Cultures of Financialization out in paperback

Excerpts and radio interviews on the occasion of the paperback edition of my book on “Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life”

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Coming of Age in the Financialized Pokéconomy

In recognition of the Pokémon franchise with the release of the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, I thought I’d share “Play: Coming of Age in the Speculative Pokéconomy,” a chapter from my 2014 book Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life.

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 and download the article at http://financeandsociety.org/article/vol-1-no-1-2015-haiven/ Abstract Recent decades of financialisation have seen a significant growth…

Regarding the Dam | Watermark review essay

Late last year, I prepared a review essay regarding Edward Burtynksy and Jennifer Baichwal’s film Watermark for Harvard Design Magazine‘s 39th issue “Wet Matter.” Unfortunately, the HDM could only publish and abbreviated version because the issue was packed with a great variety of other fascinating material, all presented in a truly lovely package. Thanks to Pierre Bélanger, Jennifer Sigler and Leah Whitman-Salkin…

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 is as follows: Introduction 1. Reproducing Fictitious Capital 2. Precariousness: Two Models of Social Liquidation…

“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…

The Privatization of Creativity: The Ruse of “Creative Capitalism” – in Dissident Voice

Dissident Voice, the wonderful radical newsletter, has published my essay “The Privatization of Creativity: The Ruse of ‘Creative Capitalism‘” (here) which attempts to give a general conceptual overview of struggles in and around ideas of “creativity,” including the idea of “creative cities,” the “creative economy” and “creative capitalism.”         Some snippets: The…

New article in FUSE: “Creativity (Pre-)Occupied”

My article “Creativity (Pre-)Occuppied“, about the struggles around and through creativity in the Occupy Movements, has been published by FUSE Magazine an amazing publication based in Toronto.   The current special in which it appears (35.1) is titled “Forms of Struggle” and features some excellent writing.  Check it out here: http://fusemagazine.org/2011/12/35-1.  On quality newsstands now!

Interview with Silvia Federici on Feminism, Reproduction and the Occupy Movement

The interview can be found here: http://www.zcommunications.org/feminism-finance-and-the-future-of-occupy-an-interview-with-silvia-federici-by-max-haiven From the preamble: Silvia Federici is a veteran activist and writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY.  Born and raised in Italy, Federici has taught in Italy, Nigeria, and the United States, where she has been involved in many movements, including feminist, education, and anti-death penalty struggles. Her influential 2004…

Interviewed in great new documentary “Capitalism is the Crisis”

I am honoured to be featured in a fabulous new documentary “Capitalism is the Crisis: Radical Politics in the Age of Austerity.”  You can watch the entire documentary online here.  In this clip, I talk about the financialization of society and what it does to our sense of futurity and possibility.

New polemic essay: Undead Ideologies: Necro-Neoliberalism, Necro-Keynesianism and the Radical Imagination

My new polemic essay, titled “Undead Ideologies: Necro-Neoliberalism, Necro-Keynesianism and the Radical Imagination” is now posted at Znet (http://www.zcommunications.org/undead-ideologies-necro-neoliberalism-necro-keynesianism-and-the-radical-imagination-by-max-haiven).  Here is the introductory paragraph: The 2008 financial crisis has left us bereft of any meaningful mainstream political imagination. Indeed, the political spectrum today appears like a preposterous zombie film, with undead ideologies shambling across the…