The Sociology of Financial Markets

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Karin Knorr-Cetina, Alex Preda
Oxford University Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 319 pages
Financial markets have often been seen by economists as efficient mechanisms that fulfill vital functions within economies. But do financial markets really operate in such a straightforward manner? The Sociology of Financial Markets explores this question by approaching financial markets from
a sociological perspective.
 

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Karin Knorr Cetina is Professor of Sociology at the University of Constance, and member of the Institute for Global Society Studies, University of Bielefeld, Germany. She was Professor of Sociology at the University of Bielefeld, is a former president of the International Society for SocialStudies of Science, a former member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and a future member of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto, CA. She has published many articles in international journals on knowledge, science and financial markets and is theauthor of several books, including Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge (Harvard University Press, 1999), which received the Robert K. Merton Prize and the Ludwig Fleck Prize.Alex Preda teaches social theory at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His previous positions were at the universities of Constance and Bielefeld, Germany. He holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Bielefeld and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Bucharest. He is the authorof AIDS, Rhetoric, and Scientific Knowledge (Cambridge University Press, 2004), among others. His present research focuses on the transatlantic emergence of investor cultures in the late nineteenth century and on the relationship between vernacular economics and academic financial theories.

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