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Frisch, Thomas
Laser, Stefan
Matthäus, Sandra
Schendzielorz, Cornelia
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[Journal:] economic sociology_the european electronic newsletter [ISSN:] 1871-3351 [Volume:] 22 [Year:] 2021 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 10-14
This article introduces the field of valuation studies and illustrates the theoretical and methodological potential it offers for analyzing climate change. Valuation studies (VS) is still an emerging, yet fertile research field that explores valuation practices and value orders as critical sites of social (trans-)formation (Lamont 2012). Valuation here can be defined as "any social practice where the value or values of something is established, assessed, negotiated, provoked, maintained, constructed and/or contested" (Doganova et al. 2014, 87). In the last decade, VS has consolidated as an interdisciplinary field of study that critically reflects the plurality of valuation practices.
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