The Social Sources of Institutions

The English translation of my critical review of a book about Thorstein Veblen is now available on the website Books and Ideas (Collège de France): https://booksandideas.net/The-Social-Sources-of-Institutions.html

Critical of capitalism and nationalism, the work of Thorstein Veblen focuses mainly on the analysis of institutions: their strengths, their weaknesses, and the way they manage to stabilize and build up in spite of their failures.

 

Sound Art in East and Southeast Asia. Historical and Political Considerations

New publication by Dimitri della Faille and Cedrik Fermont in the book “Sound Art” co-edited by Sanne Krogh Groth (Lund University, Sweden) and Holger Schulze (University of Copenhagen, Denmark).

The chapter entitled “Sound Art in East and Southeast Asia. Historical and Political Considerations” covers some historical trajectory of sound art in East Asia (Japan, China, Taiwan) and South East Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, etc.). The chapter puts the history of sound art in perspective with international relations durant the Cold War as well as the period of authoritarian regimes in the region.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/the-bloomsbury-handbook-of-sound-art-9781501338816/

 

Les sources sociales des institutions. Publication à propos de Thorstein Veblen

Le professeur della Faille vient de publier une recension analytique d’un ouvrage portant sur Thorstein Veblen, un des pionniers de l’analyse transdisciplinaire en sciences sociales. À la fois sociologue, économiste, historien et politologue, l’auteur étasunien a contribué à l’émergence de la pensée critique.

Publié sur le très respecté site de La vie des idées (Collège de France), le texte du professeur della Faille profite de la récente publication du livre « Introduction à Thorstein Veblen » de Alice Le Goff (Paris Ouest-Nanterre) pour rappeler les grandes lignes de l’analyse institutionnelle de Thorstein Veblen. Il s’agit de comprendre comment cet auteur iconoclaste a contribué à la critique du capitalisme et du nationalisme.

https://laviedesidees.fr/Alice-Le-Goff-Introduction-a-Thorstein-Veblen.html