Attached to their style: traders, technical analysis and postsocial relationships

Mayall, Margery (2007) Attached to their style: traders, technical analysis and postsocial relationships. Journal of Sociology, 43 4: 421-437. doi:10.1177/1440783307083234

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Author Mayall, Margery
Title Attached to their style: traders, technical analysis and postsocial relationships
Journal name Journal of Sociology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-7833
Publication date 2007-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1440783307083234
Volume 43
Issue 4
Start page 421
End page 437
Total pages 17
Place of publication London, England
Publisher Sage
Language eng
Subject 16 Studies in Human Society
1608 Sociology
1502 Banking, Finance and Investment
1503 Business and Management
1505 Marketing
Formatted abstract
Recent work in the sociology of financial markets has invoked the concept of the postsocial relationship as a way of theorizing the attachment of traders to financial markets, and the nature of their interactions with them. In this article, the use by share traders of the trading style known as Technical Analysis is offered as an example of a postsocial relationship. It looks at the way in which the relationship between traders and Technical Analysis develops, and the mutual dependence evidenced between the two. It also speculates that rather than replacing or competing with human-human relationships, the postsocial relationship between traders and Technical Analysis is potentially reinforced by, and may also facilitate changes to, traditional forms of human relations.
Keyword epistemic consumption object
financial markets
postsocial relations
share traders
Technical Analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes [Paper in special issue: Economic Society. Gilding, Michael and Majoribanks, Tim (eds).]

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