Capitalization, a cultural guide

Posted on 18 January 2017

What does it mean to turn something into capital? What does considering things as assets entail? What does the prevalence of an investor’s viewpoint require? What is this culture of valuation that asks that we capitalize on everything? How can we make sense of the traits, necessities and upshots of this pervasive cultural condition?

An ethnographic stroll down the trail of capitalization.

Start-up companies, research centers, consulting firms, state enterprises, investment banks, public administrations: the territory can certainly prove strange and disorienting at first sight, with its blurred boundaries between private appropriation and public interest, economic sanity and moral breakdown, the literal and the metaphorical, the practical and the ideological [...]

Publication of the Winter Issue of the Libellio

Posted on 7 January 2017
Deux dossiers dans ce numéro: l'un est consacré au XVIIème siècle, l'autre à Henri Fayol, alors que l’on célébrait cette année le centenaire de la parution de l’Administration industrielle et générale. [...]

Salmon, fois gras and capon, a post by François Lévêque

Posted on 2 January 2017
Les repas de fêtes sont associés à des produits typiques. Le foie gras, le saumon fumé et une volaille dodue ont toutes les chances d’être sur vos tables dans les jours et semaines qui viennent. [...]

L’Alerte ou l’Enquête. Une sociologie pragmatique du numérique.

Posted on 16 December 2016
A book by Nicolas Auray. Nicolas Auray, who died in September 2015, was one of the most brilliant and creative researchers of his generation. [...]

Dynamics of exposed and protected employment in France.

Posted on 30 November 2016
Une note de Philippe Frocrain et Pierre-Noël Giraud. [...]

EVENTS TO COME

Séminaire “Opérations juridiques / Opérations économiques”

11h-13h • • Room Saint Jacques
avec Geertrui van Overwalle (KU Leuven) : "The digital economy and patent law: the interplay between economic reality and intellectual property norms" [...]

Séminaire CSI: Alain Supiot

11h-13h • Mines ParisTech • Room Saint Jacques
La gouvernance par les nombres. Cours au Collège de France (2012-2014) [...]

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