Art and Money: Three Aesthetic Strategies in an Age of Financialisation (2015)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2015. “Art and Money: Three Aesthetic Strategies in an Age of Financialisation.” Finance and Society 1 (1): 38–60. https://doi.org/10.2218/finsoc.v1i1.1370 Abstract Recent decades of financialisation have seen a significant growth in art that mobilises various forms of money as artistic media. These range from the integration of material money (coins, bills, credit cards) …

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Networks, Finance Capital and the Fate of the Novel (interview with Hari Kunzru)

This interview was first published in the journal Wasafiri. Hari Kunzru (b. 1969) is a British-born author, journalist and essayist who lives and works in New York. He is the author of four novels and numerous articles which have appeared in publications including Wired, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Times of India and The …

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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 …

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“The Financial Crisis as a Crisis of Imagination” (2010)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2010. “The Financial Crisis as a Crisis of Imagination.” Cultural Logic 30 (online). https://doi.org/10.14288/clogic.v17i0.191526 Abstract Finance is a means by which capital develops an imagination of the future. As a volatile churning mass of speculative investments, finance aggregates and interlaces millions upon millions of individual acts of prescience into something almost akin to …

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