"Zaloom's superb book is a double-site ethnography [that shows how] the appearance of chaos hid a complex social order, which Zaloom delineates beautifully." - London Review of Books "The book is half fascinating cultural portrait and half in-depth academic text.... What emerges from the mix is a nuanced, bottom-up picture of Chicago's economic importance in the world market, and how our city's working-class swagger has shaped derivatives trading from the inception of the market." - Time Out Chicago"
About the Author
Caitlin Zaloom is a cultural anthropologist and an associate professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Her research on traders and technology has been featured in the New York Times and on the BBC.