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Revenge Against Revenge: Biden’s Revenge Politics and “The Cure at Troy”

Revenge Against Revenge: Biden’s Revenge Politics and “The Cure at Troy”

This essay first appeared on March 8, 2021 in The Los Angeles Review of Books: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/revenge-against-revenge-bidens ...

Was the GameStop frenzy an artwork?

Was the GameStop frenzy an artwork?

This essay originally appeared in HyperAllergic –> https://hyperallergic.com/624288/was-the-gamestop-frenzy-an-artwork/ Was the GameStop ...

The GameStop saga is not the revenge against finance we deserve

The GameStop saga is not the revenge against finance we deserve

My essay “The GameStop Saga Is Not the Revenge Against Finance We Deserve” has been published by Truthout here: https://truthout.org ...

The power, potential and peril of the GameStop affair

The power, potential and peril of the GameStop affair

ROAR Magazine has published my essay “The power, potential and peril of the GameStop affair”  –> https://roarmag.org/essays ...

Our Wrecks of the Medusa: A Dialogue

Our Wrecks of the Medusa: A Dialogue

Phanuel Antwi and I prepared this dialogue for publication by Ramallah’s AM Qattan Foundation in their ebook Isolation, Separation and ...

Unraveling capitalism’s revenge: An interview

Unraveling capitalism’s revenge: An interview

The following interview, conducted by Liam Hough, appeared in ROAR 0n 26 November 2020: https://roarmag.org/essays/max-haiven-revenge-capitalism ...

Empires of Pain: A Story of Racism, Opioids and Revenge (graphic novel)

Empires of Pain: A Story of Racism, Opioids and Revenge (graphic novel)

It is my great pleasure to present “Empires of Pain: A story of Racism, Opioids and Revenge,” a short 15-page web-comic I produced along ...

Orcas are not taking nature’s revenge, but we should

Orcas are not taking nature’s revenge, but we should

My essay on endangered whales attacking boats in the Strait of Gibraltar has been published by ROAR Magazine here and below. Here is also an ... ...

Thirteen Theses Toward a Materialist Theory of Revenge Capitalism

Thirteen Theses Toward a Materialist Theory of Revenge Capitalism

My short essay, “Thirteen Theses Toward a Materialist Theory of Revenge Capitalism,” has appeared in a new edited collection: ...

Revenge Capitalism conversation with Marc Garrett (video)

Revenge Capitalism conversation with Marc Garrett (video)

I spoke with scholar and Furtherfield co-founder and co-director Marc Garrett as part of RadicalxChange‘s 2020 online conference. We discuss ...

“Revenge Spending” Won’t Get Us Out of a Crisis of Racial Capitalism

“Revenge Spending” Won’t Get Us Out of a Crisis of Racial Capitalism

Novara has published a short essay “‘Revenge Spending’ Won’t Get Us Out of a Crisis of Racial Capitalism” Like the commodification of ...

Rising up against white revenge

Rising up against white revenge

ROAR Magazine has published a short essay I wrote “Rising up against white revenge.” The current uprisings reveal that America is ...

Revenge Fantasy or Avenging Imaginary?

Revenge Fantasy or Avenging Imaginary?

E-Flux has published an edited excerpt from my book Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable ...

Capital’s Vengeful Utopia: Unpayable Debts from Above and Below

Capital’s Vengeful Utopia: Unpayable Debts from Above and Below

L’Internationale, the joint online and print publishing initiative of seven major European art institutions, has published a new essay “ ...

Capitalism as Revenge :: Revenge Against Capitalism An Interview with Max Haiven in Socialism and Democracy

Capitalism as Revenge :: Revenge Against Capitalism An Interview with Max Haiven in Socialism and Democracy

The journal Socialism and Democracy has published an edited transcript of a  interview with me by C. S. Soong of KPFA’s long-form interview ...

No artist left alive

No artist left alive

My short, provocative essay “No Artist Left Alive” has appeared in the 11th issue of the Berlin-based broadsheet Arts of the Working ...

Beyond capitalist authoritarianism, the radical imagination

Beyond capitalist authoritarianism, the radical imagination

My short essay “Beyond capitalist authoritarianism, the radical imagination” appears in the collection We Resist: Defending the Common ...

No return to normal: For a post-pandemic liberation (ROAR Magazine plus audio)

No return to normal: For a post-pandemic liberation (ROAR Magazine plus audio)

Original at: https://roarmag.org/essays/no-return-to-normal-for-a-post-pandemic-liberation/ Spanish translation: http://comunizar.com.ar/sin-retorno ...

“Culture and Financialization: Four Approaches” (2020)

“Culture and Financialization: Four Approaches” (2020)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2020. “Culture and Financialization: Four Approaches.” In The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization, edited by ...

Preparing for Millions to Bury their Smartphones

Preparing for Millions to Bury their Smartphones

By Krystian Woznicki An interview with the art collective The University of the Phoenix about responding to the climate crisis with a global secret ...

From anxiety to revolt? Against the financialized university

From anxiety to revolt? Against the financialized university

Original: https://roarmag.org/essays/from-anxiety-to-revolt-against-the-financialized-university/ From anxiety to revolt? Against the financialized ...

“Art, Money and Financialization: Six Radical Money Artists on Either Side of 1973” (2019)

“Art, Money and Financialization: Six Radical Money Artists on Either Side of 1973” (2019)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2019. “Art, Money and Financialization: Six Radical Money Artists on Either Side of 1973.” In A Cultural History of Money: The ...

Interview with Max Haiven: Art after Money, Money after Art

Interview with Max Haiven: Art after Money, Money after Art

Geert Lovink and I had a conversation about my book Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization in the context of ...

“The Art of Unpayable Debts” (2019)

“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 ...

Digital/Debt/Empire interventions series

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 ...

Currencies of Exodus: The Hidden Ledger of Proletarian Money Sabotage (2019)

Currencies of Exodus: The Hidden Ledger of Proletarian Money Sabotage (2019)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2019. “Currencies of the Undercommons: The Hidden Ledger of Proletarian Money Sabotage.” In  State Machines: Reflections and ...

“The Colonial Secrets of Canada’s Most Racist City (ROAR)

“The Colonial Secrets of Canada’s Most Racist City (ROAR)

This essay, published in ROAR Magazine, explores the deep colonial roots of anti-Indigenous racist violence in the city of Thunder Bay. Original: ...

Book review: Art after Money, Money after Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization by Max Haven (Roxanne Dubois)

Book review: Art after Money, Money after Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization by Max Haven (Roxanne Dubois)

Original: https://cpress.org/arts-culture/news-item-64/ Book review: Art after Money, Money after Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization ...

The Politics of AI-driven Financialization

The Politics of AI-driven Financialization

The Berliner Gazette‘s Krystian Woznicki interviewed Max Haiven as part of their 2018 thematic track AMBIENT REVOLTS. Originally published in ...

“Representing (and Being Represented in) Financialization’s Derivative Sociality” (2018)

“Representing (and Being Represented in) Financialization’s Derivative Sociality” (2018)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2018. “Representing (and Being Represented in) Financialization’s Derivative Sociality.” In Screening Economies: Money Matters ...

Counterspeculations scholarly audiotour of the City of London

Counterspeculations scholarly audiotour of the City of London

In May of 2018 my colleague Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou and I organized a collaborative walking tour of the City of London historical financial ...

Art after Money (Open Democracy)

Art after Money (Open Democracy)

This essay was originally published on Open Democracy on 10 October 2018. Art after money Max Haiven Banksy’s prank on the art market rhymes... ...

What is the Fate of Creativity Under Capitalism?

What is the Fate of Creativity Under Capitalism?

This essay originally appeared on the blog of Pluto Press in September of 2018. What is the Fate of Creativity Under Capitalism? Max Haiven I ... ...

Political Economy at Art School

Political Economy at Art School

This article was originally published in Canadian Art in September of 2018. Political Economy at Art School Max Haiven Why we can’t—and shouldn’t ...

Colonial Debts, Extractive Nostalgias, Imperial Insolvencies intervention series

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, ...

RYBN: Psychogeographies of the Financial Imaginary

RYBN: Psychogeographies of the Financial Imaginary

As part of the Counterspecualtions tour of the City of London I organized with Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou I conducted this interview with the French ...

“The Crypt of Art, the Decryption of Money, the Encrypted Common and the Problem of Cryptocurrencies” (2018)

“The Crypt of Art, the Decryption of Money, the Encrypted Common and the Problem of Cryptocurrencies” (2018)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2018. “The Crypt of Art, the Decryption of Money, the Encrypted Common and the Problem of Cryptocurrencies.” In Moneylab ...

The Uses of Financial Literacy (Cultural Politics 2017)

The Uses of Financial Literacy (Cultural Politics 2017)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2017. “The Uses of Financial Literacy: Financialization, the Radical Imagination, and the Unpayable Debts of Settler ...

Financialization, precarity and reactionary authoritarianism (ROAR)

Financialization, precarity and reactionary authoritarianism (ROAR)

Original: https://roarmag.org/essays/haiven-cultures-financialization-excerpt/ The following is an excerpt from Max Haiven’s 2014 book Cultures of ...

“Confronting Financialization Demands a Radical Cultural Politics” in Public Seminar

“Confronting Financialization Demands a Radical Cultural Politics” in Public Seminar

Original: https://publicseminar.org/2017/09/confronting-financialization-demands-a-radical-cultural-politics/ The following is a synoptic excerpt ...

Wars on social reproduction: On feminism, the commons, and joyful militancy (interview with Silvia Federici)

Wars on social reproduction: On feminism, the commons, and joyful militancy (interview with Silvia Federici)

An interview with the legendary feminist theorist and organizer Silvia Federici as part of the collection What Moves Us: The Lives and times of.. ...

Be Prepared to Win: Indigenous Struggles and the Radical Imagination (Interview with Sherry Pictou))

Be Prepared to Win: Indigenous Struggles and the Radical Imagination (Interview with Sherry Pictou))

I interviewed my friend and colleague Sherry Pictou for a collection that Alex Khasnabish and I edited titled What Moves Us: The Lives and Times ... ...

Participatory Art within, against and beyond Financialization (Cultural Studies)

Participatory Art within, against and beyond Financialization (Cultural Studies)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2018. “Participatory Art within, against and beyond Financialization: Benign Pessimism, Tactical Parasitics and the Encrypted ...

A Utopia for Money (Public Seminar)

A Utopia for Money (Public Seminar)

This essay touches on themes covered in more detail in my book Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization ...

“Commons as Actuality, Ethos and Horizon” (2017)

“Commons as Actuality, Ethos and Horizon” (2017)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2017. “Commons as Actuality, Ethos and Horizon.” In Educational Commons in Theory and Practice, edited by Alex Means, Graham ...

Beyond the Violence of Colonial Civility: The Art of Raven Davis (2017)

Beyond the Violence of Colonial Civility: The Art of Raven Davis (2017)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2017. “Beyond the Violence of Colonial Civility: The Art of Raven Davis.” In The Art of Civil Action, edited by Pascal.. ...

Ghosts and Vagabonds (2016)

Ghosts and Vagabonds (2016)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2016. “Ghosts and Vagabonds.” In The Vancouver Carts: Photographs by Kelly Wood, 113–20. London: Black Dog. Abstract This ...

The Commons Against Neoliberalism, the Commons of Neoliberalism, the Commons Beyond Neoliberalism (2016)

The Commons Against Neoliberalism, the Commons of Neoliberalism, the Commons Beyond Neoliberalism (2016)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2016. “The Commons Against Neoliberalism, the Commons of Neoliberalism, the Commons Beyond Neoliberalism.” In The Handbook of ...

Outside but Along-Side: Stumbling with Social Movements as Academic Activists (2015)

Outside but Along-Side: Stumbling with Social Movements as Academic Activists (2015)

Citation Khasnabish, Alex, and Max Haiven. 2015. “Outside but Along-Side: Stumbling with Social Movements as Academic Activists.” Studies in Social ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

An excerpt from the introduction of Cultures of Financialization (2014)

An excerpt from the introduction of Cultures of Financialization (2014)

An excerpt from the introduction to my 2014 book Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life. This book is ...

The Financialized Imagination – TOPIA 30/31 (2014)

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 ...

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

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

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, ...

Between Success and Failure: Dwelling with Social Movements in the Hiatus (2013)

Between Success and Failure: Dwelling with Social Movements in the Hiatus (2013)

Citation Haiven, Max, and Alex Khasnabish. 2013. “Between Success and Failure: Dwelling with Social Movements in the Hiatus.” Interface: A Journal ...

Walmart, Finance, and the Cultural Politics of Securitization (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 ...

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

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 ...

Finance Depends on Resistance, Finance Is Resistance, and, Anyway, Resistance Is Futile (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. ...

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

Convoking the Radical Imagination : Social Movement Research, Dialogic Methodologies, and Scholarly Vocations (2012)

Convoking the Radical Imagination : Social Movement Research, Dialogic Methodologies, and Scholarly Vocations (2012)

Citation Khasnabish, Alex, and Max Haiven. 2012. “Convoking the Radical Imagination : Social Movement Research, Dialogic Methodologies, and ...

“Halifax Nocturne versus (?) The Spectacle of Neoliberal Civics” 2012

“Halifax Nocturne versus (?) The Spectacle of Neoliberal Civics” 2012

Citation Haiven, Max. 2012. “Halifax Nocturne versus (?) The Spectacle of Neoliberal Civics.” PUBLIC: Art, Culture, Ideas 45 (July): 79–93. https:/ ...

“Can Pikachu Save Fannie Mae? Value, Finance and Imagination in the New Pokeconomy” (2012)

“Can Pikachu Save Fannie Mae? Value, Finance and Imagination in the New Pokeconomy” (2012)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2012. “Can Pikachu Save Fannie Mae? Value, Finance and Imagination in the New Pokeconomy.” Cultural Studies 26 (4): 516–541. ...

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

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 ...

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

What is the Radical Imagination? (2011)

What is the Radical Imagination? (2011)

In 2011 Alex Khasnabish and I edited a special issue of Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action (volume 4, issue 2) on ... Read ...

Food(&)Sovereignty (2009)

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(& ...

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

“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 ...

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

“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 ...