Value and things

Theories, critique and new perspectives

Pisa 28-29 novembre 2019

Aula Magna Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche

Via Serafini, 3

(Working language: Italian)


8.30 – Reception of participants

9.00 – Introduction to the workshopLuigi Pellizzoni (Pisa University)

FIRST SESSION – Ecological crisis and theories of value – 9.15-13.15

Thinking value with Marx: advantages and limitations of an analytic of power in capitalism

Maura Benegiamo (Collège d’Etudes Mondiales, Fondation Maison Science de l’Homme, Paris), Emanuele Leonardi (Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra)

Capital, knowledge and reproduction of life

Antonella Corsani (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne)

Valuation, evaluation and valorisation: ecologies of value in pragmatic sociology

Laura Centemeri (CNRS, Paris), Dario Minervini (University “Federico II”, Napoli)


Lunch break – 13.00-15.00


SECOND SESSION – Natures/Cultures: materiality that asserts itself – 15.00-19.00

Living milk? On the contribution of non-humans to valorisation processes, building on the case of raw milk retail through vending machines

Alvise Mattozzi (Bolzano University), Tiziana Piccioni Padova University)

From commodity fetishism to the politics of ontology. Courses of anthropological theory and American ethnography over the value of nature

Francesco Zanotelli (Messina University)

Worthless. First results of new ethnographic studies on the “other nature”

Nadia Breda (Firenze Universiy)



THIRD SESSION – Giving value: models, applications, alternatives – 9.00-13.00

The value of nature. A reflection on the issue of ecosystem services

Davide Marino (Molise University)

Norms of territory and rules of knowledge: Apulia’s olive trees in political ecology

Christian Colella (Milano Bicocca University), for the Collettivo Epidemia*

* Giulia Arrighetti, Michele Bandiera, Janos Chial, Christian Colella, Enrico Milazzo, Jasmine Pisapia

Rural forms of life

Andrea Ghelfi (Nottingham University)



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