The New Spirit of Capitalism

Recommended by Will Davies, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #55 in Capitalism

New edition of this major work examining the development of neoliberalism
In this major work, sociologists Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello go to the heart of the changes in contemporary capitalism. Via an unprecedented analysis of the latest management texts that have formed the thinking of employers in their reorganization of business, the authors trace the contours of a new spirit of capitalism. They argue that from the middle of the 1970s onwards, capitalism abandoned the hierarchical Fordist work structure and developed a new network-based form of organization that was...

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Will Davies What’s very original about the book is that they show how capitalism develops these moral paradigms out of specific traditions of anti-capitalism. This is partly what makes capitalism so hard to overturn. It is a system that learns from its critics. (Source)

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