“Participatory art within, against and beyond financialization” appears in Cultural Studies

After a lengthy wait my article “Participatory art within, against and beyond financialization: Benign pessimism, tactical parasitics and the encrypted common” has been published by the journal Cultural Studies. Continue reading “Participatory art within, against and beyond financialization” appears in Cultural Studies

Towards a materialist theory of revenge: The lives of Witches (Vagabonds 001)

I’m very pleased to announce my essay Towards a materialist theory of revenge: The lives of Witches is the first in a new series of peer-reviewed working papers, VAGABONDS, which I edit under the auspices of the ReImagining Value Action Lab. Continue reading Towards a materialist theory of revenge: The lives of Witches (Vagabonds 001)

Colonial debts, extractive nostalgias, imperial insolvencies – Reimagining financialization (London, Sept 22-23)

Join us at Goldsmiths, University of London, September 22-23 for a two-day gathering on the theme of “Colonial debts, extractive nostalgias, imperial insolvencies – Reimagining financialization” Continue reading Colonial debts, extractive nostalgias, imperial insolvencies – Reimagining financialization (London, Sept 22-23)

TOPIA 30/31 “The Financialized Imagination” (April 2014)

I am extremely pleased to announce that, after many months of work, a special double issue (30/31) of TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies has been released.  Purchase it and get more information here: http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/topia/index

Jody Berland and I co-edited this theme issue, which includes a host of phenomenal contributions from a wide range of scholars, established and emerging.

There will be a launch party on April 12, 2014, 5pm-7pm at the Melody Bar in Toronto, which will also be the Toronto launch of my new book Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial

Max Haiven and Jody Berland – The Financialized Imagination (In Memory of Stuart Hall)

Articles

1. FIELDS OF SPECULATIVE POWER

John Clarke – Imagined Economies: Austerity and the Moral Economy of ‘Fairness’

Mathias Nilges – Finance Capital and the Time of the Novel or, Money Without Narrative Qualities

Matthew Flisfeder – Debt: The Sublimated Object of Capital

Rob Aitken – Games and the Subjugated Knowledges of Finance: Art and Science in the Speculative Imaginary

2. LEVERAGED SITES

Andrew Calcutt – Fictitious Capital: London and the Financial Imagination

Cathy Greenfield and Peter Williams – From Shadowy Zone to Daily Routine: Finance Culture in Australia

Sarah Blacker – “Your DNA Doesn’t Need to be Your Destiny”: Colonialism, Public Health, and the Financialization of Medicine

Chris Arthur – Financial Literacy Education as Public Pedagogy for the Capitalist Debt Economy

3. FINANCIALIZED MEDIATIONS

Mark Hayward – Settling Accounts: On the Subject of Economic Confessions

Michelle Stewart and Jason Pine – Vocational Embodiments of the Precariat in The Girlfriend Experience and Magic Mike

Robert Hutton – The Gamification of Finance

Sarah E.K. Smith – Making Sense of the “Endless Play of Signs” in the Work of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge

Jamie Lynn Magnusson and Elizabeth Abergel – The Art of (Bio)Surveillance: Bioart and the Financialization of Life Systems

Offerings

Michael Stein – “Do You Own an Oil Company?” A Political Consideration of the Financialized Subject

David E Maynard – Finding Financialization in Satire

Simon Orpana and Evan Mauro – First as Tragedy, Then as Ford: Performing the Biopolitical Image in the Age of Austerity, from the G20 to Toronto City Hall

Matthew Tiessen – Giving Credit Where Credit’s Due: Making Visible the Ex Nihilo Dimensions of Money’s “Agency”

Review Essays

Toni Pape – Writing Resistance: Sleeplessness, Poetry and the Right to the City under Financial Capitalism

Susan Pell – A Puzzle Constantly Changing Itself: Cultural Studies in the 21st Century

Colin J. Campbell – “Progressive” Canadian Politics and the Paroxysm of Identity

Reviews

Stephen Gray – Does He Know It’s Neoliberalism After All?

Paulina Mickiewicz – Deconstructing Disability

Trevor Holmes – Feasible Utopias, Frustrated

Matthew Ryan Smith – Toward the Indigenization of Canadian Museums

Sharday Mosurinjohn – Language, Politics and the Novel: Rancière’s Aesthetic History of Problem-Solving in Poetics

 

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Book launches and talks (London, Leicester, Essex, Amsterdam, New York, Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton)

I’m very pleased to be having book launches or to be giving talks in a variety of places in March and April of 2014 (info about the book: https://maxhaiven.com/2013/09/26/crises-of-the-imagination/): March 17, 3:30pm (Leicester): Talk: “Fictitious Capital, Metaphoric Wealth: Financialization and … Continue reading Book launches and talks (London, Leicester, Essex, Amsterdam, New York, Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton)

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“Capitalism’s Crisis of Value and Imagination” in Truth-Out

Truth-Out has published an excerpt from my book Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons (Zed Books, March 2014) titled “Capitalism’s Crisis of Value and Imagination.” It can be found here: http://www.truth-out.org/progressivepicks/item/21647-capitalisms-crisis-of-value-and-imagination Another excerpt from the … Continue reading “Capitalism’s Crisis of Value and Imagination” in Truth-Out