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Living in a Material World

Economic Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies

Trevor Pinch (Redaktør) ; Richard Swedberg (Redaktør) ; Michel Callon (Innledning) ; Richard Swedberg (Innledning) ; Philip Mirowski (Innledning) ; Eddie Nik-Khah (Innledning) ; David Hatherly (Innledning) ; David Leung (Innledning) ; Donald Mackenzie (Innledning) ; Karin Knorr Cetina (Innledning)

Understanding the intersection of economic sociology and science and technology studies through the idea of materiality.

Although social scientists generally agree that technology plays a key role in the economy, economics and technology have yet to be brought together into a coherent framework that is both analytically interesting and empirically oriented. Les mer
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Understanding the intersection of economic sociology and science and technology studies through the idea of materiality.

Although social scientists generally agree that technology plays a key role in the economy, economics and technology have yet to be brought together into a coherent framework that is both analytically interesting and empirically oriented. This book draws on the tools of science and technology studies and economic sociology to reconceptualize the intersection of economy and technology, suggesting materiality-the idea that social existence involves not only actors and social relations but also objects-as the theoretical point of convergence. The contributors take up general concerns, such as individual agency in a network economy and the materiality of the household in economic history, as well as specific financial technologies such as the stock ticker, the trading room, and the telephone. Forms of infrastructure-accounting, global configurations of trading and information technologies, and patent law-are examined. Case studies of the impact of the Internet and information technology on consumption (e-commerce), the reputation economy (the rise of online reviews of products), and organizational settings (outsourcing of an IT system) round off this collection of essays.

Contributors
Elizabeth Popp Berman, Daniel Beunza, Michel Callon, Karin Knorr Cetina, Shay David, Thomas F. Gieryn, Barbara Grimpe, David Hatherly, David Leung, Christian Licoppe, Donald MacKenzie, Philip Mirowski, Fabian Muniesa, Edward Nik-Khah, Trevor Pinch, Alex Preda, Nicholas J. Rowland, David Stark, Richard Swedberg

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Introduction1
I General Concerns: Economy, Materiality, Power




1 Economic Markets and the Rise of Interactive Agencements: From Prosthetic Agencies to Habilitated Agencies

29




Michel Callon





2 The Centrality of Materiality: Economic Theorizing from Xenophon to Home Economics and Beyond

57




Richard Swedberg





3 Command Performance: Exploring What STS Thinks It Takes to Build a Market

89




Philip Mirowski and Edward Nik-Khah

II Infrastructure




4 The Finitist Accountant

131




David Hatherly, David Leung, and Donald MacKenzie





5 Global Financial Technologies: Scoping Systems That Raise the World

161




Karin Knorr Cetina and Barbara Grimpe





6 The Politics of Patent Law and Its Material Effects: The Changing Relationship between Universities and the Marketplace

191




Elizabeth Popp Berman

III Technology and the Material Arrangements of the Market




7 Technology, Agency, and Financial Price Data

217




Alex Preda





8 Tools of the Trade: The Socio-Technology of Arbitrage in a Wall Street Trading Room

253




Daniel Beunza and David Stark





9 Trading-Room Telephones and the Identification of Counterparts

291




Fabian Muniesa

IV Technology, Economy, Use




10 Understanding and Reframing the Electronic Consumption Experience: The Interactional Ambiguities of Mediated Coordination

317




Christian Licoppe





11 Six Degrees of Reputation: The Use and Abuse of Online Review and Recommendation Systems

341




Shay David and Trevor Pinch





12 Transfer Troubles: Outsourcing Information Technology in Higher Education

375




Nicholas J. Rowland and Thomas F. Gieryn

About the Authors393
Index395

Om forfatteren

"This book is a well-timed effort to investigate the crucial relationship between technology and economy by joining the forces of science and technology studies and economic sociology. It improves our understanding of the diverse ways in which the world is material, while breaking new ground to conceptualize the relationship between technology and economy. The book convincingly demonstrates how this relationship is much more complex and interactive than the established idea that economy shapes technology, while new technologies offer economic options through innovation."--Knut H. Sorensen, Professor of Sociology, Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrevor Pinch is Goldwin Smith Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University and coeditor of The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology (anniversary edition, MIT Press). Richard Swedberg is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. He is the author of Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology, Principles of Economic Sociology, and other books. Michel Callon, developer (with Bruno Latour and others) of Actor Network Theory, is Professor at the E cole des mines de Paris and a Researcher at the Centre de Sociologie de l'innovation there. Richard Swedberg is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. He is the author of Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology, Principles of Economic Sociology, and other books. Donald MacKenzie is Professor of Sociology (Personal Chair) at the University of Edinburgh. His books include Inventing Accuracy (1990), Knowing Machines (1996), and Mechanizing Proof (2001), all published by the MIT Press. Portions of An Engine, not a Camera won the Viviana A. Zelizer Prize in economic sociology from the American Sociological Association. Fabian Muniesa is Senior Researcher at the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation (CSI), a research center of Mines ParisTech. Trevor Pinch is Goldwin Smith Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University and coeditor of The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology (anniversary edition, MIT Press).