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The sense of dissonance : accounts of worth in economic life

Author: David Stark; et al
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Pbk. ed.]View all editions and formats
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In work, as in other areas of life, it is not always clear what standards we are being judged by or how our worth is being determined. Drawing on the notion that "perplexing situations" provide  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Étude de cas (Descripteur de forme)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Stark; et al
ISBN: 9780691152486 0691152489 9780691132808 0691132801
OCLC Number: 871237811
Description: xviii, 245 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface xi Chapter 1: Heterarchy: The Organization of Dissonance 1 Searching Questions 1 For a Sociology of Worth 6 Entrepreneurship at the Overlap 13 Heterarchy 19 A Metaphor for Organization in the Twenty-first Century 27 Worth in Contentious Situations 31 Chapter 2: Work, Worth, and Justice in a Socialist Factory 35 The Partnership as Proof 36 Distributive Justice inside the Partnership 52 Maneuvering across Economies 64 Epilogue 75 Chapter 3: Creative Friction in a New-Media Start-Up 81 An Ecology of Value 84 The Firm and the Project Form 91 Distributing Intelligence 97 Organizing Dissonance 102 Discursive Pragmatism and Bountiful Friction 108 Epilogue 111 Chapter 4: The Cognitive Ecology of an Arbitrage Trading Room 118 Studying Quantitative Finance 120 Arbitrage, or Quantitative Finance in the Search for Qualities 126 The Trading Room as a Space for Associations 130 The Trading Room as an Ecology 135 The Trading Room as a Laboratory 142 The Pursuit of New Properties 151 Epilogue 153 Chapter 5: From Field Research to the Field of Research 163 From Classification to Search 166 From Diversity of Organizations to the Organization of Diversity 175 From Unreflective Taken-for-Granteds to Reflexive Cognition 183 From Shared Understandings to Coordination through Misunderstanding 190 From Single Ethnographies to the Broader Sites of Situations 195 Reprise 204 Acknowledgments 213 Bibliography 217 Index 239
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