1st Edition

Technological Economy

Edited By Don Slater, Andrew Barry Copyright 2005
    214 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    216 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    In this major new collection, leading experts explore the multidisciplinary connections between technology and economy, drawing on new convergences between economic sociology and science and technology studies. Through theoretical and empirical studies, the authors investigate:

    * economics and economic knowledges as technologies
    * the economies as socio-technical arrangements
    * the nature of innovation
    * the role of technological mediations in representing and performing economies.

    This revealing book, ideal for those with an interest in contemporary social theory, interrogates the evidence for the contemporary claims about the emergence of the ‘new economy’ and ‘knowledge-based economies’ and sheds new light on the relationship between economy and culture.

    Introduction  1. The Economy of Qualities  2. From Calculation to Alienation  3. Externalities in Comparative Guise  4. The Anti-Political Economy  5. Technology, Politics and the Market  6. From Pipes to Scopes: The Flow Stucture of Financial Markets  7. Cultural Political Economy, the Knowledge-Based Economy and the State  8. Performing Finance: The Industry, the Media and its Image  9. The Objectivity of the Brand: Marketing, Law and Sociology


    Andrew Barry is Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London and Don Slater is Reader in Sociology, London School of Economics.

    'The Technological Economy offers a valuable view on economics for a potentially large variety of cultural scientists. Its multidisciplinary approach researches and emphasizes the relations between economics, technology, politics and media. This is why the book definitely fills a gap in the currently available titles in sociology as well as in cultural science.' - Mosaïek Magazine