Sean Nixon from the Department of Sociology, University of Essex
Date: Thursday 18th March 2010.
At 16:00 in Room 6.345 (Department of Sociology).
In his work with Meadel & Rabeharisoa on the ‘Economy of Qualities’, Michel Callon gave prominence to a group of commercial practitioners he called ‘professionals of qualification’ and the role they played in shaping the relationship between buyers and sellers. ‘Professionals of qualification’ included all those market professionals like designers, market researchers and advertising practitioners who worked both to establish the character and qualities of goods so that they could circulate and be exchanged and who acted to bring together the worlds of consumers and producers. Read the rest of this entry »