The Enrichment Economy: Narratives, Collectibles and Heritage as Economic Resources

Luc Boltanski

The Enrichment Economy: Narratives, Collectibles and Heritage as Economic Resources

Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Speaker(s): 
Luc Boltanski (EHESS, Paris) and Arnaud Esquerre (CNRS)
Convenor: 
Professor Marilyn Booth, Dr Faisal Devji and Professor David Priestland

In their lecture, the eminent sociologists Luc Boltanski (author of the The New Spirit of Capitalism and On Justification, Economies of Worth) and Arnaud Esquerre (author of La manipulation mentale: Sociologie des sectes en France) will present their forthcoming book, which explores what they see as a new ‘enrichment’ form of capitalism, and its close associations with the luxury sector, heritage and collectible objects.

They will also be leading a seminar on the issues raised in their lecture in the TORCH seminar room, top floor, Radcliffe Humanities Building, Woodstock Road, on Friday 18 November at 10 a.m.

Co-organisers: TORCH, Maison Française d'Oxford, Oxford Centre for Global History and Modern European History Research Centre.