Online seminar on Revenge Capitalism (weekly April 19-May 10)

Brought to you by Pluto Books, ROAR Magazine and the ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL) This four part seminar explores Max Haiven’s newly published Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts. Join the author and a limited number of participants from around the world every Sunday …

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“The Art of Unpayable Debts” (2019)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2019. “The Art of Unpayable Debts.” In The Sociology of Debt, edited by Mark Featherstone. London: Policy. Abstract This chapter provides a reading and a contextualisation of three recent performative public artworks to map the way unpayable debts manifest across politics, economics, culture and society under the global order of financialised capitalism. …

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Digital/Debt/Empire interventions series

In the lead up to the Digital/Debt/Empire gathering in April 2019 Public Seminar, the online platform of the New School for Social Research, hosted a series of scholarly blog posts from gathering invitees. The pieces are as follows Art, Research and Action Against Debt’s Digital Empire, Max Haiven, Enda Brophy, Benjamin Anderson (April 4, 2019) …

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Colonial Debts, Extractive Nostalgias, Imperial Insolvencies intervention series

In September 2018 the UK-based scholarly online platform Discover Society published a short selection of texts edited by Clea Bourne, Paul Gilbert, Max Haiven and Johnna Montgomerie as part of their larger series of inquiries under the heading of Finance Capital and the Ghosts of Empire. The pieces in the special section are as follows: …

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Money as a Medium of the Imagination: Art and the Currencies of Cooperation (2015)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2015. “Money as a Medium of the Imagination: Art and the Currencies of Cooperation.” In Moneylab Reader: An Intervention in Digital Economy, edited by Geert Lovink, Nathaniel Tkacz, and Patricia De Vries, 173–88. Amsterdam: Institute for Network Cultures. Abstract Economic philosophers and historians generally agree that there are three (some- times four) …

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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 …

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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. …

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