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Derivatives and the Wealth of Societies

Benjamin Lee and Randy Martin


This book is a unique collaboration that looks at derivative finance from the standpoint of the social sciences and the social sciences from that of finance. It joins experts from different intellectual backgrounds with disparate trajectories of application. These include knowledge domains of financial engineering, sociology, anthropology, arts activism, media/cultural studies, design, and philosophy. The social reading of the derivative draws upon discussions of the gift, ritual, play, and performativity while the derivative reading of the social adds concepts like volatility and arbitrage to ... More

Keywords: derivative, volatility, arbitrage, liquidity, replication, risk, uncertainty, gift, ritual, circulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226392660
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226392974.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Lee, editor
the New School

Randy Martin, editor

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Benjamin Lee

Part I

Chapter One The Wealth of Dividuals

Arjun Appadurai, New York University

Chapter Two Ritual in Financial Life

Edward LiPuma, University of Miami

Chapter Three From Primitives to Derivatives

Benjamin Lee, The New School

Part II

Chapter Four Liquidity

Robert Meister, University of California, Santa Cruz

Part III

Chapter Six Remarks on Financial Models

Emanuel Derman, Columbia University

Chapter Seven On Black-Scholes1

Elie Ayache, ITO 33

Chapter Eight Mapping the Trading Desk

Robert Wosnitzer, New York University