Mini-conference report: Domesticizing Financial Economies, SASE, Chicago

26th August 2014

Jeanne Lazarus, Mariana Luzzi, and José Ossandón report on the SASE mini-conference they organised, including reflections on what they term the “Zelizerian turn” Read More

Governing Money After Bitcoin and the “Sharing Economy”

11th August 2014

An invitation to attend a public lecture by Professor Bill Maurer, University of California, Irvine on 8 September 2014 at University of Warwick. Addressing questions including: What happens when “peer currencies” and the peer economy recode private moneys and renting as liberation and revolution? What happens to money and exchange when it occurs through closed loops connected by private gateways? Read More

Consuming Credit: Special Issue of Consumption Markets & Culture

14th July 2014

Announcing a new Special Issue of Consumption Markets & Culture on the consumption of credit. It is edited by Paul Langley, who also features in the collection alongside fellow Charisma members José Ossandón, Joe Deville and Donncha Marron, with a Postscript by Bill Maurer Read More

Innovating Financial Information Infrastructures

29th May 2014

New article by Charisma member Antonios Kaniadakis, co-written with Panos Constantinides. looking at the introduction of mortgage securitization in the UK, the role played by financial information infrastructure innovation and the implications for the calculation of financial risk Read More

Framing the place of observation networks in the recent sociology of finance

13th May 2014

Jose Ossandon introduces some key ongoing debates within economic sociology, while highlighting an ongoing conversation between Elena Esposito and David Stark about how we might attend better to ‘observation networks’ Read More

Risk and Regulation magazine

28th April 2014

Check out the current edition of Risk and Regulation, edited by Martha Poon, and featuring articles by, amongst others, Janet Roitman, Natasha Dow Schüll and Michael Power Read More

Journal of Peer Production: Issue #4

17th April 2014

A new issue of the Journal of Peer Production is out now, with papers exploring how peer production is entangled with a range of practices of valuation and expressions of worth Read More

Gain an edge with the sociology of finance

25th March 2014

Daniel Beunza introduces a new summer course run by the LSE aimed at taking SSF into finance! Read More

Negotiating Integrity: Playing by the book, rewriting the rules, fiddling and cheating

18th March 2014

Conference at Goldsmiths on April 4th on questions of integrity, rules fiddling and cheating. Featuring a keynote by Alex Preda, plus presentations on the manipulative strategies of financial analysts, spread betting odds manipulation, and algorithmic fakes. Registration deadline 21st March. Read More

6th Critical Finance Studies conference

14th March 2014

Call for papers for the 6th Critical Finance conference, due to take place in Amsterdam from 13-15 August. Deadline May 1st. Read More