Anthropology of Capitalization
Chair Ethics and Finance
Fabian Muniesa, senior researcher at the CSI of Ecole des Mines, Paris
The notion of “capitalization” refers to a set of financial valuation techniques but also, more generally, to the fact of considering things (any sorts of things) in terms of "capital", "asset", "investment". Fabian Muniesa will present some elements for an anthropological analysis of this process, and for a discussion about his political and moral consequences.