Beckert, J: Imagined Futures
Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics
Consumers, investors, and corporations orient their activities toward a future that contains opportunities and risks. How do these actors assess uncertainty? Jens Beckert adds a new chapter to the theory of capitalism by showing how fictional expectations drive modern economies¿or throw them into crisis when imagined futures fail to materialize.
Jens Beckert ist Prof. für Soziologie in Göttingen.