Selected List of Publications

1. Articles in international scientific journals with referee practice

  • “Rousseau, Durkheim et la constitution affective du social “. Revue d’Histoire des Sciences Humaines, novembre 2005, pp. 5-32.
  • “Sorcerer’s Apprentices and the ‘Will to Figuration’ – the Ambiguous Heritage of the ‘Collège de Sociologie'”. Theory, Culture and Society, Vol 26(4), 2009, p. 117-145.
  • “Sacred Violence: Girard, Bataille and the Vicissitudes of Human Desire”. Distinktion – Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, 19/2009, pp. 31-58.
  • “Living food diet and veganism : Individual vs collective boundaries of the forbidden” (together with Johanna Mäkelä and Virpi Väänänen). Social Science Information, 50(2)/2011, pp. 275-297.

2. Articles in international compilation works

  • “Sanctification of ‘the Accursed’ – Drinking habits of the French Existentialists in the 1940s (A Case Study)” in Galanter, Marc (ed.): Recent Developments in Alcoholism. Vol.14 – The Consequences of Alcoholism. Plenum Press, New York, 1998, p. 415-436.
  • “Evil”, in Mark Hewson (ed.): Bataille – Key Concepts. Routledge, London, 2016, p. 174-188.

3. Articles in Finnish scientific journals with referee practice

  • “Georges Bataille ja silvottu yhteisöllisyys” (“Georges Bataille and the mutilated social”). Tiede & Edistys no: 4/1999, p. 306-322.
  • “Rousseau ja Durkheim – sosiologia, passiot ja paha” (“Rousseau and Durkheim – Sociology, Passions and Evil”). Tiede & Edistys 04/2005, p. 287-319

4. Scientific monographs

  • Pyhän jäännökset – ranskalaisia rajanylityksiä: Mauss, Bataille, Baudrillard (Sacred Remains – French Transgressions: Mauss, Bataille, Baudrillard). Tutkijaliitto, Helsinki, 1992 (231 pages).
  • Affectivity and the Social Bond – Transcendence, Economy and Violence in French Social Theory (scientific monograph). Ashgate, 2014 (256 pages).
  • Uskonto ja väkivalta – Durkheimin perilliset (“Religion and Violence – Durkheim’s heirs”). Tutkijaliitto, Helsinki, 2016 (244 pages).

5. Other scientific publications

  • “Pyhä ja kirottu – pahan ongelma ranskalaisessa yhteiskuntateoriassa” (“The Sacred and the Accursed – the Problem of Evil in French Social Theory”). Introduction to the doctoral dissertation (articles) under the same title, Helsinki, Yliopistopaino, 2000, p. 4-51.
  • “Sacrifice, anthropologie, économie”. Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions, 148/2009, pp. 45-54.
  • “Marcel Mauss ja sosiaalisen symbolisuus” (“Marcel Mauss and the Symbolic Character of the Social”), in Kauppinen, I. & Pyykkönen, M. (eds.): 1900-luvun ranskalainen yhteiskuntateoria (“20th Century French Social Theory”). Gaudeamus, 2015, 72-96.
  • “Georges Bataille: tuhlaus, talous ja kuolema (“Georges Bataille: Expenditure, Economy & Death”), in Heiskala, R. & Virtanen, A. (eds.): Talous ja yhteiskuntateoria, osa III (“Economy and Social Theory”, part III). Gaudeamus, 2018, 141–174.

6. Edited journals

  • CollEgium – electronic journal of the Helsinki Collegium for advanced studies – Vol 5 (2009): “Writing in Context: French Literature, Theory and the Avant Gardes – L’écriture en contexte : littérature, théorie et avant-gardes françaises au XXe siècle” together with Timo Kaitaro and Kai Mikkonen.
  • Distinktion – Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, No: 19/2009: “The Sacred” together with Christian Borch.

7. Conference papers

  • 5.-9.7.2004 “Rousseau, Durkheim et les passions”. Association Internationale des Sociologues de Langue Française, XVII Congrès International, Université de Tours, France.
  • 1.-4.9.2004 “Rousseau, Durkheim and the problem of passions”. 18th Century European Thought, International Symposium, University of Helsinki.
  • 2.-7.6.2005 “Le Collège de Sociologie : l’union troublée du sacré virulent, du pouvoir et du fait social”. The International Association for Philosophy and Litterature, 29th Annual Conference, University of Helsinki.
  • 5.-9.7.2005 “The College of Sociology – ethnography as an inspiration for a ‘new mythology'”. International Institute of Sociology, The 37th World Congress in Stockholm.
  • 1.-3.6.2006 “Caillois et Bataille – les apprentis-sorciers entre pouvoir et force, mythe et figure”. Writing in context: French literature, theory and the avant-gardes/L’écriture en contexte : littérature, théorie et avant-gardes français au XXe siècle, International Interdisciplinary Symposium, University of Helsinki.
  • 30.3.2007 “Caillois and Bataille: The Affective Sacred and the Problem of Power”. Roger Caillois: Traversing Art and Science, International interdisciplinary conference, University of Essex.
  • 4.9.2009 “Girard, Bataille and the Question of Human Desire”. 9th Conference of the European Sociological Asociation, University of Lisbon.
  • 16.1.2010 “La passion maléfique – Comte, Durkheim et les limites de l’affectivité”. La limite et l’illimité, colloque interdisciplinaire à l’Institut Finlandais, Paris.
  • 18.9.2010 “Bataille et Baudrillard : deux regards sur l’ambiguïté de l’échange-don”. Jean Baudrillard, traverses, International Colloquium organized by Musée du Quai Branly, Paris.
  • 9.9.2011 “Religion and Affectivity – two Responses to the Problem of Order”.  10th Conference of the European Sociological Association, University of Geneva.
  • 22.3.2013 “Affectivité et négation chez Bataille”. Bataille et les sciences sociales, colloque interdisciplinaire à l’Université de Chicago, Paris.
  • 26.8.2015 “Economies of Death”. 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association, University of Prague.
  • 19.4.2016 ”The Affective Foundations of The Social – The French Case”. Collective Affects and Emotions -Workshop, Helsinki.
  • 4.6.2018 “The Three Desires of René Girard”. Scapegoats, violence and mimetic theory 21th International Summer School in Cultural Studies. University of Jyvaskylä, Finland.

8. Translations

a) From French to Finnish:

  • Jean Baudrillard: Amerikka (“L’Amérique” – translation, preface, annotation). Loki-kirjat 1991 (263 pages).
  • Julia Kristeva: “Bataille, kokemus ja käytäntö” (“Bataille, l’expérience et la pratique”) in Kristeva, Julia: Puhuva Subjekti (“The Speaking Subject” – a finnish collection of Kristeva’s articles, several translators). Gaudeamus 1993, 51-84.
  • Georges Bataille: Noidan oppipoika (“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” – a finnish collection of Bataille’s articles – translation, preface, annotation). Gaudeamus 1998 (244 pages).
  • Pierre Bourdieu: Vastatulet (“Contre-feux” ) Otava 1999 (140 pages).
  • Pierre Bourdieu: Televisiosta (“Sur la Télévision”) Otava 1991 (127 pages).
  • Roger-Pol Droit: Kuori omena päässäsi (“101 Expériences de la Philosophie Quotidienne”). Tammi 2002 (233 pages).
  • Jacques Derrida: “Platonin apteekki” and “Vaarallinen täydennys” (“La pharmacie de Platon” and “Ce dangereux supplément”) in Derrida, Jacques: Platonin apteekki ja muita kirjoituksia (“Plato’s Pharmacy and other writings” – a finnish collection of Derrida’s articles, several translators). Gaudeamus 2003, 27-57 and 102-208.
  • Roger-Pol Droit: Esineiden luonto (“Les dernières nouvelles des choses”). Tammi 2005 (210 pages).
  • Robert Castel: “Hyvinvointivaltio uusien haasteiden edessä” (“L’Etat social face à de nouveaux défis”). Janus 2/2005, 187-193.
  • Robert Castel: Sosiaalinen turvattomuus – mitä on olla suojattu? (“L’insécurité sociale – qu’est-ce qu’être protégé?”). KELA 2007 (64 pages).
  • Pascal Boyer: Ja ihminen loi jumalat – kuinka uskonto selitetään (“Et l’homme créa les dieux – comment expliquer la religion”). WSOY 2007 (420 pages).
  • Luc Ferry: Opi elämään – filosofinen käsikirja (“Apprendre à vivre – Traité de philosophie à l’usage des jeunes générations”). Otava 2008 (320 pages).
  • Aude Lancelin & Marie Lemonnier: Filosofit ja rakkaus (“Les philosophes et l’amour Aimer de Socrate à Simone de Beauvoir”). Otava 2011 (250 s).
  • Pierre Bourdieu: “Erottautuminen – arvostelukyvyn sosiaalinen kritiikki” in Reiners, I., Seppä, A. & Vuorinen, J. (eds.). Estetiikan klassikot, II (“The Classics of Aesthetics”). Gaudeamus 2016, pp. 401–408 [Introduction to ”La Distinction. Critique sociale du jugement”, Minuit: Paris 1979]

b) From English to Finnish:

  • Alan Durning: “Kuinka paljon on tarpeeksi?” (“How much is enough?” – a finnish translation of Durning’s article in Maailman tila, the annual report “State of the World” by World Watch Institute). Gaudeamus 1991, 170-188.
  • Hilary F. French: “Globaalisen ympäristöhallinnon vahvistaminen” (“Strenghtening of the Global Environmental Management” – a finnish translation of French’s article in Maailman tila, the annual report “State of the World”). Gaudeamus 1992, 175-196.
  • Alan Durning: “Alkuperäiskansojen tukeminen” (“Supporting the Indigenous People” – a finnish translation of Durning’s article in Maailman tila, the annual report “State of the World”). Gaudeamus 1993, 89-112.
  • Alan Durning: “Maailman metsien uusi hoito” (“The New Global Forestry” – a finnish translation of Durning’s article in Maailman tila, the annual report “State of the World”). Gaudeamus 1994, 24-45.
  • Lester Brown: “Maailmanpankin uudistaminen”. (“Reorganizing the World Bank” – a finnish translation of Brown’s article in Maailman tila, the annual report “State of the World”). Gaudeamus 1994, 173-196.
  • Allan Janik: “Twentieth Century Blues”. Tiede ja Edistys 2/2000, 128-135.
  • Thorstein Veblen: Joutilas luokka (“The Theory of the Leisure Class” – a finnish translation of Veblen’s book together with Sulevi Riukulehto). Arthouse 2002 (210 pages).

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