Art and Money: Three Aesthetic Strategies in an Age of Financialisation (in Finance and Society)

I’m pleased to announce that my essay “Art and Money: Three Aesthetic Strategies  in an Age of Financialisation” has been published in the inaugural issue of the post-disciplinary journal Finance and Society on the theme “Hard Cash.” You can read … Continue reading Art and Money: Three Aesthetic Strategies in an Age of Financialisation (in Finance and Society)

Reimagining our collective powers against austerity (BG/ROAR)

From http://roarmag.org/2015/06/max-haiven-common-austerity/ (In German) from Berliner Gazette Part 1 – http://berlinergazette.de/recht-auf-gemeinschaftseigentum/ Part 2 – http://berlinergazette.de/commons-als-menschenrecht/ The following edited text is based on an interview with Max Haiven by the Berliner Gazette on the topic of their annual theme UN|COMMONS. It is published under Creative … Continue reading Reimagining our collective powers against austerity (BG/ROAR)

The Ivory Cage and the Ghosts of Academe, and an open letter to Bush II about his “art”

Two online publications in the past few days: Over at Truth-out, my essay “The Ivory Cage and the Ghosts of Academe: Labor and Struggle in the Edu-Factory,” which discusses the deplorable state of post-secondary/higher education today, and the need to … Continue reading The Ivory Cage and the Ghosts of Academe, and an open letter to Bush II about his “art”

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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“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

“The Creative and the Derivative” appears in Radical History Review

My article “The Creative and the Derivative: Historicizing Creativity under post-Bretton Woods Financialization” has appeared in the journal Radical History Review,  in a special issue (#118) on the “Fictions of Finance” edited by Dara Orenstein and Aaron Carico. The article can … Continue reading “The Creative and the Derivative” appears in Radical History Review

From "Between Success and Failure" in Interface 5.2 (http://interfacejournal.net/)

“Between Success and Failure: Dwelling with Social Movements in the Hiatus” in Interface: A Journal for and About Social Movements

A5phGDZCUAITNNx.jpg_largeAlex Khasnabish and I have co-authored an article titled “Between Success and Failure:  Dwelling with Social Movements in the Hiatus” which has appeared in the most recent issue (5.2) of the phenomenal journal Interface: A Journal for and About Social Movements.  Interface has a unique peer-review process that includes both an academic and an activist reviewer and we’re very pleased that this paper, which is based on the ongoing Radical Imagination Project, is featured in this publication. These insights and others will appear in more detail in our forthcoming book The Radical Imagination, coming in Fall 2014 from Zed Books.

The article can be found here: http://www.interfacejournal.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Interface-5-2-Haiven-and-Khasnabish.pdf

Additionally, Interface‘s unique web-format and commitment to social movement learning has allowed us to add a special appendix to this article: a video tutorial that explains some of the key concepts and arguments of the piece and also offers some questions and exercises for social movement workshops.  We hope it will be of use.  It can be found here: https://vimeo.com/77785507

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Thinking with Water, Edited by Cecilia Chen, Janine MacLeod and Astrida Neimanis, McGill-Queens UP, Fall 2013

Chapter “The Dammed of the Earth” in the Thinking With Water collection

I have a chapter appearing in this great new collection titled Thinking With Water edited by Cecilia Chen, Janine MacLeod and Astrida Neimanis (McGill-Queen’s University Press, Fall 2013). From the MQUP website: As a life-giving but also potentially destructive substance, water … Continue reading Chapter “The Dammed of the Earth” in the Thinking With Water collection

Genpei Akasegawa, "Impound Object : Mask", 1963

“Financial Totalitarianism” in Truth-Out [plus video]

Truth-out has published an article where I try and lay out, in as plain terms as possible, the idea of “financialization” as a form of totalitarianism that works on the economic, political, social and cultural levels. Check it out: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/16911-financial-totalitarianism-the-economic-political-social-and-cultural-rule-of-speculative-capitalContinue reading “Financial Totalitarianism” in Truth-Out [plus video]

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BOOK: “Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life” to be published by Palgrave Macmillan (2014)

I’m delighted to announce that by first monograph Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014.  I’m working on completing the manuscript now, but a tentative table of contents … Continue reading BOOK: “Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life” to be published by Palgrave Macmillan (2014)

Upcoming publications (Walmart and finance; The creative and the derivative, and an interview with Hari Kunzru)

I’m very pleased to announce that three new publications are slated for publication later in 2013. Walmart First, the journal Cultural Politics will be publishing my essay “Walmart, Financialization and the Cultural Politics of Securitization” most likely in their July … Continue reading Upcoming publications (Walmart and finance; The creative and the derivative, and an interview with Hari Kunzru)

“Finance Depends on Resistance, Finance is Resistance and, anyway, Resistance is Futile” appears in Mediations

My article “Finance Depends on Resistance, Finance is Resistance and, anyway, Resistance is Futile” has appeared in a special issue of the journal Mediations: Journal of the Marxist Literary Group on Before and After Neoliberalism, edited by Imre Szeman. The … Continue reading “Finance Depends on Resistance, Finance is Resistance and, anyway, Resistance is Futile” appears in Mediations