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Stories of Capitalism: Inside the Role of Financial Analysts

Stefan Leins

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523392
eISBN:
9780226523569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523569.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Why do financial analysts exist in the market? Stories of Capitalism seeks to find an anthropological explanation to a question economists have failed to answer. Building on recent developments in ... More


Meeting the Predictors

Stefan Leins

in Stories of Capitalism: Inside the Role of Financial Analysts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523392
eISBN:
9780226523569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523569.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the research setting and shows how this book is relevant to anyone that aims to understand the underlying principles of today’s financial market capitalism. It situates the ... More


The Problem with Forecasting in Economic Theory

Stefan Leins

in Stories of Capitalism: Inside the Role of Financial Analysts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523392
eISBN:
9780226523569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523569.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter elaborates on the relationship between economic theory and forecasting as a market practice. By going back to early 20th-century empirical studies and reflecting on the emergence of ... More


The Construction of an Investment Narrative

Stefan Leins

in Stories of Capitalism: Inside the Role of Financial Analysts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523392
eISBN:
9780226523569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523569.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes how financial analysts transform pieces gathered from information, affect, and normative foundations into investment narratives. It explains how parts of these different ... More


What is a Horizon?: Navigating Thresholds in Climate Change Uncertainty

Adriana Petryna

in Modes of Uncertainty: Anthropological Cases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226257075
eISBN:
9780226257242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226257242.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This essay analyzes the shift from incremental to exponential accelerations in atmospheric CO2 and its implications for the science and governance of climate change. It examines some of the models ... More


The “India Story”

Llerena Guiu Searle

in Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226384900
eISBN:
9780226385235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385235.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the circulation of predictions about India’s economic growth, real estate price appreciation, rising consumer demand, etc. Real estate producers called these the “India story.” ... More


Betting on the Future

Llerena Guiu Searle

in Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226384900
eISBN:
9780226385235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385235.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that the “India story” is a form of speculative knowledge that enables spectacular accumulation such that industry forecasts guide the production of landscapes designed for ... More


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