Patrik Aspers is the chair of sociology at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and professor of sociology at Uppsala University. He earned a Ph.D. from Stockholm University, studying under Richard Swedburg and Harrison White.
A student of markets, he has used a phenomenological approach to study sociological theory and economic sociology in the fashion industry. He is currently engaged in a long-term research program titled “Being and Order”. This project, expected to continue until 2037, examines how human beings exist in the world, and the social constructs that make up the “order” of daily life.
He has delivered lectures for institutions such as Harvard University and Columbia University and was the president of the Swedish Sociological Association from 2010 to 2012. He has worked with or for the London School of Economics, College de France, and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies.
He is the author of more than 77 publications, including “Forms of uncertainty reduction: decision, valuation, and contest” and Re-Imagining Economic Sociology.
He is currently working on a book about public ways of uncertainty reduction, specifically to reduce the problems of uncertainty, risk and ambiguity to support markets and institutions.
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Professor Patrik Aspers is a Swedish sociologist, who is chair of Sociology at the Unviversity of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He has worked in several countries. His research has mostly been on sociological theory and economic sociology, often drawing on phenomenology. Marketss are the central topic of his research, and empirically he has mainly studied the fashion industry. He has developed notions like "aesthetic markets", "status markets" and "standard markets".Source: Wikipedia
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