Devices, Performativity, Realization and Provocative Containment

The latest issue of the Journal of Cultural Economy is devoted to “The Device”. The special issue, edited by John Law and Evelyn Ruppert, explores a number of aspects of performativity and materiality in social-scientific methods. The concerns explored in PERFORMABUSINESS are indirectly present in the special issue through “Provocative containment and the drift of social-scientific realism”, a piece in which Javier Lezaun, Fabian Muniesa and Signe Vikkels√ł develop some insights from their conversation on the methodologies of realization — a conversation that played an inspirational role in the establishment of PERFORMABUSINESS’s research agenda.