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Difference, Competition and Disproportion. The Sociology of Creative Work

Inaugural Lecture delivered on Thursday 9 January 2014

Translated by Liz Libbrecht

Work creates and transforms the social world. Its least predictable and most admired embodiment, artistic and scientific invention, seems to defy causal analysis and statistical regularities. Far more than the exploration of the conscious and infraconscious processes of individual inventiveness, the social ecology of creative work is what enables sociological analysis of work. Pierre-Menger’s analysis identifies three crucial characteristics: an unlimited differentiation of outputs, compet...


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  • Publisher : Collège de France
  • Series : Leçons inaugurales
  • Place of publication : Paris
  • Year of publication : 2016
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 17 mars 2016
  • Electronic EAN : 9782722604360
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.cdf.4300
Serge Haroche
Introduction
Pierre-Michel Menger
Difference, Competition and Disproportion. The Sociology of Creative Work

Inaugural Lecture delivered on Thursday 9 January 2014

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