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    A Maussian bargain: Accumulation by gift in the digital economy.Daniel N. Kluttz & Marion Fourcade - 2020 - Big Data and Society 7 (1).
    The harvesting of data about people, organizations, and things and their transformation into a form of capital is often described as a process of “accumulation by dispossession,” a pervasive loss of rights buttressed by predatory practices and legal violence. Yet this argument does not square well with the fact that enrollment into digital systems is often experienced as a much more benign process: signing up for a “free” service, responding to a “friend’s” invitation, or being encouraged to “share” content. In (...)
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    Moral views of market society.Marion Fourcade & Kieran Healy - manuscript
    Upon what kind of moral order does capitalism rest? Conversely, does the market give rise to a distinctive set of beliefs, habits, and social bonds? These questions are certainly as old as social science itself. In this review, we evaluate how today's scholarship approaches the relationship between markets and the moral order. We begin with Hirschman's characterization of the three rival views of the market as civilizing, destructive, or feeble in its effects on society. We review recent work at the (...)
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    Loops, ladders and links: the recursivity of social and machine learning.Marion Fourcade & Fleur Johns - 2020 - Theory and Society 49 (5-6):803-832.
    Machine learning algorithms reshape how people communicate, exchange, and associate; how institutions sort them and slot them into social positions; and how they experience life, down to the most ordinary and intimate aspects. In this article, we draw on examples from the field of social media to review the commonalities, interactions, and contradictions between the dispositions of people and those of machines as they learn from and make sense of each other.
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    From social control to financial economics: the linked ecologies of economics and business in twentieth century America. [REVIEW]Marion Fourcade & Rakesh Khurana - 2013 - Theory and Society 42 (2):121-159.
    This article draws on historical material to examine the co-evolution of economic science and business education over the course of the twentieth century, showing that fields evolve not only through internal struggles but also through struggles taking place in adjacent fields. More specifically, we argue that the scientific strategies of business schools played an essential—if largely invisible and poorly understood—role in major transformations in the organization and substantive direction of social-scientific knowledge, and specifically economic knowledge, in twentieth century America. We (...)
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