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ANNOUNCEMENTS

'Imitation, Contagion, Suggestion: Rethinking the Social'

Announcing a major conference to take place at CBS in May on 'Imitation, Contagion, Suggestion: Rethinking the Social'

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Event news

Research Colloquium on ‘Crowd Dynamics and Financial Markets’

Announcing the spring Research Colloquium on ‘Crowd Dynamics and Financial Markets’ to be held at the Copenhagen Business School. Featuring Alex Preda and Roland Gemayel, Paul Crosthwaite, Liz McFall, and Olivier Godechot

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Publications

MoneyLab Reader - out now!

The print edition of the MoneyLab reader is out now - edited by Geert Lovink, Nathaniel Tkacz, and Patricia de Vries and featuring a stellar lineup, including Finn Brunton, Max Haiven, Keith Hart, Bill Maurer, Saskia Sassen, Lana Swartz, Erin B. Taylor, Tiziana Terranova, Nathaniel Tkacz amongst many others

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PhD opening

PhD opportunity at Linköping University: tax compliance

Why do people pay taxes? The main objective for this PhD position is to analyse one or several tax compliance initiatives from a qualitative perspective.

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Challenging the smooth flow to calamity: how ethnic diversity deflates price bubbles

Announcing a LSE public lecture by David Stark, reporting on the results of a study that he and his colleagues designed to test the role of ethnic diversity in deflating prices bubbles. Sponsored by the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR)

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Publications

Data, Now Bigger and Better!

Announcing a new book edited by Tom Boellstorff and Bill Maurer exploring the theoretical provocations needed to respond to the questions posed by the rise of 'big data'

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Event news

Panel discussion: A new philosophy of the market

An invitation to attend a panel discussion titled “A new philosophy of the market” hosted by Manchester Business School's Organisations and Society group. Featuring Jon Roffe, Yuval Millo, Adam Leaver, Elie Ayache and chaired by Dean Pierides

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Publications

Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies, edited by Dan Cook and J. Michael Ryan has just been published

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FEATURED

Mobile money aesthetics: Text, display, and the cultural logics of concealment

Erin Taylor looks at the promises and practicalities of mobile money, drawing on a chapter published in The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media (2014)

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Moments of Valuation

David Stark introduces Moments of Valuation, a new book he has co-edited with Ariane Berthoin Antal, and Michael Hutter and asks: how is value performed?

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New Ernest Dichter online archive

Stefan Schwarzkopf highlights the launch of a fascinating archive of all the market and consumer research reports compiled by the famous (and notorious) motivation researcher Ernest Dichter between 1935 and the 1980s

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Infrastructures of money

Joe Deville on just how important the infrastructures of money are, reporting on a recent conference on Money as Communication at the University of Southern California

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Is it really so hard to sell better security to the poor?

In the context of the never-ending story cycle of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this article considers the perennial question of why the poor have so often throughout history been considered resistant to policy reforms that were designed in their own interests.

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