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Measure and value

Author: Lisa Adkins; Celia Lury
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, ©2012.
Series: Sociological review monograph, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Explores how issues of measure and value are emerging as central in current debates concerning the capacity of social science and cognate disciplines to engage contemporary social and cultural life Debates the restructuring of time, scale, number, pattern and sequence Investigates the changing character and properties of data, evidence and the empirical Questions if we do need new forms of measure and what  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Adkins; Celia Lury
ISBN: 9781444339581 1444339583
OCLC Number: 809794992
Description: 181 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Series editor's introduction / Chris Shilling --
Introduction: special measures / Lisa Adkins and Celia Lury --
A flank movement in the understanding of valuation --
Fabian Muniesa --
General Sentiment: how value and affect converge in the information economy / Adam Arvidsson --
The changing lives of measures and values: from centre stage in the fading 'disciplinary' society to pervasive background instrument in the emergent 'control' society / Helen Verran --
Transactional politics / Evelyn Ruppert and Mike Savage --
Dirty data: longitudinal classification systems / Emma Uprichard --
The economy of social data: exploring research ethics as device / Ana Gross --
Measuring the value of sociology? Some notes on performative metricization in the contemporary academy / Aidan Kelly and Roger Burrows --
Measure, value and the current crises of sociology / Nicholas Gane.
Series Title: Sociological review monograph, 8.
Responsibility: edited by Lisa Adkins and Celia Lury.

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Issues of measure and value are emerging as central in current debates concerning the capacity of social science and cognate disciplines to engage contemporary social and cultural life.  Read more...

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