“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 article can be found here: http://www.mediationsjournal.org/articles/finance-depends-on-resistance From the article’s introduction: This essay advances three provocations…

Metaphoric Wealth and The Crisis of the Imagination

1. Continuum Press has posted the details of a collection edited by Todd Dufresne and Carla Sacchetti titled The Economy as Cultural System, due out in November (http://wwwwww.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=168460&SntUrl=154046), which features my essay “Metaphoric Wealth:  Finance, Financialization and the End of Narrative.”  From the chapter’s introduction: This chapter asks us to understand finance as a cultural…

“Convoking the Radical Imagination” article to appear in Cultural Studies – Critical Methodologies

I’m very pleased to announce that an article I coauthored with my research collaborator Dr. Alex Khasnabish is to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Cultural Studies<–>Critical Methodologies.  The article is titled: “Convoking the Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research, Dialogic Methodologies and Scholarly Vocations” UPDATE: This artcle is now available online from SAGE:…

Article on financialization, Pokémon and agency appears in Cultural Studies

My article “Can Pikachu Save Fannie Mae?: Value, finance and imagination in the new Pokéconomy” has appeared in the journal Cultural Studies, or at least the online “forthcoming articles” section of the journal. The abstract: I argue that Pokémon offers a demonstrative and constitutive moment of the financializaion of contemporary cultural life in ways that…

Article on Halifax’s Nocturne to appear in the journal Public

My article “Halifax’s Nocturne and the Spectacle of Neoliberal Civics” will be appearing in the journal Public (no. 45), dedicated to the topic of “Art and Civic Spectacle.”  Nocturne is an all-night arts event, sponsored by the city and modeled on Toronto’s successful Nuit Blanche, which features curated works of public art and performance, extended…

“Finance as Capital’s Imagination” published in Social Text

My article “Finance as Capital’s Imagination?: Reimagining Value and Culture in an Age of Fictitious Capital and Crisis” has been published in the journal Social Text (29.3/108, pp. 93-124.  You can find it here.  The abstract: This essay seeks to contribute to the theoretical groundwork for a cultural studies of finance by recasting a Marxist…