I study the formation of social status, the role of culture and cultural hierarchies in legitimating social dominance and inequality, processes of valuation that shape the perceived worth of things and individuals, and the relational origins of creativity. I am generally interested in status-based approaches to the study of inequality.
Market Chains: Consecration and Creativity in the Market for Modern Art. Book manuscript under contract, Princeton University Press.
Fabien Accominotti, Shamus Khan, and Adam Storer. "How Cultural Capital Emerged in Gilded Age America: Musical Purification and Cross-Class Inclusion at the New York Philharmonic." Forthcoming, American Journal of Sociology.
Fabien Accominotti. "Consecration as a Population-Level Phenomenon." Forthcoming, American Behavioral Scientist.
Fabien Accominotti. "Creativity from Interaction: Artistic Movements and the Creativity Careers of Modern Painters." Poetics 37: 267-294 (June 2009). [PDF] [Journal]
Fabien Accominotti. "Market and Hierarchy: The Social Structure of Production Decisions in a Cultural Market." Histoire & Mesure 23: 177-218 (December 2008). [PDF] [Journal]
Fabien Accominotti. "A Theory of Consecration: Intermediation and the Formation of Economic Value in the Market for Modern Art."
Fabien Accominotti. "Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville, by Daniel B. Cornfield." American Journal of Sociology 122: 2015-2017 (May 2017). [PDF] [Journal]
Fabien Accominotti. "A Portrait of the Artist as a Prophet: Book Review of Manet: A Symbolic Revolution, by Pierre Bourdieu." European Journal of Sociology 56: 433-437 (December 2015). [PDF] [Journal]
"Order-Making and the Legitimacy of Inequality: Theory and Experimental Evidence."
"Status and Legitimacy in an Age of Rising Inequality."
"Qualities and Inequalities: How the Interplay of Quality Signals Shapes Winner-Take-All Inequality."
"Status Signaling, Reciprocity, and Favor Exchange Participation."