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An Introduction to Market Devices

An Introduction to Market Devices Fabian Muniesa, Yuval Millo and Michel Callon The social sciences have been providing fertile ground for programmatic calls in recent decades, and this seems particularly true within contemporary economic sociology. Explorations moving in new directions have emerged in this field, often out of epistemic discomfort or as a result of problematic positioning vis- à-vis mainstream economics. Of particular relevance has been the development of a ‘pragmatic turn’ in the study of markets and economic activities in general. Some aspects of this pragmatic turn might be identified in a number of recent contributions that have considered multiple regimes of worth or multiple con- ventions of valuation (eg, Beunza and Stark, 2004; Boltanski and Thévenot, 2006; Favereau, Biencourt and Eymard-Duvernay, 2002; Stark, 1999; Thévenot, 2000, 2001), that have examined practical operations of testing, critique and verification (Bessy and Chateauraynaud, 1995; Chateauraynaud, 2004; Hennion, 2004; Maurer, 2005; Millo and Lezaun, 2006; Power, 1997; Teil and Muniesa, 2006), that have explored how economic things become calculable through particular metrics and languages (Desrosières, 1998; Espeland and Stevens, 1998; Hopwood and Miller, 1994; Miller and Rose, 1990; Power, 1996), that have studied the performative capacities of economic knowledge (Callon, 1998; MacKenzie, 2003, 2004, 2006; MacKenzie, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Sociological Review SAGE

An Introduction to Market Devices

The Sociological Review , Volume 55 (2_suppl): 12 – Oct 1, 2007

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10.1111/j.1467-954X.2007.00727.x
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Fabian Muniesa, Yuval Millo and Michel Callon The social sciences have been providing fertile ground for programmatic calls in recent decades, and this seems particularly true within contemporary economic sociology. Explorations moving in new directions have emerged in this field, often out of epistemic discomfort or as a result of problematic positioning vis- à-vis mainstream economics. Of particular relevance has been the development of a ‘pragmatic turn’ in the study of markets and economic activities in general. Some aspects of this pragmatic turn might be identified in a number of recent contributions that have considered multiple regimes of worth or multiple con- ventions of valuation (eg, Beunza and Stark, 2004; Boltanski and Thévenot, 2006; Favereau, Biencourt and Eymard-Duvernay, 2002; Stark, 1999; Thévenot, 2000, 2001), that have examined practical operations of testing, critique and verification (Bessy and Chateauraynaud, 1995; Chateauraynaud, 2004; Hennion, 2004; Maurer, 2005; Millo and Lezaun, 2006; Power, 1997; Teil and Muniesa, 2006), that have explored how economic things become calculable through particular metrics and languages (Desrosières, 1998; Espeland and Stevens, 1998; Hopwood and Miller, 1994; Miller and Rose, 1990; Power, 1996), that have studied the performative capacities of economic knowledge (Callon, 1998; MacKenzie, 2003, 2004, 2006; MacKenzie,

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Published: Oct 1, 2007

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