PhD scholarship in ‘Economic Rationalities’

PhD scholarship in ‘Economic rationalities’. Copenhagen Business School, September 2018 onwards. The Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP) at Copenhagen Business School is inviting applications for a PhD scholarship within the fields of historical and/or economic sociology, with a special focus on the productive tensions between religious imaginaries and …

New book: ‘The Venture Capital State’

The Venture Capital State: The Silicon Valley Model in East Asia. Robyn Klingler-Vidra, Cornell University Press 2018. Silicon Valley has become shorthand for a globally acclaimed way to unleash the creative potential of venture capital, supporting innovation and creating jobs. In The Venture Capital State, Robyn Klingler-Vidra traces how and why …

FSN on Twitter

  We are pleased to announce that FSN is now on Twitter, @FinSocNet. Follow us to stay up-to-date and help us extend our reach! To share announcements via our network, just send your materials to us at the following address: info-at-financeandsocietynetwork-dot-org

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 …

New book: ‘Securing Finance, Mobilizing Risk’

Securing Finance, Mobilizing Risk: Money Cultures at the Bank of England. John Hogan Morris, Routledge/RIPE Studies in Global Political Economy 2018. Drawing on the history of modern finance, as well as the sociology of money and risk, this book examines how cultural understandings of finance have contributed to the increased …

Annual conference: Keynote speakers announced

Futures of finance and society, 2018. University of Edinburgh, 6-7 December. We are delighted to announce three confirmed keynote addresses for this year’s FSN conference in Edinburgh. A fourth will be announced shortly.   Finance studies twenty years after Callon Donald MacKenzie, University of Edinburgh Financial citizenship: Experts, publics, and the …

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 article: ‘Finance, social value, and the rhetoric of GDP’

Finance, social value, and the rhetoric of GDP. By Jacob Assa. In: Finance and Society, EarlyView (2018). The global financial crisis is usually seen as a failure of neoclassical economic theory and neoliberal policy, but it also represented an epistemological failure. Forecasters who missed the crisis neglected to include the financial sector …

Annual conference CFP: ‘Futures of finance and society’

Futures of finance and society, 2018. University of Edinburgh, 6-7 December. We are very pleased to announce that this year’s FSN conference will take place in December at the University of Edinburgh, on the theme ‘Futures of finance and society‘. The event will be organised by Nathan Coombs and Tod Van Gunten, …

Walking tour: Navigating finance and the imagination

Navigating finance and the imagination: A collaborative theoretical walking tour City of London/UCL, 14 April 2018. Max Haiven and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou are organising an unusual event later this year, with support from University College London and the Reimagining Value Action Lab. The deadline for applications is 28 February, so you’d better …