Calculation in the pirate bazaars

  title={Calculation in the pirate bazaars},
  author={M. Deka},
  journal={Journal of Cultural Economy},
  pages={450 - 461}
  • M. Deka
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Cultural Economy
ABSTRACT Recent debates in economic sociology have focused on the question of long-term calculation specific to capitalism. With a renewed interest in Max Weber’s work, particularly his seminal essay, The protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism, scholars such as Arjun Appadurai and Jens Beckert have analysed calculative devices intrinsic to long-term accounting. Appadurai highlights the charismatic figure of the financial player who speculates on uncertainty, the same realm of uncertainty… Expand
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