“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…

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.

“Finance as Capital’s Imagination” published in Social Text

My article “Finance as Capital’s Imagination?: Reimagining Value and Culture in an Age of Fictitious Capital and Crisis” has been published in the journal Social Text (29.3/108, pp. 93-124.  You can find it here.  The abstract: This essay seeks to contribute to the theoretical groundwork for a cultural studies of finance by recasting a Marxist…