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  • The Foetal Conditionby Luc Boltanski

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95

    Abortion is a contentious issue in social life but it has rarelybeen subjected to careful scrutiny in the social sciences. Whilethe legalization of abortion has brought it into the public domain,it still remains a sensitive topic in many cultures, often hiddenfrom view and rarely spoken about, consigned to a shadowyexistence. Drawing on reports... more...

  • Mysteries and Conspiraciesby Luc Boltanski

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.95

    The detective story, focused on inquiries, and in its wake the spynovel, built around conspiracies, developed as genres in the latenineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During the same period,psychiatry was inventing paranoia, sociology was devising new formsof causality to explain the social lives of individuals and groupsand political science... more...

  • On Critiqueby Luc Boltanski

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    The relationship between sociology and social critique has hauntedthe discipline since its origins. Does critique divert sociologyfrom its scientific project? Or is critique the ultimate goal ofsociology, without which the latter would be a futile activitydisconnected from the concerns of ordinary people? This issue hasunderpinned two divergent theoretical... more...

  • Distant Sufferingby Luc Boltanski; Graham D. Burchell

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 40.00

    Considers morally acceptable response to images of war, famine etc. brought to us by television. more...

  • Über die Rechtfertigungby Luc Boltanski; Laurent Thévenot; Andreas Pfeuffer

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 14.92

    Menschliches Miteinander ist einerseits stets von Konflikten durchzogen und andererseits von dem Bedürfnis nach Konsens geprägt. Luc Boltanski und Laurent Thévenot untersuchen, auf welche Weise sich die Mitglieder einer Gesellschaft über die wesentlichen Aspekte des Zusammenlebens verständigen und welches Bindeglied für ein harmonisches und allseits... more...

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