Goffman, Material Performativity and the Sounds of Economic Exchange

20 Feb 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

470 Stephens Hall

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Trevor Pinch
Professor of Science & Technology Studies and Sociology, Cornell University

In this talk Professor Pinch will develop the notion of material performativity which involves a rereading of Goffman’s early sociology.  He argues that embedded in Goffman are notions of materiality and technology that need excavating. The talk will then turn to the newly emergent field of sound studies for clues as to the role of sound in interaction. Pinch’s talk will be exemplified by the role of sound in economic exchange, not only on modern financial markets but also on traditional markets.

This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
Additional sponsorship comes from:  Office for the History of Science and Technology


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