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Making Things Valuable

Martin Kornberger, Lise Justesen, Jan Mouritsen, and Anders Koed Madsen


Studies of worth and valuation have to a large extent been shaped by an implicit division of labour in which economists have dominated discussions of monetary value and sociologists have been occupied with understanding other values such as those with a religious or cultural basis. The book contributes to an emergent strand of economic sociology that challenges this division of labour. The book consists of an introduction and twelve chapters that in combination provide insights into important ‘mechanisms and practices of valuing’ that deserve closer academic examination. It illustrates how pra ... More

Keywords: value, valuation, evaluative infrastructure, calculation, commensuration, power, process

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198712282
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712282.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Kornberger, editor
Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School

Lise Justesen, editor
Associate Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School

Jan Mouritsen, editor
Professor, Department of Operations Management, Copenhagen Business School

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Martin Kornberger, Lise Justesen, Anders Koed Madsen, and Jan Mouritsen

1 Noticing Numbers

Wendy Nelson Espeland and Stacy E. Lom

2 Value in the Age of Doubt

Paolo Quattrone

4 Subitizing Practices and Market Decisions

Neil Pollock and Gian Marco Campagnolo

5 Capitalization Devices

Liliana Doganova and Fabian Muniesa

8 What Is a Catastrophe Model Worth?

Laure Cabantous and Théodora Dupont-Courtade

10 The Politics of Values

Juliane Reinecke

11 Notes on Objectual Valuation

Celia Lury and Noortje Marres

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