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Roundtable With:



Will Davies - Goldsmiths College

Wendy Espeland - Northwestern University

Kristian Kreiner - Copenhagen Business School

Christine Musselin - Paris-Sciences Po


Moderated by David Stark - Columbia & University of Warwick


What’s valuable? This question – whether at the personal, organizational, or societal level – is increasingly being answered through various forms of competition. These can be through the prices of market competition but they can also be through the prizes of contests, ratings, rankings and other forms of organized competitions. What, for example, is the social meaning of university rankings? Are such rankings and ratings forms of market competition? What are the consequences of representations of aspects of social life as a ranked order?

We live in a performance society: a society saturated with performances of many and various kinds, with a wide range of attendant capacities, techniques and creativities – but also anxieties. How is our social world being reshaped by new performance metrics and devices when more and more aspects of life, including everyday life, are experienced in terms of performance? These and other questions will be addressed in an open conversation featuring a panel of outstanding social scientists whose work is shaping the field of valuation studies.

A drinks reception will follow the panel discussion. All welcome. Please register in advance as spaces are limited.


SPONSORED BY THE LEVERHULME TRUST


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