Nov 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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2. Calculators, Lemmings or Frame-makers? The Intermediary Role of Securities Analysts: Daniel Beunza and Raghu Garud.
3. Where Do Analysts Come From? The Case of Financial Chartism: Alex Preda.
4. The Death of a Salesman? Reconfiguring Economic Exchange in Swedish Post-war Food Distribution: Hans Kjellberg.
5. Struggling to Be Displayed at the Point of Purchase: The Emergence of Merchandising in French Supermarkets: Sandrine Barrey.
6. A Sociology of Market-things: On Tending the Garden of Choices in Mass Retailing: Franck Cochoy.
7. A Market of Opinions: The Political Epistemology of Focus Groups: Javier Lezaun.
8. Performance Testing: Dissection of a Consumerist Experiment: Alexandre Mallard.
9. Framing Fish, Making Markets: The Construction of Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs): Petter Holm and Kåre Nolde Nielsen.
10. Making Things Deliverable: The Origins of Index-based Derivatives: Yuval Millo.
11. The Q(u)ALYfying Hand: Health Economics and Medicine in the Shaping of Swedish Mmarkets for Subsidized Pharmaceuticals: Ebba Sjögren and Claes-Fredrik Helgesson.
12. Price as a Market Device: Cotton Trading in Izmir Mercantile Exchange: Koray Caliskan.
13. Parasitic Formulae: The Case of Capital Guarantee Products: Vincent-Antonin Lépinay.
14. Scorecards as Devices for Consumer Credit: The Case of Fair, Isaac & Company Incorporated: Martha Poon.
Notes on Contributors.
- Addresses the crucial role of technical instruments in the construction of markets
- Explores how market devices are set to configure economic calculative capacities and observes the part they play in the marketability of goods and services
- Includes a wide array of objects that have been often overlooked in sociological analysis from pricing models to merchandising tools, from trading protocols to aggregate indicators
- Analyses the performative aspects of knowledge and expertise needed in adjusting and calibrating marketing devices
- Includes original empirical material from the emerging intersection between economic sociology and science and technology studies