In our first SETS seminar on Wednesday 12th October, Philip Balsiger
(University of Neuchâtel) will present his work about the value of morality in contemporary economies.
Philip has an economic sociology perspective and understands morality as a broad category for issues related to the provenance of goods – in particular social and environmental conditions of production. His key proposition is that morality has increasingly become a way through which value is created in contemporary capitalism, and he will discuss the processes through which this happens and their implications.
Philip’s presentation will cover his ongoing research project. However, he suggested this paper as preparatory reading:
Philip Balsiger, The dynamics of ‘Moralized Markets’: a field perspective, Socio-Economic Review, Volume 19, Issue 1, January 2021, Pages 59–82, https://doi.org/10.1093/ser/mwz051
Philip’s talk will be followed by the comments of two discussants: Adam Standring
(Örebro University) and Irina Aguiari
(Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) and then by an open discussion.
Wednesday 12th Octber at 3pm
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The SETS seminars are open to a diverse audience, including students, practitioners, social movements, and non-specialist public. Please feel free to circulate.