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:

Introduction: Theorizing the Contemporary

Bill Maurer, University of California, Irvine.

For an Anthropology of Atmospheric Markets: The Exemplary Case of Financial Markets

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


One Response to “Special forum on Finance at Cultural Anthropology”

  1. marthapoon Says:

    Thanks for posting this Daniel! I think this initiative site shows that econ. soc. is not the only place where SSF is in conversation…

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