Valuation Studies Issue 2 OUT NOW!

9th December 2013

The peer reviewed open access journal has four articles by Muniesa & Helgesson; Heuts & Mol; Elyachar; and Ehrenstein & Muniesa Read More

Devising or agencing markets?

5th December 2013

Are consumer markets devised or ‘agenced’? Liz McFall wonders in this first follow up to the ESF Agencing Markets workshop and extract from her forthcoming book Devising Consumption. Read More

For financial certainty, try machine gambling

5th December 2013

Martha Poon explores Natasha Dow Schüll’s book ‘Addiction by Design’ in a new essay in the Journal of Cultural Economy Read More

Domesticizing Financial Economies: Knitting Fibers of Transaction, Algorithm and Exchange

2nd December 2013

Call for papers for a mini-conference at SASE focusing on everyday encounters with monetary devices, commercial circuits, algorithms and financial assessment and exchange. Read More

Life Insurance as Technology of Care

18th November 2013

Sofía Ugarte looks at life insurance as a market device. How do policyholders and their families experience the life insurance market? And what what role might kinship ties of care play? Read More

In Vivo Economies: Culturing Temporalities of Life and Value

13th November 2013

Melinda Cooper on how recent developments in the life sciences pose compelling questions about the relationship between the culturing of life and value, plus audio clips from a related workshop and a full podcast of Catherine Waldby’s talk Read More