Sociology of finance at the American Sociological Association

July 17, 2010

This year’s meeting of the American Sociological Association is full of sociology of finance. We highlighted a few sessions below.

Yuval and I, the editors of Socializing Finance, would also like to invite the readers of the blog and other sociologists to a get-together. Please join us for drinks at the “Point of View” lounge at the Hilton Hotel on Saturday August 14th, from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm.

SOCIOLOGY OF FINANCIAL MARKETS

Scheduled Time: Sat, Aug 14 – 2:30pm – 4:10pm Building: Hilton Atlanta
Session Organizer: Yuval Millo (London School of Economics)
Presider: Aaron Z. Pitluck (Illinois State University)

Towards a Sociology of Financial Crises: Uncertainty, Networks and the Breakdown of Performative Order
*Joon Nak Choi (Stanford University)

Hedge Fund Connectedness and the Emergence of a Consensus Trade
*Yuval Millo (London School of Economics), Jan Simon (IESE Business School), Neil Kellard (Essex Business School)

Retooling the Sustainable Finance Field
*Daniel Beunza (London School of Economics), Fabrizio Ferraro (University of Navarra)

The Normative Order of a Financial Market: Gentility and the London Gold Market
*Rachel Harvey (Columbia University)

Discussant: Klaus Weber (Northwestern University)

NEW TRENDS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

Scheduled Time: Sat, Aug 14 – 10:30am – 12:10pm Building: Hilton Atlanta
Session Organizer: Yuval Millo (London School of Economics)
Presider: Simone Polillo (University of Virginia)

Speculation as a Learned Behavior? The Effects of (In)Experience, Wealth, and Geography on IPO Share Trading
*Christopher B. Yenkey (Cornell University)

Watching Foreigners: An Interpretive Economic Sociology of Herding in an Emerging Stock Market
*Aaron Z. Pitluck (Illinois State University)

The Economic Sociology of Innovation in China’s Market Economy
*Victor Nee (Cornell University), Sonja Opper (Lund University)

Hybrid Firm and Entrepreneurial Finance in China’s Transition Economy
*Wubiao Zhou (Nanyang Technological University)

Discussant: Daniel Beunza (London School of Economics)

MARKETS AS SOCIAL IMAGINARIES

Scheduled Time: Sat, Aug 14 – 8:30am – 10:10am Building: Hilton Atlanta
Session Organizer: Daniel Thomas Cook (The State University of New Jersey- Rutgers)
Presider: Johanna Pabst (Boston College)

Figurations, Fabrications and Performances in and of Markets
*Daniel Thomas Cook (The State University of New Jersey- Rutgers)

Social Interaction as Market Device: The Re-personalization of Banking
*Zsuzsanna Vargha (Max Planck Institute)

The Culture and the Characters of the Market: Ethnographic and Historical Accounts of Interactional Dynamics
*Frederick F. Wherry (University of Michigan)

How to Read the Future: The Yield Curve, Affect, and Financial Prediction
*Caitlin Zaloom (New York University)

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE ECONOMY: CREATING IT AND USING IT

Scheduled Time: Tue, Aug 17 – 8:30am – 10:10am Building: Hilton Atlanta
Session Organizer: Elizabeth Popp Berman (State University of New York- Albany)
Presider: Elizabeth Popp Berman (State University of New York- Albany)

A Market-Like Entity: Economics in the Construction of a New Institution
*Daniel Breslau (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Economic Knowledge, Actions, and Transactions in Online Financial Markets
*Alexandru Preda (University of Edinburgh)

Markets as Technologies: Market Epistemology and the Exclusion of Housework from National Income Statistics
*Dan Abramson Hirschman (University of Michigan)

Network Cohesion and Policy Consensus among Economic Experts
*Tod Stewart Van Gunten (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Producing Policy Ideas: The Topography of Knowledge Regimes in Four Countries
*John L. Campbell (Dartmouth College), Ove Kai Pedersen (Copenhagen University)

THEMATIC SESSION. CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

Scheduled Time: Tue, Aug 17 – 10:30am – 12:10pm Building: Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Session Organizer: Davita Silfen Glasberg (University of Connecticut)
Presider: Davita Silfen Glasberg (University of Connecticut)

How Finance Turned Corporations into ‘Rootless Cosmopolitans
*Gerald F. Davis (University of Michigan)

The Role of Predatory Lending and Foreclosures in the 2008-2010 De/Recession
*Angie K. Beeman (University of Connecticut), *Colleen Casey (Saint Louis University), *Davita Silfen Glasberg (University of Connecticut)

Political Capitalism and the Demise of Corporate Citizenship
*Harland Prechel (Texas A&M University)

How Finance Turned Corporations into ‘Rootless Cosmopolitans’
*Gerald F. Davis (University of Michigan)

The Two Faces of Finance
*Fred Block (University of California-Davis)

Discussant: Michael Schwartz (State University of New York-Stony Brook)

4 Responses to “Sociology of finance at the American Sociological Association”

  1. Fourcade Says:

    Then please allow me to broadcast the following session, which covers a wide range of financial issues, from personal to country finance.

    Consumption, Debt, and Crisis
    Scheduled Time: Tue, Aug 17 – 8:30am – 10:10am Building: Hilton Atlanta

    Session Participants:
    Session Organizer: Marion Fourcade (University of California – Berkeley)
    Presider: Kieran Healy (Duke University)

    Keeping Up Appearances, or Just Keeping Afloat? How and Why American Households Overspend
    *Jeff D. Lundy (University of California-San Diego)

    Networks and Moral Economy in Credit Markets for the Poor
    *Stephen Charles Nunez (Stanford University)

    To Owe is Not to Own: The Meaning of Mortgages in an Emerging Market in Crisis
    *Jane R. Zavisca (University of Arizona)

    The 1980s Debt Crisis Revisited: The Second and Third Worlds as Creditors
    *Johanna K. Bockman (George Mason University)

    Discussant: Alya Guseva (Boston University)

  2. danielbeunza Says:

    Marion, that session looks terrific. Thanks for letting us know.

    And feel free to comment more on this or other posts. We are interested to hear your take on our rumblings.

  3. Chris Jefferis Says:

    Are the papers for this conference available anywhere online?

  4. danielbeunza Says:

    Good question — working on it!


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