1 Call for Papers Thematic Symposium of the Journal of Business EthicsTHE PROMISE OF THE NEW SOCIOLOGY OF MORALITY FOR BUSINESS ETHICS RESEARCH Submission Deadline: September 1st, 2019 Guest Editors: Masoud Shadnam, MacEwan University, Canada, [email protected] Ajnesh Prasad, Royal Roads University, Canada; Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, [email protected] Andrey Bykov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia, [email protected] Introduction to the Thematic Symposium While morality was once at the heart of the writings of the “founding fathers”of sociology (Durkheim 1973, 1982; Weber 2002), it was largely abandoned by the subsequent generations of sociologists. The last few years, however, have witnessed a renaissance in the sociology of morality (Abend, 2010; Bykov, in press; Shadnam, 2015). During this period, scholars across the wide spectrum of the discipline of sociology revisited the question of morality. The renewed interest in the sociology of morality—and in moral phenomena, more broadly—has gained momentum, in part, following the publication of the first anthology devoted to the topic, Handbook of the Sociology of Morality(Hitlin and Vaisey, 2010), and the establishment of a section in the American Sociological Association (ASA) labeled, Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity. The scholarship emanating from the new sociology of morality has brought forth unique perspectives through which to conceptualize the complex dynamics of moral phenomena; in the process, they have identified, documented, and theorized the variation of morality under different conditions, its dynamics over time, and its politics in relation to the material and the social (Hitlin and Vaisey, 2013; Lukes, 2010; McCaffree, 2016). Since its very inception, the new sociology of morality has contributed to studies of morality in various contexts, including business organizations. Accordingly, sociological writings have investigated corporate morals (Anteby, 2013; Anteby & Anderson, 2017; Brophy, 2014) and examined the interplay between moral rules of conduct and the authority structures and bureaucratic ethos of organizations (Jackall, 1988, 2010; Shadnam, 2014; Shadnam and Lawrence, 2011; Shamir, 2008). There are also several sociological studies that have shown markets are inherently moral projects (Fourcade and Healy, 2007, 2017; Zelizer, 1979, 1985) and examined the moral order underlying market valuations and evaluations (Anteby, 2010; Lamont, 2012; Quinn, 2008; Wherry, 2010). In the same vein, sociologists have uncovered the moral meanings and vocabularies that underpin our understanding of several business-related notions such as money (Harrington and Kemple, 2012; Wilkis, 2018; Zelizer, 1989), work (Blair-Loy, 2010; Sayer, 2011; Watson, 2012), consumption (Grauel, 2016; Pellandini-Simányi, 2016; Warde, 2015), advertising (Cohen and Dromi, 2018), and risk (Roth, 2010).
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