Archive for October, 2008

Accountability, immateriality, performativity, and the travel of ideas

31 October 2008

The most recent issue of Economic Sociology – The European Electronic Newsletter (Vol. 10, No. 1, November 2008) is out. The contents include “Accounting for Economic Sociology” by Andrea Mennicken, Peter Miller, and Rita Samiolo; “Talking Numbers – Governing Immaterial Labour” by Uwe Vormbusch; “Accounting at the Heart of the Performativity of Economics” by Eve Chiapello; “Global or Local? Travelling Management Accounting Ideas” by Albrecht Becker; and an interview with Anthony Hopwood. Go to the Economic Sociology website or download the PDF directly from here.

Annemarie Mol on what medicine is

21 October 2008

Annemarie Mol will be giving a talk entitled “What medicine is” at the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP) at Goldsmiths from 4pm to 6pm on Thursday 6 November 2008. Here is a PDF flyer for the event. Further details are available on the CSISP website. The abstract is reproduced below.


Steve Woolgar receives Bernal Prize

20 October 2008

Our warmest congratulations to professor Steve Woolgar for having been awarded the prestigious J. D. Bernal Prize by the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S).