Last Best Gifts
Last Best Gifts (University of Chicago Press) is a study of the social organization of exchange in human blood and organs. It develops the idea that procurement organizations evoke and sustain altruism by providing opportunities to give, and by producing public accounts of what giving means. It won ARNOVA’s Outstanding Book Award and was a finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award.
Reviews: American Journal of Sociology (Greta Krippner), American Journal of Transplantation (Ben Hippen), Social Forces (Jane Allyn Piliavin), Contemporary Sociology (Carol Heimer), The New York Times (Virginia Postrel), Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (E. Gil Clary), Socio-Economic Review (Philippe Steiner), Le Mouvement Social (Sophie Chauveau), Australian Review of Public Affairs (Catherine Waldby), EES Newsletter (Rene Almeling), Medical Anthropology Quarterly (Lesley Sharp), Sociologie du Travail (Philippe Steiner).
SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Marion Fourcade and Kieran Healy. 2013. “Classification Situations: Life-chances in the Neoliberal Era.” Accounting, Organizations, and Society 38: 559–572.
Kieran Healy and Kimberly D. Krawiec. 2012. “Custom, Contract, and Kidney Exchange.” Duke Law Journal 62: 645–670.
Kieran Healy. 2011. “Counting and Commodifying.” Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 35:337–347.
Kieran Healy. 2010. “Social Structure, Gifts and Norms in The Story of Qiu Ju,” in Norms and Values. The Role of Social Norms as Instruments of Value Realisation, edited by Michael Baurmann, Geoffrey Brennan, Robert E. Goodin and Nicholas Southwood. Baden Baden: Nomos Verlag.
Kieran Healy. 2008. “Sociology.” In Robert E. Goodin, Philip Pettit and Thomas Pogge (eds), A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy (Second Edition), 90–122. Blackwell, New York.
Marion Fourcade and Kieran Healy. 2007. “Moral Views of Market Society.” Annual Review of Sociology 33:285–311.
Kieran Healy. 2006. “Do Presumed Consent Laws Raise Organ Procurement Rates?” DePaul Law Review, 55:1017–1043.
Kieran Healy. 2004. “Altruism as an organizational problem: The case of organ procurement.” American Sociological Review, 69:387–404.
Kieran Healy. 2004. “Sacred markets and secular ritual in the organ transplant industry.” In Frank Dobbin, editor, The Sociology of the Economy, pages 336–359. Russell Sage Foundation, New York.
Kieran Healy. 2002. “Digital technology and cultural goods.” Journal of Political Philosophy, 10(4):478–500.
Kieran Healy. 2002. “What’s new for Culture in the New Economy?” Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, 32:86–103.
Kieran Healy. 2000. “Embedded altruism: Blood collection regimes and the European Union’s donor population.” American Journal of Sociology, 105:1633–57.
Kieran Healy. 1999. “The emergence of HIV in the U.S. blood supply: organizations, obligations and the management of uncertainty.” Theory and Society, 28:529–558.
Bruce Western and Kieran Healy. 1999. “Explaining the OECD wage slowdown: Recession or labor decline?” European Sociological Review, 15:233–249.
Kieran Healy. 1998. “Conceptualising constraint: Mouzelis, Archer and the concept of social structure.” Sociology, 32:509–522.
SELECTED ESSAYS AND REVIEWS
Kieran Healy. 2011. “Judgment and Distinction.” Review essay on Valuing the Unique, by Lucien Karpik. Socio-Economic Review.
Kieran Healy. 2009. Review of Brooke Harrington, Pop Finance: Investment Clubs and the New Investor Populism. American Journal of Sociology 115: 309–12.
Kieran Healy. 2007. “A Wealth of Notions.” Review essay on Freakonomics, by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Sociological Forum 22: 119–125.
Kieran Healy. 2006. “Sacred.” Entry in the International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology, edited by Jens Beckert and Milan Zafirofski. Routledge, London.
Kieran Healy. 2005. Review of John Fox, An R and S-PLUS companion to Applied Regression. Sociological Methods and Research, 34:137–140.
Kieran Healy. 2005. Review essay on Eric Klinenberg’s Heat Wave. Imprints, 8:283–289.
Kieran Healy. 2005. “After the ball was over.” European Economic Sociology Newsletter, 6(3):37–38.
Kieran Healy. 2003. Review of Stephan Fuchs, Against Essentialism. Contemporary Sociology, 32:252–4.
Kieran Healy. 1998. Review of James Rule, Theory and Progress in Social Science. Theory and Society, 27:435–441.
Kieran Healy. 1999. Review of Mark Lichbach and Alan Zuckerman, Comparative Politics. Contemporary Sociology, 28:210–211.