributors about acceptance by early March, and full papers will be due early May.

The Theme

The 5th Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop will take place in Copenhagen, a city which derives its name from the harbour and the associated place of commerce that existed there from the 11th century. Købmannahavn translates as ‘chapman’s haven’ and ‘merchants’ harbour’ (portus mercatorum), and as such the city is a living example of how markets and cityscapes have always tended to co-create each other. Copenhagen’s history reveals another insight. Recent critics of the neoliberal city have argued that the privatization of public spaces and the redefinition of the built environment as the object of speculation have led to a privileging of the needs of wealthy investors, for whom shopping malls and luxury hotels matter more than affordable housing and places of recreation (Sassen, 2014). From that perspective, Copenhagen seems to have been a city of speculators, projectors and investors long before we started to speak of neoliberalism: a metropolis thriving on risk, expansion, and even appropriation, of geography and temporality. Continue reading

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Seminars with Keith Tribe

Image result for the economy of the wordKeith Tribe will be visiting CBS in November where he will give two seminars jointly organized by the CBS Public-Private Platform’s cluster on Market and Valuation and the research programme ‘Office as a Vocation’.  On November 23rd, the title of the seminar will be “The history of concepts as a method to study the economy and markets”. On November 24th, the title of the seminar will be “Max Weber’s Lecture: Science as a Vocation”.

Keith Tribe

Keith Tribe has a long-standing interest in conceptual and economic history, language and translation as well as an interest in the work of Max Weber. In April 2015, he published the book The Economy of the Word: Language, History, and Economics with Oxford University Press and is currently working on a new translation of Max Weber’s Economy and Society for Harvard University Press. Keith Tribe has also played a huge role in the dissemination and translation of the work of Wilhelm Hennis and Reinhart Koselleck to English speaking academic circles.

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Where do groovy markets come from? A conversation with Liz McFall

Liz McFall (Head of the Department of Sociology at the Open University, one of the editors of the Journal of Cultural Economy and site manager of Charisma-Market Studies) has been crafting a very distinctive approach, in the context of recent SSF, to finance. She doesn’t write about esoteric derivatives but about domestic financial goods such as insurance and consumer lending. Most of her research is based on historical data, not on interviews or participant observation, and her conceptual interest is not calculation, rankings or formulae but charisma. In this conversation, carried out last May in Copenhagen, I use McFall’s last book Devising Consumption. Cultural Economies of Insurance, Credit and Spending as an excuse to make her expand on some of the characteristic features of her work.

Q1. Devising Consumption has five main chapters, accordingly have I prepared five questions, although, and I am sorry for that, my questions neither follow the order of the book nor do they necessarily correspond to particular chapters. Continue reading

Número especial Revista MAD. Redes de observación y sociología de las finanzas

La última edición de la revista Mad de la Universidad de Chile trae un número especial dedicado a discutir la propuesta de Elena Esposito a tomar en serio el rol de las redes de observación en la sociología de las finanzas. Como se explica en la editorial: “Esta discusión puede ser entendida como la publicación de un experimento de teoría social en curso. La pregunta que inicia este experimento ha sido planteada por Elena Esposito y podría formularse como: ¿cuáles serían las consecuencias para la comprensión de las finanzas si tomamos como punto de partida una aproximación sociológica que entienda no solo a su propia observación como observación de segundo orden, sino que asuma que su mismo objeto de atención, los mercados financieros, se constituyen recursivamente a partir de agentes (ya sean estos actores tales como corredores de bolsa, organizaciones, como bancos o fondos de inversión, o medios como calificaciones crediticias) observando observaciones?”. Además de un artículo de Esposito resumiendo su propuesta, el número incluye una contribución de David Stark conectando la noción de observación de segundo orden y el análisis de redes sociales y tres notas o comentarios breves. Uno del editor del número, José Ossandón, intentando situar la discusión entre Esposito y Stark en la reciente sociología de los mercados, otro de Christian Frankel sobre la importancia de desarrollar un concepto más fuerte de mercado y otro de Darío Rodríguez sobre la noción de observación de segundo orden en Esposito y Luhmann. Tabla de contenido:

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