“Culture and Financialization: Four Approaches” (2020)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2020. “Culture and Financialization: Four Approaches.” In The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization, edited by Natasha van der Zwan, Daniel Mertens, and Philip Mader. London and New York: Routledge. Abstract This chapter briefly examines the relationship between culture and financialization from four inter-related angles. First, we explore the finance culture. Here I …

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“Art, Money and Financialization: Six Radical Money Artists on Either Side of 1973” (2019)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2019. “Art, Money and Financialization: Six Radical Money Artists on Either Side of 1973.” In A Cultural History of Money: The Modern Age (1920-Present), edited by Taylor C. Nelms and David Pederson. London: Bloomsbury. Abstract Money and art share a strange and fateful symmetry. In this chapter, I describe one part of …

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“The Art of Unpayable Debts” (2019)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2019. “The Art of Unpayable Debts.” In The Sociology of Debt, edited by Mark Featherstone. London: Policy. Abstract This chapter provides a reading and a contextualisation of three recent performative public artworks to map the way unpayable debts manifest across politics, economics, culture and society under the global order of financialised capitalism. …

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Currencies of Exodus: The Hidden Ledger of Proletarian Money Sabotage (2019)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2019. “Currencies of the Undercommons: The Hidden Ledger of Proletarian Money Sabotage.” In  State Machines: Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, and Art, edited by Yiannis Colakides, Marc Garrett, Inte Gloerich. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures. Abstract In this chapter, I look at money ‘from below’ to problematize …

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Our Opium Wars: Our Opium Wars The Ghosts of Empire in the Prescription Opioid Nightmare (Third Text)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2019. “Our Opium Wars: The Ghosts of Empire in the Prescription Opioid Nightmare.” Third Text 32 (5-6): 662-669. https://doi.org/10.1080/09528822.2018.1559169 Abstract The prescription opioid crisis in the United States is among the worst human-caused public health disasters in modern history, with over 500,000 dead and by some estimates almost 5% of the American …

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“Representing (and Being Represented in) Financialization’s Derivative Sociality” (2018)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2018. “Representing (and Being Represented in) Financialization’s Derivative Sociality.” In Screening Economies: Money Matters and the Ethics of Representation, edited by Daniel Cunoz, Scott Loren, and Joerg Metelmann. Bielefeld: Transcript. Abstract In my inquiries into the relationship between art and money I have argued that one of the key conundrums for artists …

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“The Crypt of Art, the Decryption of Money, the Encrypted Common and the Problem of Cryptocurrencies” (2018)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2018. “The Crypt of Art, the Decryption of Money, the Encrypted Common and the Problem of Cryptocurrencies.” In Moneylab Reader 2: Overcoming the Hype, edited by Inte Gloerich, Geert Lovink, and Patricia De Vries, 121–37. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures. Abstract Money is a medium of the imagination. While it is often …

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The Uses of Financial Literacy (Cultural Politics 2017)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2017. “The Uses of Financial Literacy: Financialization, the Radical Imagination, and the Unpayable Debts of Settler-Colonialism.” Cultural Politics 13 (3): 348–69. https://doi.org/10.1215/17432197-4211350 Abstract This article is a contribution to critiques of the mainstream trends in financial literacy education and argues that they typically produce a profound financial illiteracy by obfuscating the systemic …

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Participatory Art within, against and beyond Financialization (Cultural Studies)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2018. “Participatory Art within, against and beyond Financialization: Benign Pessimism, Tactical Parasitics and the Encrypted Common.” Cultural Studies 32 (4): 530–59. https://doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2017.1363260 Abstract This essay examines three critical artists who orchestrate participatory spectacles and experiences as a means of challenging neoliberal financialization, an overarching paradigm and process that is reshaping economics, politics, …

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“Commons as Actuality, Ethos and Horizon” (2017)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2017. “Commons as Actuality, Ethos and Horizon.” In Educational Commons in Theory and Practice, edited by Alex Means, Graham Slater, and Derek Ford, 23–37. London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan. Abstract The idea, and the ideal, of the commons has encountered a surge in popularity in recent years. But the concept itself …

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