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  • Mysteries and Conspiraciesby Luc Boltanski

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.95

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

  • The Foetal Conditionby Luc Boltanski

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    Abortion is a contentious issue in social life but it has rarely been subjected to careful scrutiny in the social sciences. While the legalization of abortion has brought it into the public domain, it still remains a sensitive topic in many cultures, often hidden from view and rarely spoken about, consigned to a shadowy existence. Drawing... more...

  • On Critiqueby Luc Boltanski

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

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

  • Distant Sufferingby Luc Boltanski; Graham D. Burchell

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 35.00

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

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