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    Computer Algorithms, Market Manipulation and the Institutionalization of High Frequency Trading.Jakob Arnoldi - 2016 - Theory, Culture and Society 33 (1):29-52.
    The article discusses the use of algorithmic models in finance. Algo trading is widespread but also somewhat controversial in modern financial markets. It is a form of automated trading technology, which critics claim can, among other things, lead to market manipulation. Drawing on three cases, this article shows that manipulation also can happen in the reverse way, meaning that human traders attempt to make algorithms ‘make mistakes’ by ‘misleading’ them. These attempts to manipulate are very simple and immediately transparent to (...)
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    Derivatives: Virtual Values and Real Risks.Jakob Arnoldi - 2004 - Theory, Culture and Society 21 (6):23-42.
    This article examines the financial technology of derivatives. Derivatives are financial products whose values are based on possible fluctuations in the values of underlying assets. Hence derivatives markets are markets that trade in the risks of other markets. In order for derivatives markets to function, forms of prognostication that can assess the possible future fluctuations of the underlying markets are necessary. What such prognostications do, the article argues, is to create information out of future possibilities. Building upon a notion of (...)
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    Niklas Luhmann.Jakob Arnoldi - 2001 - Theory, Culture and Society 18 (1):1-13.
    The article is an introduction to a special section in TCS on the work of Niklas Luhmann. The first part of the article provides a general introduction to Luhmann's work with an emphasis on the basic elements of Luhmann's general systems theory, in particular Luhmann's notions of autopoiesis and meaning, and the traditions on which it is based. The second part of the text is a presentation of the articles in the special section.
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    China White: Value, Uncertainty and Order in the Chinese Culture Industry.Jakob Arnoldi & Scott Lash - 2012 - Thesis Eleven 108 (1):118-132.
    This article reflects on some themes in Harrison White’s work in the context of China, where the social and cultural construction of markets is quite literal. We explore how we get markets where previously there were no markets and draw on White’s central themes of ‘uncertainty’, ‘value’ and ‘order’. We maintain a distinction, with White and with Frank Knight, of risk, on the one hand, and uncertainty, on the other, where ‘risk’ has to do with entities that are in principle (...)
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    Universities and the Public Recognition of Expertise.Jakob Arnoldi - 2007 - Minerva 45 (1):49-61.
    This article argues that new sites of knowledge production, increasingly cultivated by the mass media, are threatening the role of academics and universities as traditional sources of expertise. Drawing upon the conceptual categories of Pierre Bourdieu, the article suggests an alternative way of understanding this ‚crisis of legitimacy’.
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    China White: Value, Uncertainty and Order in the Chinese Culture Industry.Jakob Arnoldi & Scott Lash - 2012 - Thesis Eleven 108 (1):118-132.
    This article reflects on some themes in Harrison White’s work in the context of China, where the social and cultural construction of markets is quite literal. We explore how we get markets where previously there were no markets and draw on White’s central themes of ‘uncertainty’, ‘value’ and ‘order’. We maintain a distinction, with White and with Frank Knight, of risk, on the one hand, and uncertainty, on the other, where ‘risk’ has to do with entities that are in principle (...)
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    Derivatives.Jakob Arnoldi - 2004 - Theory, Culture and Society 21 (6):23-42.
    This article examines the financial technology of derivatives. Derivatives are financial products whose values are based on possible fluctuations in the values of underlying assets. Hence derivatives markets are markets that trade in the risks of other markets. In order for derivatives markets to function, forms of prognostication that can assess the possible future fluctuations of the underlying markets are necessary. What such prognostications do, the article argues, is to create information out of future possibilities. Building upon a notion of (...)
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    Market Crowds Between Imitation and Control.Jakob Arnoldi & Christian Borch - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (7-8):164-180.
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    Introduction.Jakob Arnoldi - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (7-8):91-96.
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    Autopoiesis.Jakob Arnoldi - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):116-117.