On the political vernaculars of value creation
Fabian Muniesa, from the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Ecole des Mines de Paris, will give a talk on the political vernaculars of value creation at the TIK Centre on September 22nd.
Of the many ideas that control economic reasoning and the policies that go with it, that of 'value creation' is certainly a most intriguing one. Something called 'value' is assumed to be 'created' and this essentially virtuous process is supposed to guide not only economic conduct but the orientation of the transformation of the world altogether.
What are the assumptions that lie beneath that notion? What is the worldview that is required in order for it to make sense? Considering 'value creation' as both a moral horizon and a political technology means examining the rhetorical role of the 'investor' in the conduct of political life and the particular blend of eschatological disinhibition that it prompts.
About the speaker
Fabian Muniesa is a researcher at the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Ecole des Mines de Paris, and studies the cultures of business life from a pragmatist perspective. He is the author of The Provoked Economy: Economic Reality and the Performative Turn (2014, Routledge) and the co-author of Capitalization: A Cultural Guide (2017, Presses des Mines).
To register for the seminar, please send us an e-mail with the title "Seminar Muniesa".