Release of Volume 1, Issue 2, 2013
Following the great response of our first issue, we are very happy to release the second issue of Valuation Studies. This peer reviewed open access journal connects dynamic research fields working on the study of valuation as a social practice.
The second issue of Valuation Studies contains four items:
- An editorial “Valuation Studies and the Spectacle of Valuation” by the editors Fabian Muniesa and Claes-Fredrik Helgesson brings up the topic that valuation is something that people may watch as entertainment, such as in television shows like the Antiques Roadshow, and suggest that there is a voyeuristic pleasure to be had in witnessing valuations being performed.
- In “What Is a Good Tomato? A Case of Valuing in Practice” Frank Heuts and Annemarie Mol explore different register of valuing involved in the valuation of tomatoes as well as the importance of care for making tomatoes good.
- “Regulating Crisis: A Retrospective Ethnography of the 1982 Latin American Debt Crisis at The New York Federal Reserve Bank” by Julia Elyachar looks at the daily life inside the bank during the crisis and not the least the import of devices and different styles of working and generating knowledge.
- The final article, “The Conditional Sink: Counterfactual Display in the Valuation of a Carbon Offsetting Reforestation Project”, by Véra Ehrenstein and Fabian Muniesa brings us to the Democratic Republic of Congo where the operations of calculative framing in a carbon offsetting reforestation project is discussed and in particular the role of counterfactual valuations.
Valuation Studies is committed to foster valuable conversations in the new transdisciplinary and emerging field of valuation studies. Valuation here denotes any social practice where the value or values of something is established, assessed, negotiated, provoked, maintained, constructed and/or contested. The journal provides a space for the assessment and diffusion of research that is produced at the interface of a variety of approaches from several disciplines, including: sociology, economic sociology, science and technology studies, management and organisation studies, social and cultural anthropology, market studies, institutional perspectives in economics, accounting studies, cultural geography, philosophy, and literary studies.
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