Marion Fourcade

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Professor
Special Interests: 
Economic sociology, culture, political sociology, comparative methods, knowledge and science
Office: 
474
Phone: 
(510) 643-2707 (Barrows)
(510) 642-9855 (ISSI)
Curriculum Vitae: 
Profile: 

Marion Fourcade received her PhD from Harvard University (2000) and taught at New York University and Princeton University before joining the Berkeley sociology department in 2003. A comparative sociologist by training and taste, she is interested in variations in economic and political knowledge and practice across nations. Her first book, Economists and Societies (Princeton University Press 2009), explored the distinctive character of the discipline and profession of economics in three countries. She is now working on a second book, tentatively called Measure for Measure: Social Ontologies of Classification, which examines the cultural and institutional logic of what we may call “national classificatory styles” across a range of empirical domains. Current studies for this book include environmental valuation, the digitization of books and the classification of wines in France and the United States. Other ongoing research focuses on the role of the credit market in social stratification (with Kieran Healy); the comparative study of political organization (with Evan Schofer and Brian Lande); the microsociology of courtroom exchanges (with Roi Livne); and the role of business schools in the neoliberal turn (with Rakesh Khurana).

Representative Publications: 

Book

 

2009 Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain and France, 1890s-1990s (Princeton University Press)

Selected articles