The Technological Economy / Edition 1

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Overview

In this major new collection, leading experts explore multidisciplinary connections between technology and economy, drawing on new convergences between economic sociology and science and technology studies. Through theoretical and empirical studies, the authors investigate economics and economic knowledges as technologies; economics as socio-technical assemblages; the nature of innovation; and the role of technological mediations in representing and performing economies. This book interrogates the evidence for contemporary claims about the emergence of the 'new economy' and 'knowledge-based economy' and sheds new light on the relation between economy and culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415336062
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Barry is Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London and Don Slater is Reader in Sociology, London School of Economics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The economy of qualities 28
2 From calculation to alienation : disentangling economic abstractions 51
3 Externalities in comparative guise 66
4 The anti-political economy 84
5 Technology, politics and the market : an interview with Michel Callon 101
6 From pipes to scopes : the flow architecture of financial markets 122
7 Cultural political economy, the knowledge-based economy, and the state 142
8 Performing finance : the industry, the media and its image 165
9 The objectivity of the brand : marketing, law and sociology 183
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