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Constructing a Speculative Ethos, or, From Habitus to Agencement: Credit Traders and Their Tools

Nov 16, 2012, 10:30am-12pm

Robert Wosnitzer will deliver a talk on Constructing a Speculative Ethos or From Habitus to Agencement: Credit Traders and Their Tools. Wosnitzer studies financial cultures, investigating the ways financial practices and technical instruments circulate alongside the beliefs, values and rituals of the people working in finance. His current dissertation, “Desk, Firm, God, Country: The Speculative Ethic in an Age of Financialism” explores the social and cultural history of proprietary trading of credit instruments in US investment banks. He is a founding member, with Arjun Appadurai, of the Cultures of Finance Working Group at New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge, and the Leboff Family Fellow in Media, Culture and Communications at NYU Steinhardt. He has contributed to journals including the Journal of Cultural Economy and Rethinking Capitalism and has served as assistant editor to the journal Public Culture. Prior to joining NYU, Wosnitzer traded and placed debt instruments with institutional clients for over a decade at firms, including Lehman Brothers and Wells Fargo Capital Markets.


Location:N201 Seymour Schulich Building
Sponsor:Schulich School of Business Marketing Department Research Seminar
Posted by:Sheila Sinclair
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