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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Provoked Economy : Economic Reality and the Performative Turn.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9781135089955 1135089957 130679823X 9781306798235|
|Description:||1 online resource (171 pages).|
|Contents:||Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART I The problem of performativity; 1 A few theoretical rudiments; The performative turn in the social sciences; Four distinctive philosophical problems; 2 The consideration of economic reality; Studies in the constitution of economic things; Economic naturalism against the practice of economizing; PART II Elementary case studies; 3 Recounting financial objects; The investment bank as a puzzle; The back office and the trouble with finalization; Processing descriptions through the banking space. Singular objects and written confirmationsThe valuation of financial objects as a problem of description; Technocratic mastery and back office intricacy; 4 Discovering stock prices; Making market perfection algorithmically explicit; Potential, real, virtual and actual prices; The trouble with second-order transparency; Provoking prices of particular kinds; 5 Testing consumer preferences; Performativity and the marketing simulacrum; Taming the test, taming the market; Becoming a measuring instrument; The experience of elicitation as provocation; The sociology of market testing. 6 Realizing business valueThe hermeneutics of the business subject; The object of valuation and the intuition of capitalization; 7 Indicating economic action; Masses of performance targets and indicators; Political or economic action; Quantifying scientific production; Indicating an economic effect; Provoking a state of economy; Tentative conclusion; Bibliography; Index.|
|Series Title:||Culture, economy and the social.|