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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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Free access to Review Symposium on the Provoked economy

[Tomamos esta noticia del sitio del Journal of Cultural Economy]

Journal of Cultural Economy is very pleased to be able to provide Free Access to a Review Symposium on Fabian Muniesa’s recent work The Provoked Economy: Economic Reality and the Performative Turn. The symposium features detailed Review Essays by Aaron Pitluck, Alberto Toscano, José Ossandón & Trine Pallesen, and a response by Muniesa.

Here follows some extracts of each, as well as links to the pieces in full. Continue reading

CfP_From Prizes to Prices and Vice Versa

 

[Ana Gross nos recuerda que el deadline para este CFP es el 31 de mayo]

Call for Papers: Prizes and Prices: From Prizes to Prices and Vice Versa. As part of a broader project –Performances of Value: Competition and Competitions Inside and Outside Markets– we call for papers for a workshop that will take place on January 13-14, 2017 at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. Organizers: David Stark (PI), Elena Esposito, Kristian Kreiner, Celia Lury, Fabian Muniesa, and Christine Musselin. Costs for travel, lodging, and meals for workshop participants will be covered by a grant from The Leverhulme Trust. Abstracts of no longer than 500 words should be submitted by May 31, 2016. All submissions should be made to Ana.Gross@warwick.ac.ukContinue reading

JCE book review symposium: The Provoked Economy

Ya está disponible online en el Journal of Cultural Economy el debate sobre el último libro de Fabian Muniesa The Provoked Economy. Economic reality and the performative turn. El debate incluye los artículos “How to embrace performativity while avoiding the rabbit hole” de Aaron Z. Pitluck, “Testing the Provoked Economy” de José Ossandón y Trine Pallesen, “Structured by cows” de Alberto Toscano y la respuesta de Muniesa “You must fall down the rabbit hole”.

Video de la charla de Fabian Muniesa en UDP: ¿A dónde va la antropología del valor financiero?

Edle en Workshop Provoking Business

El último 19 de abril se llevó a cabo el “Workshop Provoking business: the experimental condition of marketing, management” en la Universidad Diego Portales. El evento contó con Catherine Grandclément y Fabian Muniesa como invitados especiales y con una participación de varios de los contribuidores de este blog. Durante el día se discutieron trabajos en curso de Tomás Ariztía (quien organizó el evento), Oriana Bernasconi, Martín Tironi, José Ossandón, Juan Espinosa y Javier Hernández.

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Fabian Muniesa presenta ¿A dónde va la antropología del valor financiero? UDP 20 Abril

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Fabián Muniesa, sociólogo del Centro de Sociología de la Innovación de la Escuela de Minas de París, propone examinar las características del síndrome cultural de la valorización financiera, re pensando el valor económico desde un nuevo punto de vista de las ciencias sociales y las humanidades. 20 de abril, 11.30hrs. Auditorio Biblioteca Nicanor Parra. Entrada Liberada. Continue reading

CfP_From Prizes to Prices and Vice Versa

Call for Papers: Prizes and Prices: From Prizes to Prices and Vice Versa. As part of a broader project –Performances of Value: Competition and Competitions Inside and Outside Markets– we call for papers for a workshop that will take place on January 13-14, 2017 at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. Organizers: David Stark (PI), Elena Esposito, Kristian Kreiner, Celia Lury, Fabian Muniesa, and Christine Musselin. Costs for travel, lodging, and meals for workshop participants will be covered by a grant from The Leverhulme Trust. Abstracts of no longer than 500 words should be submitted by May 31, 2016. All submissions should be made toAna.Gross@warwick.ac.ukContinue reading

¿Cómo escribir lo social? Nuevo número de Cuadernos de Teoría Social

cuadernos 2Acaba de ser publicado el segundo número de la revista Cuadernos de Teoría Social.  El número editado por Rodrigo Cordero y Franciso Salinas se titula “¿Cómo escribir lo social?“e incluye tres contribuciones. El experimento colectivo a “46 manos” (con la participación de los contribuidores de EdlE: Tomás Ariztía y Mariana Heredia) “¿Cómo escribir lo social?“.  El artículo de Elisabeth Simbürger “El género y la escritura selectiva de la teoría social“. Y el artículo de José Ossandón “Cómo escribir lo social después de la performatividad y sus obstrucciones?“. Este último – a partir de una comparación entre The Provoked Economy de F. Muniesa y otros textos del a veces denominado “nuevo pragmatismo francés” de Serres, Latour y Boltanski – especula sobre las consecuencias del reciente giro performativo sobre las reglas sobre cómo escribir teoría social hoy.

Cfp_A workshop on Competition(s)

Call for Papers: A workshop on Competition(s). As part of a broader project – Performances of Value: Competition and Competitions Inside and Outside Markets – we call for papers for a workshop on Competition(s) that will take place on June 10-11, 2016 at the Copenhagen Business School. Costs for travel, lodging, and meals for workshop participants will be covered by a grant from The Leverhulme Trust. Organizers: David Stark (PI), Elena Esposito, Kristian Kreiner, Celia Lury, Fabian Muniesa, and Christine Musselin. Abstracts of no longer than 500 words should be submitted by February 15, 2016. If the abstract is accepted, a full paper will be required by May 15, 2016. All submissions should be made to Ana.Gross@warwick.ac.uk. Continue reading