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  1. Experiments in Relational Finance: Harnessing the Social in Everyday Debt and Credit.Lauren Tooker & Chris Clarke - 2018 - Theory, Culture and Society 35 (3):57-76.
    In the wake of successive crises, novel politics and ethics are emerging around attempts to institute a ‘new’ world of finance in the name of social relations. Financial start-ups and development organizations, often working alongside established financial institutions, are experimenting with the ‘social’ in order to create markets and scale up their activities. At the same time, people continue to advance social claims in finance out of concern for others. This article examines the rise, politics and ethics of this experimentation (...)
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  • The logic of quantification: institutionalizing numerical thinking.Hyunsik Chun & Michael Sauder - 2022 - Theory and Society 51 (2):335-370.
    Quantification, in the form of accountability measures, organizational rankings, and personal metrics, plays an increasingly prominent role in modern society. While past research tends to depict quantification primarily as either an external intervention or a tool that can be employed by organizations, we propose that conceptualizing quantification as a logic provides a more complete understanding of its influence and the profound transformations it can generate. Drawing on a 14-month ethnographic study of Korean higher education and 100 in-depth interviews with key (...)
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