Skip to main content
Log in

André Orléan: L’Empire de la valeur. Refonder l’économie

Seuil, Paris, 2011

  • Book Review
  • Published:
Human Studies Aims and scope Submit manuscript

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this article

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or Ebook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.

Instant access to the full article PDF.

Notes

  1. For some minor modifications, see Orléan and Diaz-Bone 2013.

  2. As Desrosières (2014: 218f.) has pointed out, two major streams of heterodox economic thought in France, namely the convention and the regulation approach, have been fed by former students of Ecole Polytechnique. Following his account, nine out of ten heterodox economists are polytechniciens; most of them, including André Orléan, have then entered Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE). Born in 1950, André Orléan did not have the chance to meet Pierre Bourdieu teaching at ENSAE between 1963 and 1966. Unlike some colleagues of an earlier generation more indebted to Bourdieu’s influence, his approach has been formed by more diverse sources.

  3. See Hillebrandt (2009: 156ff.) for a similar discussion, and a different conclusion. Questioning the premise that logics of exchange, whether based on barter or on money, are mutually exclusive, he turns to exploring their “simultaneity” in practice.

  4. See Zelizer (1994) or Hedenus (2014) for bringing this perspective to empirical study on the use of money.

  5. See Godechot (2011) on the history of EHESS which is particularly instructive of the question of “de-economizing economics” (Alain Touraine).

  6. See Boltanski and Thévenot (2006), Karpik (2010), Stark (2009), or Lamont (2012) for similar invitations to sociological and socio-economic inquiry.

References

  • Aglietta, M., & Orléan, A. (1982). La violence de la monnaie. Paris: PUF.

    Google Scholar 

  • Aglietta, M., & Orléan, A. (1998). La monnaie souveraine. Paris: Odile Jacob.

    Google Scholar 

  • Askenazy, Ph., Coutrot, T., Orléan, A., & Sterdyniak, H. (2010). Manifeste d’économistes atterrés. Crise et dettes en Europe : 10 fausses évidences, 22 mesures en débat pour sortir de l’impasse. http://www.atterres.org/page/manifeste-d‘économistes-atterrés.

  • Beckert, J. (1996). Was ist soziologisch an der Wirtschaftssoziologie? Ungewißheit und die Einbettung sozialen Handelns. Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 25(2), 125–146.

    Google Scholar 

  • Boltanski, L., & Thévenot, L. (2006 [1991]). On justification. Economies of worth. Princeton: UP.

  • David, P. (1985). Clio and the economies of QWERTY. American Economic Review, 75(2), 332–337.

    Google Scholar 

  • Desrosières, A. (2014). Prouver et gouverner. Une analyse politique des statistiques publiques. Paris: La Découverte.

    Google Scholar 

  • Godechot, O. (2011). How did the neoclassical paradigm conquer a multi-disciplinary research institution? Les économistes à l’EHESS de 1948 à 2005, Revue de la régulation [En ligne], 10 | 2e semestre/Autumn 2011. http://regulation.revues.org/9429.

  • Harribey, J.-M. (2011). Note de lecture: André Orléan, L’empire de la valeur, Refonder l’économie, Paris, Seuil, 2011. Revue de la régulation [En ligne], 10 | 2e semestre/Autumn 2011. http://regulation.revues.org/9483.

  • Hedenus, A. (2014). Pennies from heaven? Conceptions and earmarking of lottery prize money. British Journal of Sociology, 65(2), 225–244.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Hillebrandt, F. (2009). Praktiken des Tauschens. Zur Soziologie symbolischer Formen der Reziprozität. Wiesbaden: VS.

    Google Scholar 

  • Karpik, L. (2010 [2007]). Valuing the unique: The economics of singularities. Princeton: UP.

  • Krippner, G. R. (2001). The elusive market: Embeddedness and the paradigm of economic sociology. Theory and Society, 30(6), 775–810.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Lamont, M. (2012). Toward a comparative sociology of valuation and evaluation. Annual Review of Sociology, 38, 201–221.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Orléan, A., & Diaz-Bone, R. (2013). Questioning economists’ notion of value. André Orléan interviewed by Rainer Diaz-Bone. Economic sociology_the European Electronic Newsletter, 14(3), 41–47.

    Google Scholar 

  • Stark, D. (2009). The sense of dissonance: Accounts of worth in economic life. UP: Princeton.

    Google Scholar 

  • Veblen, Th. (1970 [1899]). The theory of the leisure class: An economic study of institutions. London: Allen and Unwin.

  • Zelizer, V. A. (1994). The social meaning of money. New York: Basic Books.

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Jörg Potthast.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Potthast, J. André Orléan: L’Empire de la valeur. Refonder l’économie. Hum Stud 38, 185–190 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10746-014-9334-0

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10746-014-9334-0

Navigation