Theorizing the Contemporary – Finance Special Issue

Cultural Anthropology has just launched a new Theorizing the Contemporary Forum . The forum on “Finance”, guest edited by Bill Maurer, features eighteen essays on topics such as risk, debt, ethics, infrastructure and more. You can visit the entire forum here,

For an Anthropology of Atmospheric Markets: The Exemplary Case of Financial
Markets <]]> Michel Callon, Csi Ecole des mines de Paris
“Smart Targeting” and the Meaning of Money <]]> Marieke de Goede, University of Amsterdam
Community and Money, Local and European <]]> Luigi Doria, Centre Maurice Halbwachs (CNRS – EHESS – ENS), Paris Luca Fantacci, Bocconi University, Milan
The Passions of Credit and the Dangers of Debt<]]> Julia Elyachar, University of California – Irvine
Life in Financial Calendrics <]]> Jane I. Guyer, Johns Hopkins University
The “Real Economy” and its Pariahs: Questioning Moral Dichotomies in
Contemporary Capitalism <]]> Ellen Hertz, University of Neuchatel, Stefan Leins, University of Zurich
Occupy Finance and the Paradox/Possibilities of Productivity<]]> Karen Ho, University of Minnesota
The Fear Index and Frankenstein Finance <]]> Paul Langley, Department of Geography, Durham University, UK
What can anthropologists of finance teach us about the MERS we now find ourselves in <]]> Vincent Antonin Lepinay
The End of Finance? <]]> Hirokazu Miyazaki, Cornell University
Coping with the Discount Rate <]]> Fabian Muniesa, Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation, Mines ParisTech, Paris
Why does (or doesn’t) finance need an anthropology?<]]> Horacio Ortiz, Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation, Mines ParisTech, Paris
Why does finance need an anthropology?…Because financial value is a reality. <]]> Martha Poon, New York University
Joining the Dots <]]> Michael Pryke, Open University
Is this capitalism? If not, then what is it?<]]> Annelise Riles, Cornell University
A Dispatch from the Future (of Money and Technology Summit)<]]> Lana Swartz, University of Southern California
‘An Anthropologist on Wall Street’ <]]> Gillian Tett, Financial Times
The Ethics of Wall Street <]]> Caitlin Zaloom, New York University

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