Moments of Valuation: Exploring Sites of Dissonance

Moments of Valuation: Exploring Sites of Dissonance

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ISBN-13: 9780198702504
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/29/2015
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ariane Berthoin Antal, Senior Fellow, WZB Berlin,Michael Hutter, Director, Research Unit 'Cultural Sources of Newness', WZB Berlin,David Stark, Arthur Lehman Professor Sociology & International Affairs, Columbia University

Ariane Berthoin Antal is senior fellow at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, where she currently leads the research stream on "Artistic Interventions in Organizations" in the Research Unit "Cultural Sources of Newness." She is Distinguished Research Professor at Audencia Nantes School of Management in France and honorary professor at the Technical University of Berlin. She earned her B.A from Pomona College, her M.A from Boston University and Dr. phil from the Technical University of Berlin. She has published widely in English, French and German on business and society, organizational learning and knowledge creation, and intercultural management, including the Oxford Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge (with Meinolf Dierkes, John Child and Ikujiro Nonaka). She serves on the editorial board of numerous journals, including Organization Studies, Management Learning, and Gender and Management.


Michael Hutter is research director at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, where he heads the unit "Cultural Sources of Newness." He earned a B.A. in mathematics at Portland State University, an M.A. in economics at the University of Washington in Germany and a doctorate at the University of Munich. From 1987-2008, he held the chair for economic theory at Witten/Herdecke University, and from 2008-13 he was research professor for knowledge and innovation at the Institute of Sociology at Technische Universitat Berlin. He was invited as a visiting scholar at the Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio (2000), the School of Information Management Systems, UC Berkeley (2002), and the Getty Research Institute (2003 and 2007). His publications include Beyond Price. Value in Economics, Culture and the Arts (co-edited with David Throsby) and The Rise of the Joyful Economy (forthcoming).

David Stark is Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Columbia University where he directs the Center on Organizational Innovation. His book, The Sense of Dissonance: Accounts of Worth in Economic Life (Princeton University Press 2009) is an ethnographic account of how organizations and their members search for what is valuable. A recent essay on observation theory was published in Sociologica 2/2013, and articles in economic sociology appear in The American Journal of Sociology (2006 and 2010) and the American Sociological Review (2012) With photographer, Nancy Warner, he recently published This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains (Columbia University Press, 2013). Among other awards, Stark is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2002) and an Honorary Doctorate from the Ecole normale superieure de Cachan (2013).

Table of Contents

Introduction, Michael Hutter and David Stark
Part I: Varieties of aesthetic valuation
2. Moments in the Valuation of Sound: The Early History of Synthesizers, Trevor Pinch
3. Paying Attention: What is Tasting Wine About?, Antoine Hennion
4. Dissonant Translations: Artistic Sources of Innovation in Creative Industries, Michael Hutter
5. Evaluating Valuation: Connoisseurship, Technology and Art Attribution in an American Court of Law, John Brewer
6. An Evaluative Biography of Cynical Realism and Political Pop, Svetlana Kharchenkova and Olav Velthuis
Part II: Devices valorizing uncertain aesthetic experiences
7. Playing Nice, Being Mean, and the Space In Between: Book Critics and the Difficulties of Writing Bad Reviews, Phillipa Chong
8. Structures of the Tasted: Restaurant Reviews in Berlin Between 1995 and 2012, Sophie Mutzel
9. Making Things Precious: A Pragmatist Inquiry into the Valuation of Luxury Perfumes, Anne-Sophie Trebuchet-Breitwiller
Part III: Valuation in fields of practice
10. When Principles of Evaluation Clash: Assessing the Value of a Demonstration in Artificial Intelligence, Claude Rosental
11. Accounting and the Plasticity of Valuation, Andrea Mennicken and Michael Power
12. Clean and Profitable: Entangling Valuations in Environmental Entrepreneurship, Liliana Doganova and Peter Karnoe
13. Reframing Expertise: The Rise of Behavioral Insights and Interventions in Public Policy, Holger Strassheim, Arlena Jung and Rebecca-Lea Korinek
Part IV: Valuation within organizations
14. Epistemic Dissonance: Reconfiguring Valuation in Architectural Practicepractice, Ignacio Farias
15. Sources of Newness in Organizations: Sand, Oil, Energy, and Artists, Ariane Berthoin Antal
16. Performing Worth: Shareholder Value and Management Consultancy in Post-Mao China, Kimberly Chong

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