CFP: Libidinal economies of contemporary capitalism

Libidinal economies of contemporary capitalism. City, University of London, 16 April 2021. We are pleased to announce that FSN will be running a one-day workshop next year with CITYPERC on the libidinal economies of contemporary capitalism. The organisers, Amin Samman and Earl Gammon, are encouraging submissions on a broad range …

Visiting fellowships at MaxPo, Paris

The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) is welcoming applications from senior academics for research stays of approximately two months at Sciences Po in the heart of Paris. Established in 2012 by the Max Planck Society and Sciences Po Paris, MaxPo is a …

Doctoral fellowship at MaxPo, Paris

The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) in Paris is inviting applications for a doctoral fellowship in sociology or political science at Sciences Po in Paris, to commence in September 2021. We welcome original and independent proposals on topics situated in economic sociology, …

CFP: Reading economics as political theory, 2021

Reading economics as political theory. Sciences Po Paris, 17-18 June 2021. Oliver Kessler, Samuel Knafo and Matthias Thiemann are organising a workshop on the politics of economic theory, to be held at Science Po next June. In this workshop, we want to build on these insights and pursue the idea …

New article: ‘The time that money requires’

The time that money requires: Use of the future and critique of the present in financial valuation. Fabian Muniesa and Liliana Doganova. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2020). The future is persistently considered in the sociology of finance from two divergent, problematic angles. The first approach consists in supplementing financial reasoning with …

Book review: ‘The value of transactions in the new data economy’

The value of transactions in the new data economy. Carola Westermeier. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2020). Along with tools for video-calls, cashless payment has been among one of the technologies that gained new momentum during the global pandemic. While paying with a credit or debit card has been an everyday practice …

Webinar: Financing the future we want, 7 Oct

Financing the future we want: From a green recovery to a just transition. TNI webinar, 7 October 2020, 16.00-17.30 CET. COVID-19 has plunged much of the world into the biggest recession in over a century with devastating impacts for developing countries with little resources to combat a pandemic on this …

New book: Comedy and Crisis

Comedy and Crisis: Pieter Langendijk, the Dutch, and the Speculative Bubbles of 1720. Joyce Goggin and Frans de Bruyn, Liverpool University Press 2020. Comedy and Crisis contains the first ever scholarly English translation of Pieter Langendijk’s ‘Quincampoix, or the Wind Traders’ [Quincampoix of de Windhandelaars], and ‘Harlequin Stock-Jobber’ [Arlequin Actionist]. …

New book: The Asset Economy

The Asset Economy: Property Ownership and the New Logic of Inequality. Lisa Adkins, Melinda Cooper and Martijn Konings, Polity Press 2020. Rising inequality is the defining feature of our age. With the lion’s share of wealth growth going to the top, for a growing percentage of society a middle-class existence is out …