Newest HSR 42 (2017) 1 released
Special Issue - Karoline Krenn (Ed.): Markets and Classifications. Categorizations and Valuations as Social Processes Structuring Markets.
The discussion on market classifications has received new topicality through the unbounded possibilities offered by digital technologies to track behavioral data. In markets, classifications are present in the variety of goods traded, in quality differentiations and their association to goods and also their matching with consumers. The aim of social science studies is to pay attention to the formation of market categories, to examine the social construction processes underlying these classifications and to demonstrate their contingencies. The contributions present recent research across a range of economic settings: financial markets, fashion markets, consumer markets and others. Among the topics covered are the case of the French impact investment market, a study on Dutch marketing agents, the relevance of classifications in self-categorizations in the British ethical fashion industry and analyses into the US-credit market discussing the off-label of classifications.
Furthermore, HSR 42 (2017) 1 contains two contributions in Mixed Issue.