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Antoine Hennion

Antoine Hennion is a Professor at Mines ParisTech and the former Director of the Centre for the Sociology of Innovation (CSI, 1994-2002). He has a PhD in sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (1991). Having a background in science and technology (Ingénieur des Mines, 1974), and a training in musicology (Paris IV-Sorbonne), he turned to sociology of culture and innovation. Antoine Hennion’s research in the sociology of music and culture focuses on the cultural industries, advertising and design, mediators, services and users. At the CSI, he developed a problematization of mediation crossing cultural sociology and Science & Technology Studies (STS). He is now developing a pragmatist approach to diverse forms of attachment, from taste and amateurs’ practices to issues about care, aging and disability. With J.-M. Fauquet, musicologist at the CNRS, he has also undertaken historical research on the development of the taste for classical music, primarily in relation to the case of Bach in nineteenth century France. In these areas he is working towards a definition of a sociology that studies the mediations through which a relationship with objects is established, in order to analyse taste as an accomplishment.

 

Research interests
Cultural industries, advertising and design, mediation, services and users, taste, amateurs’ practices, aging and disability.

 

Publications
HENNION, Antoine (2014) – Playing, Performing, Listening. Making music—or making music act?. In MARSHALL, Lee; LAING, Dave – Popular Music Matters: essays in honour of Simon Frith. Routledge. ISBN 9781472421791.
HENNION, Antoine (2012) – ‘As Fast As One Possibly Can…’: Virtuosity, a truth of musical performance?. In HAWKINS, Stan – Critical Musicological Reflections: essays in honour of Derek B. Scott. Routledge. ISBN 9781409425601.
TEIL, Geneviève; BARREY Sandrine; FLOUX Pierre; HENNION Antoine (2011) – Le Vin et l’environnement [The wine and the environment]. Presses des mine. ISBN: 9782911256523.
HENNION, Antoine; MAISONNEUVE, Sophie; GOMART, Emilie (2000) – Figures de l’amateur [Figures of amateur]. La Documentation française. ISBN 978-2110047281.
FAUQUET, Joël-Marie; HENNION, Antoine (2000) – La grandeur de Bach. L’amour de la musique en France au XIXe siècle [The greatness of Bach. The love of music in France in the nineteenth century]. Fayard.
DUBUISSON, Sophie; HENNION, Antoine (1996) – Le design: l’objet dans l’usage [Design: the object in use]. Paris: Presses de l’École des Mines. ISBN 9782911762024.
HENNION, Antoine (1993) – La passion musicale. Une sociologie de la médiation. Paris: Métailié. (Spanish transl: La Pasión musical, 2002, Paidos; English transl: The Passion for Music: A Sociology of Mediation, 2015, Ashgate).
MIGNON, Paul; HENNION, Antoine (1991) – Rock: de l’histoire au mythe [Rock: from history to myth]. Paris: Anthropos.
HENNION, Antoine (1988) – Comment la musique vient aux enfants [How the music comes to children]. Paris: Anthropos. ISBN 9782717815566.
HENNION, Antoine (1981) – Les professionnels du disque. Une sociologie des variétés [The professionals of disc. A sociology of varieties]. Paris: Métailié.

 

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