Market/Making: Knowledge, Technology, and the Production of Social Worlds

6 Apr 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

470 Stephens Hall

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Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra

This talk explores the forms of sociotechnical work deployed by organizational actors in co-producing markets and institutional domains. It does so through studies of two very different settings: stock exchanges, where ‘invisible’ organizational workers transformed the nature of trading and the social fabric of finance; and higher education, where scholars have awkwardly adopted forms of market-oriented quantification as mechanisms for sustaining their public value. Through these two studies, the talk concludes with thoughts about the nature of markets in contemporary societies, arguing for a notion of ‘reverse embeddedness’—that is, for a reclaiming of markets and market-devices as constitutive of contemporary social life.

This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
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