“Participatory art within, against and beyond financialization” appears in Cultural Studies

After a lengthy wait my article “Participatory art within, against and beyond financialization: Benign pessimism, tactical parasitics and the encrypted common” has been published by the journal Cultural Studies.

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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 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…

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…

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…