Independent publishers and the social critique[Research paper] by Fleur d'Harcourt

2012-02-05

Fleur D'Harcourt was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2010. She also studies at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, holds a bachelor in history and a master degree in literature from Paris IV University. She is very interested in contemporary literature and novels, and would like to work, after having spent one exchange semester at Columbia University, upon the problematics of books and edition in the digital era.

An efflorescence of small and subversive independent publishing houses has, over the last decade, made a dent in the traditionally conformist world of publishing houses. Independent publishing houses have now become central actors in the dissemination of the social critique.This rise has probably been caused by the penetration of Internet in our daily lives and by the recrudescence of social movements. We can now wonder at which costs, under which conditions these publishing houses have become more present in the public debates and try to evaluate the viability of the business models of these artisanal firms, in a world that is dominated by giants with an industrial production. This research will try to bring answers to these questions through an analysis of the problematics linked to the production and diffusion of books.

Quote article  Fleur d'Harcourt, « Independent publishers and the social critique », 05 february 2012, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Research paper]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/235.sls

In the same section

The mystery of capital: why capitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else - by Hernando de Soto

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Sylvia Marie d'Albertas

Why does capitalism triumph in the West and fail everywhere else? That is the question that Hernando de Soto tries to answer in this book about the mystery of capital. With an analysis of the private property systems in developing countries and countries from de ex-communist bloc, the book shows...

>>Read more

The Communist Party Manifesto - by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Aurélien Philippe

The Communist Party Manifesto is neither a detailed and precise text nor a program. The authors want to analyze society, and that leads to it being compartmentalized in classes; they also want to demonstrate that a trans-national force exists, that it has arisen, is developing, and organizing...

>>Read more

Entrepreneurship after the collapse of the USSR - Study of the first small entrepreneurs in a provincial city of Russia

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Marine Bikard

Through the time of transition, Russian experience is an exceptional laboratory to study the rise of capitalism and its institutionalization. Based on a field study of the first small entrepreneurs, this essay offers a new approach of different ideas developed according to western realities. ...

>>Read more

The big tipping point The social question at global scale - by J-M Severino et O. Ray

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Marie Baranger

Jean-Michel Severino and Olivier Ray release a comprehensive analysis of the new global arrangement. Through new changemakers’ and anonymous – though representative of the new economic and social order –  stakeholders’ portraits, the authors highlight the characteristics of the...

>>Read more

The Future of the economy - Beyond economystification - by Jean-Pierre Dupuy

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Laure-Anne Benoît

The economy has become all mighty in our society. Even politics capitulated in front of it whereas they are an essential source of its self-transcendence, that is to say its ability to self-regulate by producing its own exteriority. Max Weber’s thesis about the Calvinist choice shows that...

>>Read more

With the same doctype

Research paper

Luxury and Sustainability:... Luxury and sustainability may seem at... by Aurélie Gillon
Sustainable development: a necessary... Given that liberalism is the basis of... by Yann Auger
Is integration business a strategy... The purpose of this dissertation is to... by Nathalie Rusé
French higher education towards equal... Whereas social inequalities of access... by Nicolas Charles
Social housing and energy saving in... As part of the building industry,... by Hélène Doutriaux
Arbalange, an end to the single use of... Arbalange sells « textile » diapers... by Audrey Boulkaid
What is the link between Degrowth and... In our society, work is preached like... by Claire-Isabelle Roquebert
Career paths of French entrepreneurs ... The concept of fair trade was born from... by Audrey Azilazian
Complementary currencies: study of the... Complementary currencies, exchange... by Olivier Torrente
Entrepreneurship after the collapse of... Through the time of transition, Russian... by Marine Bikard