Tag Archives: Economistas

EdlE en LASA NYC: Estudios sociales del dinero en América Latina

[Ariel Wilkis avisa del muy interesante programa que tendrán la próxima semana (del 27 al 30 de Mayo) en LASA en New York. El panel se llama “Estudios sociales del dinero en América Latina” es organizado por Ariel Wilkis y Diego Galeano y con Viviana Zelizer de “chair”. Además, artículos de otros contribuidores de este blog, Nicholas D’AvellaDaniel Fridman y Mariana Luzzi]

LASA 2016. Panel Estudios sociales del dinero en América Latina. Social Studies of Money in Latin America. Session Organizers: Ariel Wilkis (Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina); Diego Galeano (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil). Chair: Viviana Zelizer (Department of Sociology, Princeton University).

Resumen

Este panel reúne una serie de trabajos que analizan al dinero como objeto de las ciencias sociales. Propone, en tal sentido, un diálogo interdisciplinar entre abordajes sociológicos, etnográficos e históricos. Lejos de la imagen de un fenómeno gris, desprovisto de significados sociales y valoraciones morales, el dinero aparece aquí adjetivado y marcado por diversos usos: dinero sospechado, dinero sucio, dinero fácil, dinero volátil. Estas múltiples vidas del dinero en América Latina recorren diversos países (Argentina, Brasil, Ecuador, Colombia, etc.) y, a su vez, dan cuenta de complejas dinámicas transnacionales.   

Abstract

This panel brings together work analyzing money as an object of the social sciences. It proposes, in that sense, an interdisciplinary dialogue among sociological, ethnographic, and historical approaches. Far from the image of money as a colorless phenomenon, devoid of social meaning and moral valuation, money appears here marked and qualified by its diverse uses: as suspicious money, dirty money, easy money, volatile money. The multiple lives of money in Latin America presented here traverse diverse countries (Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, etc.) and, at the same time, account for its complex transnational dynamics. Continue reading

Cfp_EAEPE Conference: “The social logics of Economics” and “Economic sociology and heterodox Economics”

Call for Papers 28th Annual EAEPE Conference, University of Manchester, UK, 3.-5. November 2016 (http://eaepe.org), Research Area [B]: Economic Sociology: “The social logics of Economics” and “Economic sociology and heterodox Economics”, organized by Jens Maesse and Hanno Pahl (jens.maesse@sowi.uni-giessen.de, hanno.pahl@soziologie.uni-muenchen.de).

For this year’s EAEPE Conference the research area Economic Sociology invites presentations for two sessions covering the following topics/perspectives: Continue reading

Cuando los Economistas Alcanzaron el Poder

La contribuidora de Estudios de la Economía, de hecho la autora del post de esta semana, Mariana Heredia acaba de publicar el libro Cuando los Economistas Alcanzaron el Poder (o cómo se gestó la confianza en los expertos) (Siglo XXI Editores). Siglo XXI hizo disponible un extracto en este link. Más información sobre el libro en esta entrevista. ¡Muchas felicitaciones Mariana!

Thomas Piketty y la ilegitimidad de las desigualdades contemporáneas

A pesar de los voluminosos libros que escribe, Tomas Picketty parece haberse convertido en una suerte de rock star, capaz de avivar el diálogo entre las distintas ciencias sociales y la atención pública en la dimensión social del capitalismo contemporáneo de un lado y del otro del Atlántico. Por esa razón, me gustaría dedicarle aquí algunas reflexiones.

Reconozcamos primero una irritación. Que hayamos tenido que esperar a la publicación de El capital en el siglo XXI para que se revitalizara el debate económico y se reconociera la creciente agudización de las desigualdades socioeconómicas es algo que subleva a la mayoría de los sociólogos y economistas críticos. Casi desde el momento mismo en que comenzaron a liberalizarse los mercados y a replegarse las instituciones estatales, representantes sociales y estudiosos de lo social alertaron al unísono, y en distintos escenarios nacionales, que esas medidas profundizarían, tarde o temprano, la distancia que separa a ricos y pobres en lo que refiere a sus condiciones y oportunidades de vida. Continue reading

2 Post-doctoral research positions at UCL London: Economics in the Public Sphere

Research Associate: Economics in the Public Sphere – 2 Posts, – Ref:1458983. Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £33,353 -£40,313 per annum. Duties and Responsibilities. UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies seeks to appoint 2 Postdoctoral Research Associates as part of a European Research Council funded project, “Economics in the Public Sphere: USA, UK, France, Brazil and Argentina since 1945”. “Economics in the public sphere” examines the social and cultural factors shaping the media’s representation of economic knowledge. It sets out to study newsrooms as sites for the production of knowledge. From this vantage point we examine how journalists’ parse competing claims of expertise by scholars, political elites and social movements. We look at the formation of journalistic genres and interrogate how they frame representations of the economy, of value, and of economic reason. The postholders will contribute to the overall project objectives, and will undertake specialised research on the national economic press since 1945 for one national case study, to be assigned by the project director. The two case studies are United Kingdom and Argentina. The postholders will be expected to define a research agenda within the broad framework of the project’s central questions. The posts are available for 12 months in the first instance, with an expected start date of no later than 1st September 2015. Continue reading

Cfp_ International Conference on 175 years of The Economist

International Conference on 175 years of The EconomistDeadline for submissions: 15 May 2015. In 2018 the Economist magazine will be 175 years old. This conference is a prelude to a book that will examine the political, economic and cultural impact of one of the most significant news publications in the modern world. The workshop will take place at University College London over 2 days: 24-25 September 2015. We seek to bring together journalists and researchers from many fields including economic, social and political historians, cultural analysts, sociologists, literary and media scholars.

Papers are invited on any topic connected to The Economist, past and present, and the following suggested topics are intended to be neither prescriptive nor comprehensive: Continue reading

Cfp_ 5th Latin American Conference: ESHET Chile 2015, Nov 25-27‏

La 5ta CONFERENCIA LATINOAMERICANA DE HISTORIA DEL PENSAMIENTO ECONÓMICO – ESHET CHILE 2015 se llevará a cabo en la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Campus Peñalolén, Santiago), del 25 al 27 de noviembre de 2015. Se considerará todo tipo de propuestas relacionadas a la historia, filosofía y metodología de la economía, especialmente aquellas cercanas al tema principal de la conferencia: “Enfoques históricos en la economía – de Europa Continental a las Américas”Continue reading

Cfp_27th Annual EAEPE Conference, University of Genova, Italy, Research Area [B]: Economic Sociology

27th Annual EAEPE Conference, University of Genova, Italy, 17.-19. September 2015 (http://eaepe.org), Research Area [B]: Economic Sociology. “THE SOCIAL LOGICS OF ECONOMICS” and “ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY AND HETERODOX ECONOMICS”. By Jens Maesse and Hanno Pahl. For this year’s EAEPE Conference the research area Economic Sociology invites presentations for two sessions covering the following topics/perspectives: Continue reading

V. Montecinos y la historia de la economía en AL

La muy influyente experta en los economistas en América Latina, Verónica Montecinos (acá su conversación con Estudios de la Economía en 2011) nos envía el borrador de un artículo que será de interés para los lectores de este blog. El artículo se llama: ‘Spanish-Speaking South America: Politicised Economic Thought’, la version final fue publicada ‘Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought’, editado por Vincent Barnett, y comienza así:

“No comprehensive history of economic thought in Latin America exists, despite its long-term, weighty sway over the region’s domestic and international affairs. This chapter focuses on Spanish-speaking South America as a region whose economic and geopolitical history is distinct from that of Mexico and Central America and dissimilar from that of Brazil. References to the larger Latin American region, however, are unavoidable. Latin American professional economists, as well as their predecessors since colonial times, have often spoken with an idiosyncratic and somewhat contentious voice, being at once, integral and peripheral to evolving notions of the modernizing West. Thinkers from the region have never been too isolated from their counterparts in Europe and the United States but never fully absorbed by external influences either.” Continue reading

Cfp_175 years of The Economist: International Conference (24 and 25 September 2015) DEADLINE: 15 May 2015

In 2018 the Economist magazine will be 175 years old. This conference is a prelude to a book that will examine the political, economic and cultural impact of one of the most significant news publications in the modern world. The workshop will take place at University College London over 2 days: 24-25 of September 2015. We seek to bring together journalists and researchers from many fields including economic, social and political historians, cultural analysts, sociologists, literary and media scholars. Papers are invited on any topic connected to The Economist, past and present, and the following suggested topics are intended to be neither prescriptive nor comprehensive: Continue reading