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Workshop Report: “Social Studies of the economy in Latin America-UCL”

On July 1st, 2016 the workshop ‘Social Studies of the Economy in Latin America’ took place at the Science and Technology Studies Department, University College London. The meeting convened a number of outstanding academics, including several contributors to this blog. Because the topics discussed are of central concern to this group, we are taking the opportunity to share some impressions.

The workshop aimed to discuss leading research that offers a close-up examination of economic life. In particular, it was oriented to ethnographic research that sheds light on the multiple ways in which the economy, culture and technology intersect, and in which the economy as an object is constituted and performed. Elaborating on previous research into the world of economic policy-making and expertise, the media’s role in public economic discussion, the nature of economic calculation and its material devices, and the variety of economic knowledges, the workshop focused on the social studies of the economy in Latin America. At least three common threads emerged from the discussion.

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First, Mariana HerediaFederico Neiburg and Ana Gross’ papers examined disputes concerning consumer price indexes, the representations of inflation, and, more broadly, the way in which public numbers – their construction, treatment, publication, etc. – affects the economy. A second common thread between the papers was the attention paid to economic knowledge and economic practices. Continue reading

workshop: Real Economy: Ethnographic Inquiries into the Reality and the Realization of Economic Life. Rio de Janeiro June 16-18

[Hablando de excelentes Workshops…. Del 16 al 18 de Junio en Rio de Janeiro de llevará a cabo “Real Economy: Ethnographic Inquiries into the Reality and the Realization of Economic Life”. Entre otros, el programa incluye a Jane I. Guyer, Benoit de l’Estoile, Alexandre Roig, Fernando Rabossi, Keith Hart, Jeanne Lazarus, Federico Neiburg, Horacio Ortiz y Caitlin Zaloom. Además los ilustres contribuidores de Estudios de la Economía: Gustavo Onto, Mariana Luzzi, Ariel Wilkis y Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra]

A Wenner-Gren workshop: Real Economy: Ethnographic Inquiries into the Reality and the Realization of Economic Life. Rio de Janeiro June 16-18

The workshop will focus on discussing the history and current construction of the ‘real economy,’ a key category in contemporary economic thinking and practices, both in the world of experts and in ordinary life. The real economy and its opposites (the virtual or fictitious economy) have become increasingly central to interpretations of the experiences of globalization, economic crises and financial fluxes, to measurements of poverty and consumption, as well as to analyses of the nature of money or the conceptualization and implementation of monetary policies. The papers to be presented at the workshop (highly diversified in terms of ethnographic settings and institutional affiliations of their authors) will allow for a profound and innovative ethnographic and comparative comprehension of the entanglements and assemblages between native modes of conceptualizing and referring to the ‘reality’ of economy life and modes of turning diverse aspects of ‘the economy’ into an observable, quantifiable and objectified reality. Continue reading

Workshop: Social Studies of the Economy in Latin America, UCL July 1

[El 1 de Julio se llevará a cabo el workshop: “Social Studies of the Economy in Latin America” en UCL-Londres. Un excelente programa lleno de contribuidores de este blog]  

In recent years there has been a renewed interest in research offering a close-up examination of economic life. In particular, ethnographic research has increasingly shed light on the multiple ways in which economy, culture and technology intersect, and in which the economy as an object is constituted and performed. Fertile inquiry has been conducted into the world of economic policy-making and expertise, the media’s role in the public economic discussion, the configuration of markets and economic subjects, the nature of economic calculation and its material devices, and the variety of economic knowledges, among other topics. This workshop will focus on the social studies of the economy in Latin America. It aspires to bring together a plurality of perspectives on the social nature of the economy in the region, and to discuss the advantages, limitations and challenges of the social studies of the economy for understanding Latin America’s political economy.

When: Friday 1st, July 2016. Where: Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL. Continue reading

Defesa de tese de doutorado: Gustavo Onto

[De nucec.net] Defesa de tese de doutorado – PPGAS | Museu Nacional Ficções econômicas e realidades jurídicas: uma etnografia da política de defesa da concorrência no Brasil Gustavo Onto. Na sexta-feira tem defesa de tese de doutorado de Gustavo Onto, no PPGAS. [acesse aqui o resumo:http://www.nucec.net/uploads/2/7/2/8/27281669/gustavoonto_defesatd.pdf ] [abstract here: http://www.nucec.net/uploads/2/7/2/8/27281669/abstract_gustavoonto.pdf ].

Programa X Jornadas de Estudios Sociales de la Economía

Ya está disponible el programa de las “X Jornadas de Estudios Sociales de la Economía: La dimensión social de los procesos y objetos económicos” a realizarse del 9 al 13 de noviembre en el IDADES. Además de las charlas magistrales de Ben Ross Schneider y Federico Neiburg, y un muy interesante y nutrido programa, el evento contará con la participación de los colaboradores de este blog Federico Lorcenc, André Vereta-Nahoum, Alejandro Dulitzkyi, Javier Hernández, Ariel Wilkis y Mariana Heredia. Programa disponible acá: Continue reading

A negociacao da intimidade: Viviana Zelizer en UFRJ

Entrevista Lidando com a originalidade: Jane Guyer

Entrevista con Jane Guyer por Federico Neiburg, Fernando, Rabossi y Gustavo Onto en Revista Mana. Disponible acá: http://www.scielo.br/pdf/mana/v20n3/0104-9313-mana-20-03-00603.pdf

Vibrant Volume 11, Number 1 – Ethnographies of economy/ics

v11n1-202x300Está disponible online el último número del journal virtual de Antropología Brasilera, Vibrant. Es un número especial en inglés sobre etnografías económicas editado por Eugênia Motta, Federico Neiburg, Fernando Rabossi and Lúcia Müller y que incluye además un artículo del contribuidor de EdlE Gustavo Onto “The market as lived experience. On the knowledge of markets in antitrust analysis”. Continue reading

Cfp_Panel: “Forms of government and everyday economic practices: ethnography and comparison”

Gustavo Onto envía el siguiente llamado a contribuciones que podrá ser de interés para lectores de Estudios de la Economía:

Panel: “Forms of government and everyday economic practices: ethnography and comparison” at the 13th EASA Biennial Conference. Continue reading

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pic1Hay una larga historia de investigaciones antropológicas y sociológicas sobre el dinero. Las teorías de Marx, Weber y Simmel, por ejemplo, conciben al dinero como parte de la transición al mundo moderno. Si para Marx, el dinero refleja todas las contradicciones de la mercancía y de esta manera las contracciones del capitalismo industrial, para Simmel juega un papel importante en el marco de su investigación sobre la modernidad, y su particular combinación de individualismo y libertad. El dinero es, según el amigo de Simmel Karl Joël, un tipo de estetoscopio con el que Simmel podía diferenciar “el tono más íntimo de la vida moderna del barboteo del vasto mercado.” Su Filosofía del Dinero, dice Joël es “una filosofía de los tiempos” (Frisby 2004: 8-9). En esta historia cuasi-mítica, el dinero—como una medida cuantitativa, universal e internamente uniforme—permite la “confraternización de imposibilidades” (como dice Marx) y la anulación de la diferencia cualitativa. Es tanto un signo como un catalizador de una modernidad supuestamente marcada por formas de pensar y calcular impersonales, racionales, e instrumentales.

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