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Róna-Tas & Guseva’s Plastic Money book review symposium

Cover of Plastic Money by Akos Rona-Tas and Alya GusevaEl último número de Socio-Economic Review (2016, 14: 1), trae un debate sobre el libro de Ákos Róna-Tas and Alya Guseva Plastic Money: Constructing Markets for Credit Cards in Eight Postcommunist Countries (2014, Stanford University Press). El debate incluye ensayos por József Böröcz, Nigel Dodd, José Ossandón y Josh Whitford.

New issue Economic Sociology: the European Electronic Newsletter. The results of accounting

Nuevo número de Economic Sociology: the European Electronic Newsletter, el segundo a cargo de la editora de este año Zsuzsanna Vargha. El número se titula “The results of accounting” y además de artículos por Matthias Thiemann & Jan Friedrich, Yuval Millo et al, Guus Dix, Hendrik Vollmer y Jens Beckert, incluye: una reseña de Felipe González del último libro de Nigel Dodd, The Social Life of Money, y una descripción de las tesis de doctorado de Felipe González y de Ana Gross. Continue reading

Call for outlines: Weber/ Simmel antagonisms. Staged dialogues

[Javier Hernández avisa de este evento que se ve muy bien].

Weber/ Simmel antagonisms. Staged dialogues. University of Edinburgh,10/11 December 2015. A conference organized by the Max Weber Group of the British Sociological Association & Sociology Edinburgh.

Call for outlines

Much has been said about the strong oppositions between Simmel and Weber as founding fathers of sociology – as well as about their shared concerns. Capitalism and culture, ‘worlds’ and their tensions, rationalization and objectivation, the city, music, the methodology of the social sciences and ideal types, equally exercised their thought and yielded very different creatures. But rather than merely intellectual or methodological quarrels, the antagonisms between Simmel and Weber engaged their whole way of being and acting in the world – the constantly renewed aspiration yet impossibility of reconciliation with oneself and the world, for Simmel; agonic tension, struggle with oneself and the world, for Weber. This is perhaps the reason why Weber/Simmel antagonisms have had continuity in social theory and shaped some of its major currents of thought. More importantly perhaps they spur us to be and act in the world in very different ways: hence this conference, which does not only explore these differences, but stages them. The format of the conference is inspired after the staging of the Tarde/Durkheim debate by Latour/Karsenti, but rather than recreating a real debate with prominent actors, we invite outlines for short ‘imagined dialogues’ between Weber and Simmel on topics which were addressed by both. The topics chosen should not be of merely scholarly interest but rather capture problematics mattering today. Continue reading

Social life of Money

Princeton University Press publicó recientemente el nuevo libro de Nigel Dodd The Social Life of Money. Abajo el video con la charla inagural de Dodd en LSE presentando los argumentos del ibro y comentarios de Keith Hart.

Symposium Money Talks at Yale

“Money Talks at Yale,” a symposium focusing on the power of money in society and social influences on its formation and use, will feature an international group of scholars and experts on the topic who will gather on campus on Friday, Sept. 12. The symposium challenges the idea that money has an undue influence in politics, or that money has the power to push people to do things they might not do otherwise. The speakers will examine the concept that money transforms as much as it troubles, and that social actors still have a say. The Yale symposium will also recognize the 20th anniversary of the publication “The Social Meaning of Money,” the renowned book by Princeton sociology professor Viviana Zelizer, and will focus on the important social policy and disciplinary advances her work continues to inspire.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. in the Class of 1980 Rm. 2400 at the Yale School of Management, Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave. Continue reading