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12.11.2015

Fritz Thyssen Prize Awarded to Dominic Akyel and Jens Beckert

In July 2015, the jury of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung awarded Dominic Akyel and Jens Beckert the second prize for a social sciences journal article published in 2014. The article, Pietät und Profit: Kultureller Wandel und Marktentstehung am Beispiel des Bestattungsmarktes, was published in the Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie and uses the historical development of caring for the dead in Germany to show that cultural transformations are as important for the emergence of a new market as technological innovations, price changes, and political regulation. The Fritz Thyssen Stiftung awards prizes annually for the best German-language social science publications. more (in German)

 

 
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