Grappling with the Economy of Enrichment

  • Luc Boltanski EHESS, France
  • Arnaud Esquerre CNRS, France


In a conversation with Fabian Muniesa from the board of editors of Valuation Studies, Luc Boltanski and Arnaud Esquerre unravelled a few of the distinguishing features of their new work on the sociology of valuation. Combining an updated view on the pragmatics of justification and a more recent preoccupation with the problem of prices, their proposal appears as both a suitable contribution and a timely challenge to current threads in valuation studies. It also interacts in a stimulating fashion with their concomitant analysis of the political atmosphere in France, and more widely of the shift to identity that so vividly informs the critique of capitalism today.
How to Cite
Boltanski, Luc, and Arnaud Esquerre. 2015. “Grappling With the Economy of Enrichment”. Valuation Studies 3 (1), 75-83.