The Spirit of Luc Boltanski

Essays on the Pragmatic Sociology of Critique

Edited by Simon Susen, Bryan S. Turner

Publication date:

01 November 2014

Length of book:

884 pages


Anthem Press



ISBN-13: 9781783082964

What is the relevance of Luc Boltanski’s ‘pragmatic sociology of critique’ to central issues in contemporary social and political analysis? In seeking to respond to this question, this book contains critical commentaries from prominent social theorists attempting to map out the influence and broad scope of Boltanski’s oeuvre.

‘This superb volume offers a complete critical appraisal of Luc Boltanski’s major works. The range and depth of analysis in impressive. The individual chapters, authored by established scholars, are most insightful and the introductory and concluding chapters by the editors are exceptional.’ —Gerard Delanty, University of Sussex