Conférence de Philippe Steiner lors du colloque "Pricing, Practices, Ranking" organisé par le département de Sciences Sociales et le département d’Économie
Seconde session. What is Work Worth?
What is the cost of slave labor and how to give free labor value?
Grounded on the history of the abolition of slavery in France from 1770 to 1848, the communication will first consider the issue of pricing slave labor, highlighting the difficulties that economic calculation was facing: what are the relevant items? For whom? And how to quantify each of them? Secondly, the communication will examine the connection between morality and economic calculation. Abolitionists writers and slave owners 13 June, 29-30 differed as expected; but beyond this opposition, the communication will emphasize how difficult it was to give a moral value to free labor and to turn freedmen into economic men whose morality would rest on the calculation of their own best interest.
Philippe Steiner est professeur de sociologie à l'Université Paris-Sorbonne et membre de l'Institut Universitaire de France, spécialiste de la sociologie économique.Cliquer ICI pour fermer
Dernière mise à jour : 06/11/2015