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Organization als Verband. A Seminar with Keith Tribe on Weber’s Economy and Society

[Sí hay interesad@s por ahí a acceder vía zoom envía un email a José Ossandón]

Organization als Verband. A Seminar with Keith Tribe on Weber’s Economy and Society

Guest: Keith Tribe is a leading authority on Weber, a noted historian of economic and social thought and an accomplished translator of (among others Max Weber, Reinhart Koselleck, and Wihelm Hennis). He recently translated Max Weber Economy and Society.

Program: Introduction by the organizers. Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth & José Ossandón, Department of Organization. Talk by Keith Tribe 30-40 minutes. Discussion

Description: The publication of a new English translation of Max Weber’s Economy and Society (Harvard University Press 2019) is the perfect opportunity to re-assess the impact of Weber on organization studies. Of course, as every organization theory textbook explains, Weber has a secured place in the cannon as the main figure behind the classical theory of bureaucracy. This seminar will focus on a different and less explored issue. As Keith Tribe explains in his translator’s introduction, a key but often unnoticed concept in Economy and Society is the notion of Verband which translates as organization.

Verband is more general than what we normally expect with the term organization. Bureaucracy and the modern capitalist firm are instances of this more general category. It is also, however, much more specific than, for instance, notions like “organizing” or even “institution”. Organization [Verband] refers to social relationships where “the observance of its order is guaranteed by the behavior of particular persons specifically charged with its implementation, such as a director and, quite possible, of an administrative staff” (Weber 2019: 129). Economy and Society provides a conceptual apparatus for a deeply comparative study of organization, that, does not need to get lost in more general sociological processes.

Some of the issues we expect to discuss in this seminar are: what is Verband and what is the status of this concept in Weber’s work? and, more speculatively, how would organization studies be if they were Studies of Verband?

Time and Date: November 18th 2021, 15.00 – 16.30

Location: Copenhagen Business School, Kilevej 14 A, 2000 Frederiksberg Room: KL 3.54
And on Zoom

Format: Hybrid. Keith Tribe will participate via Zoom, Thomas & José will be in the meeting room KL 3.54

Es la fiesta de 15 del Centro de Estudios Sociales de la Economía (CESE-IDAES)

M. Fourcade Hundirse o Nadar. La educación en tiempos de pandemia.

[Ariel Wilkis avisa de esta charla que tendrán con Marion Fourcade el 3 de Noviembre]

Cfp_EGOS Sub-theme 33: In the Eye of the Beholder: The Beauty and Necessity of Market Imperfections

[Quizás alguien por ahí se anime. Sub-Theme 33, EGOS, 2021. Fechas y todo eso, acá: https://www.egos.org/2022_Vienna/SUB-THEMES_Call_for_Short-Papers ]

Sub-theme 33: In the Eye of the Beholder: The Beauty and Necessity of Market Imperfections

Convenors: Philip Roscoe, University of St Andrews, Susi Geiger, University College Dublin, José Ossandón, Copenhagen Business School

Call for Papers

The EGOS Colloquium 2022 call invites reflection on the beauty of imperfection and the possibilities it invokes. This sub-theme takes up that challenge as it works towards an account of imperfections in markets. Of course, we do not expect our track participants to simply repeat what economists have already said about market failures, imperfect competition, externalities and so on. Our call is to make market perfection and imperfection a problem to study organizationally.

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Financial oikonomization: the financial government and administration of the household

Después de mucho, mucho, tiempo en preparación, el artículo “Financial oikonomization: the financial government and administration of the household” de José Ossandón, Joe Deville, Jeanne Lazarus y Mariana Luzzi apareció en Socio-Economic Review. Acá el link al paper en la página de SER https://academic.oup.com/ser/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ser/mwab031/6333643 y este otro es un link al hilo de Twitter en que intentamos resumir de que se trata: https://twitter.com/delaeconomia/status/1451509961301929985

A Phinance Online Seminar: ‘Taking the floor’ by D. Beunza

A Phinance Online Seminar: ‘Taking the floor’ by D. Beunza. 17:00 CET, 13 October 2021. Open to the public.

Modeling and governing finance are not two separate things. This is one of the main lessons that sociology and the nascent philosophy of finance have taught us. The powerful interrelation between the models, the behavior, and the organization of financial markets is the focus of Daniel Beunza’s book ‘Taking the Floor: Models, Morals, and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room’ (Princeton University Press). Beunza explores how the extensive use of financial modeling and trading technologies over the last few decades has changed and influenced ‘Wall Street’. In his book, he examines how models have reshaped financial markets and changed moral behavior in organizations, creating both opportunities and dangers. To do this, he takes us to the pulsating center of the financial markets—the floor of a trading firm. This meeting of the Phinance Online Seminars will discuss Daniel’s book with contributions from Donald MacKenzie (Edinburgh), Katherine K. Chen (CUNY), José Ossandón (Copenhagen Business School), Michael Barzelay (LSE), and Daniel himself, which will be followed by an open debate.

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SASE Best Books

Dear SASE community, we are delighted to announce the 2021 Alice Amsden Best Book Award winner, Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas by historian Amy Offner.
The award committee members have also awarded an honorable mention to Neoliberal Resilience: Lessons in Democracy and Development from Latin America and Eastern Europe by Aldo Madariaga.  Congratulations to Professors Offner and Madariaga, and huge thanks to the Alice Amsden Best Book Award committee members Leslie McCall (chair), Matthew Amengual, Margarita Estevez-Abe, and Gernot Grabher for their efforts! Please find more about these two exceptional books and the committee’s decision here.

Lanzamiento “Neoliberal Resilience” de Aldo Madariaga

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Número especial Polanyi Revista Sociología y Antropología

[El último número de la Revista Sociología y Antropología es un número especial dedicado a Karl Polanyi. Los editores son Gustavo Onto y Rodrigo dos Santos. Entre los muy interesantes artículos, hay varios de contribuidores en este blog, incluidos, Cristiano Monteiro, Tomás Undurraga, Felipe González (de hecho, el número completo, incluidas les reseñas e informe de investigación traen muy interesantes sopresas). Abajo va la tabla de contenidos y este es el link y a ¡Felicitaciones a los editores, se ve excelente!]

APRESENTAÇÃO

Os editores (PPGSA/UFRJ)

ENTREVISTA. CAPITALISMO, DEMOCRACIA E TEORIA SOCIAL EM KARL POLANYI: UMA ENTREVISTA COM GARETH DALE. Rodrigo Salles Pereira dos Santos e Gustavo Gomes Onto

ARTIGOS

EMBEDDEDNESS AND DISEMBEDDEDNESS IN ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY IN THREE TIME PERIODS. Cristiano Monteiro and Raphael Lima

THE UNFINISHED DEVELOPMENT OF THE FRONTIER: A KARL POLANYI READING OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY, MAPUCHE COMMUNITIES AND THE CHILEAN STATE. Tomás Undurraga e Felipe Márquez

SOCIETY AGAINST MARKETS. THE COMMODIFICATION OF MONEY AND THE REPUDIATION OF DEBT. Felipe González-López

MERCADOS E PRAÇAS DE MERCADO: KARL POLANYI E O CAPITALISMO CONTEMPORÂNEO. Marie France Garcia Parpet

PADRE CÍCERO: RECONCILIAÇÃO E MODERNIDADE. Carlos Alberto Steil

EM BUSCA DE UMA NOVA FORMA DE ENVELHECER: CONTROVÉRSIAS DA MEDICINA ANTI-AGING E MUDANÇAS NA REGULAÇÃO MÉDICA DO ENVELHECIMENTO Fernanda Rougemont

AOS POUCOS: AGENCIANDO PESSOAS, CASAS E RUAS NA PERIFERIA DO RIO DE JANEIRO. Thomas Jacques Cortado

CRISE, EMPREGO E RENDA NA INDÚSTRIA AUTOMOTIVA: OS CASOS DO SUL FLUMINENSE, CAMAÇARI E GRANDE ABC PAULISTA EM PERSPECTIVA COMPARADA. João Assis Dulci

UM VELHO DILEMA? CIVILIZAÇÃO E CULTURA EM HENRI-ALEXANDRE JUNOD. Lorenzo Macagno

O GOVERNO ITAMAR E A DEMOCRACIA DE 1988. Brasilio Sallum Jr

REGISTROS DE PESQUISA

DA EDUCAÇÃO AO EMPURRÃO: A PARTICIPAÇÃO DAS CIÊNCIAS COMPORTAMENTAIS EM PROGRAMAS DE EDUCAÇÃO FINANCEIRA. Viviane Fernandes

MEMÓRIA

MARSHALL SAHLINS (1930-2021): PROVOCAÇÕES DE UMA ANTROPOLOGIA INQUIETA COMO LEGADO PARA O FUTURO. Maria Raquel Passos Lima?

RESENHA

AUTOAJUDA FINANCEIRA: GOVERNAMENTABILIDADE NEOLIBERAL E A PRODUÇÃO DE SUJEITOS. Freedom from work: embracing financial self-help in the United States and Argentina. (2017). (2017). Daniel Fridman. Standford: Standford University Press. Elaine da Silveira Leite

SOBRE CAPITALISMO, ESPECULAÇÃO E TEMPO The time of money..(2018). Lisa Adkins. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. Ana Beatriz Martins

UM DIÁLOGO INACABADO ENTRE A SOCIOLOGIA E A PSICOLOGIA Relações reais e práticas entre a psicologia e a sociologia..(2018). Marcel Mauss. (Org. e ed. Marcia Consolim, Noemi Pizarroso López e Raquel Weiss. Edição bilíngue e crítica). São Paulo: Edusp. Kátia Sento Sé Mello

PARA UM PENSAMENTO SOCIAL LATINO-AMERICANO? RETRATOS DA MEMORIALÍSTICA LATINO-AMERICANA. Retratos latino-americanos. A recordação letrada de intelectuais e artistas do século XX..(2018). Marcel Mauss. (Org. e ed. Marcia Consolim, Noemi Pizarroso López e Raquel Weiss. (2019). Sergio Miceli e Jorge Myers (org.). São Paulo: Edições Sesc São Paulo. Carmen Felgueiras

Hirschman’s Exit, Voice, and Loyalty and contemporary economic sociology

[The Journal of Cultural Economy acaba de publicar mi ensayo “Hirschman’s Exit, Voice, and Loyalty and contemporary economic sociology. Como suele pasar, el texto este es y no es sobre lo que dice ser que es. Así empieza]

Misreading as a method

One of Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges’s distinctive positions was the role he assigned to reading. In his essay ‘Sobre los clásicos,’ for instance, Borges argued that a book turns out to be a classic not necessarily in response to its merits but because some books are read by different generations ‘with mysterious loyalty’ (Borges 2012, p. 384). Similarly, he proposed, ‘literary genres depend less, perhaps, on the texts than on the way these texts are read’ (Borges 1980, p. 72, my translation). This position, as Ricardo Piglia, another great Argentinian writer, explains, entails important consequences. Borges created a form of writing where reading’s ‘deliberate mistakes,’ for instance, ‘reading philosophy as it if were science fiction,’ (Piglia 2005, p. 25, my translation) is a means of creating new literature. Of course, I would not dare to compare what I write, here or anywhere else, to Borges’s writing. This short essay, though, could be labeled a ‘Borgesian test’ – an exploration whose method is a form of deliberate misreading”