École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
Sociologist and writer, director of studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales of Paris, where he created the Groupe de Sociologie Politique et Morale (GSPM). He is considered as one of the most relevant figures in critical thinking and the French sociological pragmatism. His work has influenced widely on the fields of sociology, political economy, social economy and history of economics. His investigation on the last years is focused on the sociology of the critical operations, in particular on the current expresions of the capitalism critics. On the other side, he also studies the repercutions of the changes of capitalism in the functioning of the world of arts. In this context, his reflections are inserted in the determination of the value and the valorations methods. Among his works we can find "The New Spirit of Capitalism" (with ÉveChiapello, Akal, 2002), "La production de l'idéologie dominante" (2009), "Enigmes et complots. Une enquête à proposd’enquêtes" (2012) and "On Critique: A Sociology of Emancipation" (2014).