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This book focuses on what markets teach us about coping with ambiguities and unexpected happenings. Starting with why knowledge is fickle and 'stuff happens' the book explores what the Market tells us about the strengths and weaknesses of explanatory accounts for making sense and routines for ignoring such problems.

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This book focuses on what markets teach us about coping with ambiguities and unexpected happenings. Starting with why knowledge is fickle and 'stuff happens' the book explores what the Market tells us about the strengths and weaknesses of explanatory accounts for making sense and routines for ignoring such problems.
Autorenporträt
Charles W. Smith is Professor Emeritus of the Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Schools of CUNY, has spent the last fifty years studying, including active participation, all types of price-setting markets. He is the author of many books and articles including The Mind of the Market: A Study of Stock Market Philosophies, Their Uses and Implications (Rowman and Littlefield: 1981), Auctions: The Social Construction of Value (Free Press/U of California Press: 1989), Success and Survival on Wall Street: Understanding the Mind of the Market (Rowman & Littlefield: 1999) and Market Values in American Higher Education: The Pitfalls and Promises (Rowman & Littlefield: 2000). He was the editor/co-editor of The Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour from 1977-2011.