Entangled Legacies: Race, finance and inequality (Manchester University Press)

Coming in December of 2022 from Manchester University Press, edited by Paul Gilbert, Clea Bourne, Max Haiven and Johnna Montgomerie: Entangled Legacies: Race, finance and inequality.

https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526163431/

Over 25 contributors from around the world have prepared short, accessible essays that take a striking image as a starting point to explore how today’s global financial structures are haunted by the ghosts of empire.

Written for newcomers and specialists alike, this unique collection traces the legacies of racism, colonialism and imperialism across a broad range of examples, from the City of London to the Australian outback, from Angola’s railways to China’s ghost cities, from the depths of the ocean to the ethereal world of data. It also tells stories of resistance and contestation, from Maori banks to radical muralists, from subtle gestures to mass uprisings.

With chapters on global commodities ranging from oil to clothing to the popular drink Milo, the authors in this collection take an interdisciplinary approach, melding political economy with cultural analysis, critical geography with historical acumen.

This book is both a fascinating journey for readers and an invaluable tool for teachers in many fields seeking to awaken students’ curiosity about how the global capitalist economy emerged from and reproduces racialized inequalities.

Provisional table of contents

 Introduction  Clea Bourne, Paul Gilbert, Max Haiven & Johnna Montgomerie
  PART 1: BLOWOUTS   
1Pumpjacks, playgrounds & cheap lives
Imre Szeman  
 
2‘Boom’
Tracy Lassiter  
 
3Spillcam
Alysse Kushinski
 
PART 2: CIRCULATIONS   
4Te Peeke o Aotearoa: Colonial and Decolonial Finance in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1860s-1890s
Catherine Cumming  
 
5Both sides of the coin: Miss Liberty and the construction of ‘the New Native’ on currency in Oregon’s colonial period
Ashley Cordes  
 
6Milo
Syahirah Abdul Rahman  
 
  PART 3: BORDERS   
7‘The trust will pursue debt through all means necessary’
Kathryn Medien  
 
8Hunger or indebtedness? Enforcing migrant destitution, racializing debt
Eve Dickson, Rachel Rosen, and Kehinde Sorinmade  
 
9Libre: Debt, discipline and humanitarian pretension
Christian Rossipal  
 
  PART 4: EMERGENCE   
10‘Afro-pessmism’ and emerging markets finance
Ilias Alami  
 
11Dreams of extractive development: reviving the Benguela Railway in central Angola
Jon Schubert  
 
12Spectral Cities and Rare Earth Mining in the North China Plain
Linsey Ly  
 
  PART 5: GESTURES   
13Italy, Libya and the EU: co-dependent systems and interweaving imperial interests at the Mediterranean border
Alessandra Ferrini  
 
14Racial capitalism and settler colonisation in Australia: Australian debts to Gurindji economies
Holly Eva Katherine Randell-Moon  
 
15Connected by a Blue Sweater: Ethical Narratives of Philanthrocapitalist Development
Zenia Kish  
 
  PART 6: PLAY   
16Eternal conflict
Oded Nir  
 
17I am your dividend
Ben Stork  
 
  PART 7: CONTROL   
18The shape of the stock exchange is shapelessness
Laura Kalba  
 
19Data centre seance: telepathic surveillance capitalism, psychic debt and colonialism
Jacquelene Drinkall  
 
PART 8: IMAGINARIES   
20Mesoamérica Resiste: Staging the Battle over Mesoamerica – Capitalist Fantasies vs. Grassroots Liberation
Debbie Samaniego & Felix Mantz  
 
21Extractive scars & the lightness of finance
Maria Dyveke Styve  
 
22Imagined maps of racial capitalism
Gargi Bhattacharyya