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Cfp_Domesticizing Financial Economies: Part 3 SASE 2016

[Invitamos en enviar resúmenes a la mini-conferencia “Domesticizing Financial Economies, Part 3 (y final!)”: que formará parte de la Reunión de SASE 2016 que se llevará a cabo en Berkeley del 24 al 26 Junio. La fecha límite para enviar resúmenes es el 18 de enero. Cordialmente, Joe Deville, Jeanne Lazarus, Mariana Luzzi y José Ossandón] 

Domesticizing Financial Economies: Part 3. Call for papers for mini-conference at SASE 28th Annual Conference, ‘Moral Economies, Economic Moralities’. June 24-26, 2016,  University of California, Berkeley. Organizers: Joe Deville, Jeanne Lazarus, Mariana Luzzi, and José Ossandón.

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 18th, 2016.

The mini-conference “Domesticizing financial economies, part 3” will pursue the rich and exciting discussions of the first two Domesticizing financial economies mini-conferences, held at Chicago and London at the 2014 and 2015 SASE meetings. Our starting point is that the use of even the most sophisticated financial products can be understood in the light of a close empirical description of their various social and technical contexts, ranging from social ties and obligations, to ways of calculating, to specific devices and informational infrastructures. Rather than (or as well as) seeking to understand how financial economies are “economized”, to draw on a term used by Koray Çalışkan and Michel Callon, we are thus interested in work that explores how monetary transactions are woven into the fabric of the everyday and come to be “domesticized”. Continue reading

Felicitaciones Doctor Nelms

Taylor Nelms defendió su tesis de doctorado “Making Popular and Solidarity Economies in Dollarized Ecuador: Money, Law, and the Social After Neoliberalism” ante un comité compuesto por Bill Maurer, Julia Elyachar y George Marcus. Desde ahora, Taylor es un investigador post-doctoral en el Departamento de Antropología, University of California Irvine. ¡Muchas felicitaciones!

Workshop: Markets for Collective Concerns? December 11th and 12th 2014, CBS.

Workshop: Markets for Collective Concerns? December 11th and 12th 2014, Copenhagen Business School.  Confirmed speakers: Daniel Breslau, Virginia Tech; Liliana Doganova & Brice Laurent, MINES ParisTech; Nicholas Gane, University of Warwick; Peter Karnøe, University of Aalborg; Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame; Daniel Neyland, Goldsmiths, University of London; Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra, London School of Economics; Annelise Riles, Cornell University. Web site: http://www.cbs.dk/en/viden-samfundet/business-in-society/public-private/news/workshop-markets-collective-concern


Despite the recent fall-out of finance, confidence in the market does not seem to be diminishing, but on the contrary, market mechanisms are becoming key instruments to deal with core contemporary collective concerns, including global warming and education (Mirowski 2013). This conference will be devoted to discuss the proliferation of markets that have been devised – not only to work economically – but also to solve collective issues in areas such as environmental pollution, security of supply of energy, quality of education, poverty and health care. Continue reading

Mini-conference report: Domesticizing Financial Economies, SASE, Chicago

[Mariana Luzzi, Jeanne Lazarus y José Ossandón reflexionan sobre la mini-conferencia que organizaron en la última convención de SASE en Chicago. El eventó contó además con la participación de los colaboradores de EdlE, Magdalena Villarreal y Felipe González. La nota es en inglés pero, como siempre, comentarios en español y portugués son muy bienvenidos. Como parte de nuestra colaboración inter-redes publicamos este post conjuntamente con Charisma-Network]

We had the pleasure of co-organizing the mini-conference ‘Domesticizing Financial Economies: Knitting Fibers of Transaction, Algorithm, and Exchange’ which was part of the annual convention of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics held in Chicago last July. We use this post to process some of the many elements discussed during the five sessions of the event. We will not attempt to summarize all the presentations (click here to see the full program), but we will focus instead on two more general issues taken from the papers and discussions that we believe extend the scope of the already rich existing research on social studies of credit and everyday money management.

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