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

Interview and music documentary on Vietnam National TV

Interview on Vietnam National TV VTV4 and discussion forum at Heritage Space in Saigon, Vietnam.

Dimitri della Faille is interviewed about his research with Cedrik Fermont about noise music and experimental music in Southeast Asia

Interviews:
– Dimitri della Faille
– Ly Ha Trang
– Lin Ha
VTV4 CULTURE MOSAIC (Vietnam)
BROADCAST: 17 MAY 2019
HOST: LE VAN DAI TRANG

 

A Sociological Understanding of Neoliberal Discourses of Development

In this article, the author calls for a sociological understanding of neoliberal discourses of development and underdevelopment. The author criticizes the idea that the utterance of discourse is different than other social practices and also warns against understanding discourses solely as acts of deception. Using a critical stance, the author shows how ideologies are giving shape to development projects and how social change is effectively conducted through acts of communication. The author proposes different ways to analyze various discourses of neoliberal development. Giving several examples from the literature, he shows how discourse analysts have examined many aspects of neoliberal discourses of development and social change. Amongst ways to understand discourses of development the author presents the following: studying ethnical and racial biases, examining discourses as storytelling, looking at their specific stylistic codes, understanding discourses as social interaction and how they produce concerted actions, seeing them as fluxes and containers of ideas, criticizing their justification of social hierarchy and their reinforcing of social domination. Also are presented elements of examining statistics, machines and artefacts as elements of neoliberal discourses. The author calls for more militant uses of discourse analysis. In conclusion, the author also raises some methodological, ethical and epistemological issues of the analysis of discourses.

Publication available at https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02046915/document