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Moments of Valuation: Exploring Sites of Dissonance

Ariane Berthoin Antal, Michael Hutter, and David Stark


This book contains fifteen chapters on the ways in which things and ideas that are new or unknown are given their value. Long before items as diverse as wine, art, or technologies for cleaning slurry gain commercial value, they are evaluated by experts, reviewed by critics, and compared with earlier successes. An exploration of moments of valuation reveals the initial dissonance among those judging a newly proposed alternative and shows how they influence the emergence of newness in society. The deviant, the tenuous, the rough, is recognized and estimated. Several chapters deal with aesthetic ... More

Keywords: pragmatism, valuation, newness, innovation, dissonance, aesthetics, valorization

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198702504
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702504.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ariane Berthoin Antal, editor
WZB Berlin

Michael Hutter, editor
Research Unit 'Cultural Sources of Newness', WZB Berlin

David Stark, editor
Columbia University

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Part I Varieties of Aesthetic Valuation

6 An Evaluative Biography of Cynical Realism and Political Pop

Svetlana Kharchenkova and Olav Velthuis

Part II Devices Valorizing Uncertain Aesthetic Experiences

9 Making Things Precious

Anne-Sophie Trébuchet-Breitwiller

Part III Valuation in Fields of Practice

11 Accounting and the Plasticity of Valuation

Andrea Mennicken and Michael Power

12 Clean and Profitable

Liliana Doganova and Peter Karnøe

13 Reframing Expertise

Holger Strassheim, Arlena Jung and Rebecca-Lea Korinek

Part IV Valuation Within Organizations

14 Epistemic Dissonance

Ignacio Farías

16 Performing Worth

Kimberly Chong