New book review: Jonas Bååth on ‘Taking the Floor’ by Daniel Beunza (@danielbeunza) #economicsociology #sssi #management @sociologylens @cassbusiness

In his review entitled “Why Economic Management Models Do Not Foster Morals” Jonas Bååth discusses Daniel Beunza’s recent publication of “Taking the Floor: Models, Morals, and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room” an ethnography of interaction in trading rooms on Wall Street. Beunza pursues the question “what are the effects of economic models on morality in financial organizations?” that Bååth nicely picks up on in his critical review of the book. Bååth also reflects on the relevance of the book to recent concerns in economic sociology, in particular related to “the dynamics of the performativity of economic knowledge and the social and moral orders embedding markets, including but not limited to financial ones”, concerns that have been of long-standing interest to interactionists.

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