Philip Balsiger’s SETS seminar

In this meeting, Philip Balsiger will present his work about The value of morality.

Philip has an economic sociology perspective and understands morality as a broad category for issues related to the provenance of goods – social, and environmental conditions of production, in particular. His argument will be around the fact that morality has increasingly become one of the ways through which value is created in contemporary capitalism. Therefore, he will discuss the processes through which this happens, and the implications of this.

Philip’s presentation will cover his ongoing research project. However, he suggested a paper that can be read in advance to get familiar with what he will present in the seminar:

Philip Balsiger, The dynamics of ‘Moralized Markets’: a field perspective, Socio-Economic Review, Volume 19, Issue 1, January 2021, Pages 59–82,

Philip’s talk will be followed by the comments of two discussants: Adam Standring and Irina Aguiari and then by an open discussion.

We have planned for a 45 minutes presentation and 45 minutes discussion.

The meeting will be held on Zoom and it will be available 15 minutes before the meeting time.

Our meeting will start at 16:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST).

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Meeting ID: 853 3457 0893
Passcode: SETS

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