The Financialized Imagination – TOPIA 30/31 (2014)

In 2014 I, along with Jody Berland, edited a special double issue of TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies on “The Financialized Imagination.”  It is now in the public domain and can be found here: https://utpjournals.press/toc/topia/30-31 Introduction: The Financialized Imagination (In Memory of Stuart Hall),  Max Haiven and Jody Berland Imagined Economies: Austerity and the …

Read moreThe Financialized Imagination – TOPIA 30/31 (2014)

The Creative and the Derivative: Historicizing Creativity under Post-Bretton Woods Financialization (2014)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2014. “The Creative and the Derivative: Historicizing Creativity under Post-Bretton Woods Financialization.” Radical History Review 118: 113–138. https://doi.org/10.1215/01636545-2349142 Abstract This essay seeks to draw connections between, on the one hand, the financialization of the global economy and everyday life in the post – Bretton Woods era (post-1973) and, on the other, the …

Read moreThe Creative and the Derivative: Historicizing Creativity under Post-Bretton Woods Financialization (2014)

The Dammed of the Earth: Reading the Mega-Dam for the Political Unconscious of Globalization (2013)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2013. “The Dammed of the Earth: Reading the Mega-Dam for the Political Unconscious of Globalization.” In Thinking with Water, edited by Cecilia Chen, Janine MacLeod, and Astrida Neimanis, 213–231. Montreal and Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press. Abstract This chapter explores the metaphoric and material life of hydroelectric mega-dams in popular films and …

Read moreThe Dammed of the Earth: Reading the Mega-Dam for the Political Unconscious of Globalization (2013)

Walmart, Finance, and the Cultural Politics of Securitization (2013)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2013. “Walmart, Finance, and the Cultural Politics of Securitization.” Cultural Politics 9 (2): 239-262. https://doi.org/10.1215/17432197-2346964 Abstract Walmart is not only the world’s single largest retailer and private employer, it is also a crystallization and an agent of a broader paradigm shift toward “securitization”: the convergence of financial and security-oriented logics of risk …

Read moreWalmart, Finance, and the Cultural Politics of Securitization (2013)

Finance Depends on Resistance, Finance Is Resistance, and, Anyway, Resistance Is Futile (2013)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2013. “Finance Depends on Resistance, Finance Is Resistance, and, Anyway, Resistance Is Futile.” Mediations 26 (1–2): 85–106. http://www.mediationsjournal.org/articles/finance-depends-on-resistance Abstract Occupy Wall Street and the dawning of worldwide anti-austerity movements have occasioned a consideration of the economic and political power of financial speculation and raised the question of how it might be resisted. …

Read moreFinance Depends on Resistance, Finance Is Resistance, and, Anyway, Resistance Is Futile (2013)

The Metaphoric Wealth of Finance: Or, Capitalism with a Différance (2013)

Citation Haiven, Max, 2013. “The Metaphoric Wealth of Finance: Or, Capitalism with a Différance.” In The Economy as Cultural System: Theory, Capitalism, Crisis, edited by Todd Dufresne, and Clara Sacchetti, 51–71. London: Bloomsbury. Abstract This chapter argues that we can better understand financial speculations and crises, and their effects on society, by employing a theory …

Read moreThe Metaphoric Wealth of Finance: Or, Capitalism with a Différance (2013)

Finance as Capital’s Imagination?: Reimagining Value and Culture in an Age of Fictitious Capital and Crisis (2011)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2011. “Finance as Capital’s Imagination?: Reimagining Value and Culture in an Age of Fictitious Capital and Crisis.” Social Text 108: 93–124. https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-1299983 Abstract This essay seeks to contribute to the theoretical groundwork for a cultural studies of finance by recasting a Marxist theory of value toward an analysis of the politics of …

Read moreFinance as Capital’s Imagination?: Reimagining Value and Culture in an Age of Fictitious Capital and Crisis (2011)

“Are Your Children Old Enough to Learn About May ’68?: Recalling the Radical Event, Refracting Utopia, and Commoning Memory” (2011)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2011. “Are Your Children Old Enough to Learn About May ’68?: Recalling the Radical Event, Refracting Utopia, and Commoning Memory.” Cultural Critique 78 (1): 60–87. http://doi.org/10.1353/cul.2011.0018. Abstract This essay is a meditation of the problems of passing on the memory of radical events to forthcoming generations and the problem of making memory …

Read more“Are Your Children Old Enough to Learn About May ’68?: Recalling the Radical Event, Refracting Utopia, and Commoning Memory” (2011)

Food(&)Sovereignty (2009)

In 2009 Scott Stoneman and I edited a special issue of the online, open-access journal Politics and Culture on the topic of “Food(&)Sovereignty” Editorials Scott Stoneman, Learning to learn from the food crisis: consumer sovereignty and the restructuring of subjectivity by Scott Stoneman Max Haiven, Food, finance, crisis, catalyst: global capitalism and the revolutionary value of food …

Read moreFood(&)Sovereignty (2009)

“Privatizing Resistance: AdBusters and the Culture of Neoliberalism” (2007)

Citaiton Haiven, Max. 2007. “Privatizing Resistance: AdBusters and the Culture of Neoliberalism.” The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies 29 (1): 85–110. https://doi.org/10.1080/10714410601090720 Abstract AdBusters confronts many […] issues in its publication and public-pedagogical tactics: it draws attention to the alienation of human beings from the world as social concerns are privatized and it …

Read more“Privatizing Resistance: AdBusters and the Culture of Neoliberalism” (2007)