Special forum on Finance at Cultural Anthropology
May 25, 2012
From Bill Maurer:
Cultural Anthropology has just launched a new Theorizing the Contemporary Forum – “Finance”. Guest edited by Bill Maurer, this issue features eighteen essays on topics such as risk, debt, ethics, infrastructure and more.
Here’s the table of contents:
Bill Maurer, University of California, Irvine.
Michel Callon, Csi Ecole des mines de Paris
“Smart Targeting” & the Meaning of Money
Marieke de Goede, University of Amsterdam
Community and Money, Local and European
Luigi Doria, Centre Maurice Halbwachs (CNRS – EHESS – ENS), Paris
Luca Fantacci, Bocconi University, Milan
The Passions of Credit and the Dangers of Debt
Julia Elyachar, University of California – Irvine
Life in Financial Calendrics
Jane I. Guyer, Johns Hopkins University
The “Real Economy” and its Pariahs: Questioning Moral Dichotomies in Contemporary Capitalism
Ellen Hertz, University of Neuchatel
Stefan Leins, University of Zurich
Occupy Finance and the Paradox/Possibilities of Productivity
Karen Ho, University of Minnesota
The Fear Index and Frankenstein Finance
Paul Langley, Department of Geography, Durham University, UK
What can anthropologists of finance teach us about the MERS we now find ourselves in
Vincent Antonin Lepinay
The End of Finance?
Hirokazu Miyazaki, Cornell University
Coping with the Discount Rate
Fabian Muniesa, Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation, Mines ParisTech, Paris
Why does (or doesn’t) finance need an anthropology?
Horacio Ortiz, Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation, Mines ParisTech, Paris
Why does finance need an anthropology?
…Because financial value is a reality.
Martha Poon, New York University
Joining the Dots
Michael Pryke, Open University
Is this capitalism? If not, then what is it?
Annelise Riles, Cornell University
A Dispatch from the Future (of Money and Technology Summit)
Lana Swartz, University of Southern California
‘An Anthropologist on Wall Street’
Gillian Tett, Financial Times
The Ethics of Wall Street
Caitlin Zaloom, New York University