[en] action regime, fair trade, local exhange and trading system, mindset, phenomenology, pragmatic sociology, solidarity finance systems, third sector
[en] The present paper has a double goal. Firstly, it tries to rediscover a little used sociological system (Max Scheler’s). Secondly, it tries to propose a thematic analysis of the third sector actors’ justifications with a specific action regime (also not much discussed). These attempts merge very fast because this retrospective becomes the limits of this very (particular?) regime. It formalizes the search for social bonds in the third sector engagement. The latter could be understood as a search for philia – in the vocabulary of the regimes of action sociology – or a sympathy search – in the vocabulary of Max Scheler’s. This search for social bonds appears as a strong opposition to “capitalist mind set (Capitalistich Geist)”.
service de sociologie des identités conteporaines (groupe de sociologie politique et morale EHESS Paris)