This article takes its point of departure from the intellectual milieu in the mid-1980s that gave rise to Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot’s book, On Justification: Economies of Worth. It shows how exposure to ideas and concepts in that book came to take varied forms as they were elaborated and modified in the work of an American sociologist across several decades of research in diverse empirical settings.
This work was supported by the European Research Council (ERC) under grant agreement no. 695256. My thanks to Simon Bittmann, Elena Esposito, Geoff Fougere, and István Gábor for their comments and suggestions.
Stark, D. (2017), "For What It’s Worth", Justification, Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 52), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 383-397. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X20170000052011
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