Thinking Infrastructures Vol: 62

Martin Kornberger
EM Lyon Business School, France

Geoffrey C. Bowker
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, USA

Julia Elyachar
Princeton University, USA

Andrea Mennicken
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Peter Miller
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Joanne Randa Nucho
Pomona College, USA

Neil Pollock
University of Edinburgh, UK

Product Details
08 Aug 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
400 pages - 152 x 229mm
Research in the Sociology of Organizations
This volume introduces the notion of Thinking Infrastructures to explore a broad range of phenomena that structure attention, shape decision-making, and guide cognition: Thinking Infrastructures configure entities (via tracing, tagging), organise knowledge (via search engines), sort things out (via rankings and ratings), govern markets (via calculative practices, including algorithms), and configure preferences (via valuations such as recommender systems). Thus, Thinking Infrastructures, we collectively claim in this volume, inform and shape distributed and embodied cognition, including collective reasoning, structuring of attention and orchestration of decision-making.
Thinking Infrastructures; Geoffrey Bowker, Julia Elyachar, Martin Kornberger, Andrea Mennicken, Peter Miller, Joanne Randa Nucho and Neil Pollock 
Part 1: Valuing  
Chapter 1. Assembling Calculative Infrastructures; Liisa Kurunmäki, Andrea Mennicken and Peter Miller 
Chapter 2. A Calculative Infrastructure in the Making: The Emergence of a Multi-Layered Complex for Governing Healthcare; Jacob Reilley and Tobias Scheytt  
Chapter 3. Calculative Infrastructure for Hospitals. Governing Medical Practices and Health Expenditures Through A Pricing Payment System; Pierre-André Juven  
Chapter 4. Prospective Sensemaking and Thinking Infrastructures in a Large-Scale Humanitarian Crisis; Marian Konstantin Gatzweiler and Matteo Ronzani 
Part 2: Tracing 
Chapter 5. Infrastructures of Traceability; Michael Power
Chapter 6. Capitalisation by Certification: Creating Information-Based Assets Through the Establishment of an Identification Infrastructure; Yuval Millo, Nikiforos Panourgias and Markos Zachariadis  
Chapter 7. Regulatory Ranking - Reconfiguring Global Topologies of Actorhood for Market-Based Intervention; Afshin Mehrpouya and Rita Samiolo 
Chapter 8. Performing Apparatus: Infrastructures of Valuation in Hospitality; Wanda J. Orlikowski and Susan V. Scott 
Part 3: Governing Markets 
Chapter 9. Thinking Transparency in European Securitisation: Repurposing the Market's Information Infrastructures; Antonios Kaniadakis and Amany Elbanna  
Chapter 10. Enacting a Digital Market Infrastructure in the US Grocery Retail Sector, 1967-2010; Hans Kjellberg, Johan Hagberg and Franck Cochoy 
Chapter 11. Thinking Infrastructure and The Organisation of Markets: The Creation of a Legal Market for Cannabis in Colorado; Dane Pflueger, Tommaso Palermo and Daniel Martinez  
Chapter 12. Smart Grids and Smart Markets. The Promises and Politics of Intelligent Infrastructures; Andreas Folkers 
Chapter 13. Thinking Infrastructures and Decentering Digital Platforms in the Sharing Economy: From Matchmaking to Boundary Making; Roser Pujadas and Daniel Curto-Millet 
Part 4: Infra-structuring Society 
Chapter 14. Social Media and The Infrastructuring of Sociality; Cristina Alaimo and Jannis Kallinikos
Chapter 15. A Communication Perspective on The Fabric of Thinking Infrastructure: The Case of Social Media Analytics; François Lambotte  
Chapter 16.  Infrastructuring as Bricolage: Thinking Like a Contemporary Knowledge Worker; Ingrid Erickson and Steven Sawyer  
Chapter 17. Designing Infrastructure for the Poor: Transactions Within Unstable Ecologies; Céline Cholez and Pascale Trompette 
Chapter 18. Infrastructuration: On Habits, Norms, and Routines as Elements of Infrastructure; Paul Edwards
Martin Kornberger, EM Lyon, France and WU Vienna, Austria 
Geoffrey C. Bowker, University of California, Irvine, USA 
Julia Elyachar, Princeton University, USA 
Andrea Mennicken, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK 
Peter Miller, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK 
Joanne Randa Nucho, Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA 
Neil Pollock, University of Edinburgh Business School, UK

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