Forthcoming book: ‘History in Financial Times’

History in Financial Times. Amin Samman, Stanford University Press 2019. Critical theorists of economy tend to understand the history of market society as a succession of distinct stages. This vision of history rests on a chronological conception of time whereby each present slips into the past so that a future …

New book: ‘The Time of Money’

The Time of Money. Lisa Adkins, Stanford University Press 2018. Adkins’ recently published title is the second in the Currencies book series with Stanford University Press. Speculation is often associated with financial practices, but The Time of Money makes the case that it not be restricted to the financial sphere. It …

Forthcoming book: ‘The Political Theory of Neoliberalism’

The Political Theory of Neoliberalism. Thomas Biebricher, Stanford University Press 2019. Neoliberalism has become a dirty word. In political discourse, it stigmatizes a political opponent as a market fundamentalist; in academia, the concept is also mainly wielded by its critics, while those who might be seen as actual neoliberals deny …

Forthcoming book: ‘The Time of Money’

The Time of Money. Lisa Adkins, Stanford University Press 2018. Speculation is often associated with financial practices, but The Time of Money makes the case that it not be restricted to the financial sphere. It argues that the expansion of finance has created a distinctive social world, one that demands …

New book: ‘Capital and Time’

Capital and Time: For a New Critique of Neoliberal Reason. Martijn Konings, Stanford University Press 2018. Critics of capitalist finance tend to focus on its speculative character. Our financial markets, they lament, encourage irresponsible bets on the future that reflect no real underlying value. Why is it, then, that opportunities …