Toward a Comparative Sociology of Valuation and Evaluation

  title={Toward a Comparative Sociology of Valuation and Evaluation},
  author={M. Lamont},
  journal={Review of Sociology},
  • M. Lamont
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Review of Sociology
This review discusses North American and European research from the sociology of valuation and evaluation (SVE), a research topic that has attracted considerable attention in recent years. The goal is to bring various bodies of work into conversation with one another in order to stimulate more cumulative theory building. This is accomplished by focusing on (a) subprocesses such as categorization and legitimation, (b) the conditions that sustain heterarchies, and (c) valuation and evaluative… Expand
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