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On Justification: Economies of Worth

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A vital and underappreciated dimension of social interaction is the way individuals justify their actions to others, instinctively drawing on their experience to appeal to principles they hope will command respect. Individuals, however, often misread situations, and many disagreements can be explained by people appealing, knowingly and unknowingly, to different principles. ...more
Paperback, 389 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Princeton University Press (first published April 12th 1991)
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Saatanan sosiologit. En ole ihan vakuuttunut siitä, että kaiken tarvitsee oikeasti ilmaista näin vaikeasti. Sosiologisen taloustieteen merkkiteos yhtä kaikki.
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Jul 29, 2007 rated it liked it
The authors attempt to identify connections between political philosophies and the way people justify themselves and their decisions in work situations. In particular they analyse the presence of political philosophies in work manuals and professional self-improvement books. Contains some interesting propositions about the games we play when making justifications, but the presentation is repetitive and awkward (or poorly translated perhaps). Where is the great work on political 'lay theories' in ...more
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This is one of those books that-oddly enough-one can relate to as much as it is eye-openning; making it as illuminating as it is relatable. It tackles how different worlds intersect and justify their encroachments on society using higher common good principles.
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Boltanski is regarded as one of the most influential French sociologists of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
He was born on the 4th of January 1940 in Paris as a child of polnish Jews. His brother is the artist Christian Boltanski.
He studied social sciences at La Sorbonne in Paris and published his dissertation in 1969. Then, he worked as professional academic in various organi
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