In this major new collection, leading experts explore the 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
* the economies as socio-technical arrangements
* the nature of innovation
* the role of technological mediations in representing and performing economies.
This revealing book, ideal for those with an interest in contemporary social theory, interrogates the evidence for the contemporary claims about the emergence of the `new economy' and `knowledge-based economies' and sheds new light on the relationship between economy and culture.
Andrew Barry is Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London and Don Slater is Reader in Sociology, London School of Economics.
Introduction 1. The Economy of Qualities 2. From Calculation to Alienation 3. Externalities in Comparative Guise 4. The Anti-Political Economy 5. Technology, Politics and the Market 6. From Pipes to Scopes: The Flow Stucture of Financial Markets 7. Cultural Political Economy, the Knowledge-Based Economy and the State 8. Performing Finance: The Industry, the Media and its Image 9. The Objectivity of the Brand: Marketing, Law and Sociology