The Resource Liquidated : an ethnography of Wall Street, Karen Ho

Liquidated : an ethnography of Wall Street, Karen Ho

Label
Liquidated : an ethnography of Wall Street
Title
Liquidated
Title remainder
an ethnography of Wall Street
Statement of responsibility
Karen Ho
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Financial collapses - whether of the junk bond market, the Internet bubble, or the highly leveraged housing market - are often explained as the inevitable result of market cycles: What goes up must come down. In Liquidated, Karen Ho punctures the aura of the abstract, all-powerful market to show how financial markets, and particularly booms and busts, are constructed. Through an in-depth investigation into the everyday experiences and ideologies of Wall Street investment bankers, Ho describes how a financially dominant but highly unstable market system is understood, justified, and produced through the restructuring of corporations and the larger economy. Ho, who worked at an investment bank herself, argues that bankers' approaches to financial markets and corporate America are inseparable from the structures and strategies of their workplaces. Her ethnographic analysis of those workplaces is filled with the voices of stressed first-year associates, overworked and alienated analysts, undergraduates eager to be hired, and seasoned managing directors
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ho, Karen Zouwen
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.S432
LC item number
U68 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Securities industry
  • Stockbrokers
  • Investment banking
  • Downsizing of organizations
Label
Liquidated : an ethnography of Wall Street, Karen Ho
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A John Hope Franklin Center Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-368) and index
Contents
Anthropology goes to Wall Street -- Biographies of hegemony : the culture of smartness and the recruitment and construction of investment bankers -- Wall Street's orientation : exploitation, empowerment, and the politics of hard work -- Wall Street historiographies and the shareholder value revolution -- The neoclassical roots and origin narratives of shareholder value -- Downsizers downsized : job insecurity and investment banking corporate culture -- Liquid lives, compensation schemes, and the making of (unsustainable) financial markets -- Leveraging dominance and crises through the global
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 374 p.
Isbn
9780822345992
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009007594
System control number
  • 3811677-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3811677
  • (Sirsi) o310715693
  • (OCoLC)310715693
Label
Liquidated : an ethnography of Wall Street, Karen Ho
Publication
Note
"A John Hope Franklin Center Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-368) and index
Contents
Anthropology goes to Wall Street -- Biographies of hegemony : the culture of smartness and the recruitment and construction of investment bankers -- Wall Street's orientation : exploitation, empowerment, and the politics of hard work -- Wall Street historiographies and the shareholder value revolution -- The neoclassical roots and origin narratives of shareholder value -- Downsizers downsized : job insecurity and investment banking corporate culture -- Liquid lives, compensation schemes, and the making of (unsustainable) financial markets -- Leveraging dominance and crises through the global
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 374 p.
Isbn
9780822345992
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009007594
System control number
  • 3811677-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3811677
  • (Sirsi) o310715693
  • (OCoLC)310715693

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