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Imagined futures : fictional expectations and capitalist dynamics / Jens Beckert.

By: Beckert, Jens, 1967-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: HB501 .B375 2016Publication: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2016Description: ix, 373 p. : ill.ISBN: 9780674088825 (alk. paper); 0674088824 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Capitalism | Economics | Time and economic reactions | Economic forecasting | Decision making -- Economic aspects
Contents:
Introduction -- I. Decision-making in an uncertain world -- The temporal order of capitalism -- Expectations and uncertainty -- Fictional expectations -- II. Building blocks of capitalism -- Money and credit: the promise of future value -- Investments: imaginaries of profit -- Innovation: imaginaries of technological futures -- Consumption: value from meaning -- III. Instruments of imagination -- Forecasting: creating the present -- Economic theory: the crystal ball of calculative devices -- Conclusion: the enchanted world of capitalism.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- I. Decision-making in an uncertain world -- The temporal order of capitalism -- Expectations and uncertainty -- Fictional expectations -- II. Building blocks of capitalism -- Money and credit: the promise of future value -- Investments: imaginaries of profit -- Innovation: imaginaries of technological futures -- Consumption: value from meaning -- III. Instruments of imagination -- Forecasting: creating the present -- Economic theory: the crystal ball of calculative devices -- Conclusion: the enchanted world of capitalism.

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