Libidinal economies 2021: Workshop programme

Libidinal economies of contemporary capitalism, 2021. Online workshop, 15-16 April. The full workshop programme is now available here. This will be a closed event but there is limited scope for some non-presenting attendees. If you are interested in joining in this capacity, please get in touch with Amin Samman (amin.samman.1@city.ac.uk) …

New article: ‘The aporetic financialisation of insurance liabilities’

The aporetic financialisation of insurance liabilities: Reserving under Solvency II. Charalampos Fytros. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2021). The valuation of insurance liabilities has traditionally been dealt with by actuaries, who closely monitored underlying illiquid features, assumed a long-term perspective, and exercised their own subjective, expert judgment. However, the new EU regulatory …

New essay: ‘Passive nihilism and ontotheology’

Passive nihilism and ontotheology: A reply to Husbands on derivative temporality. Austin Hayden Smidt. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2021). Conor Husbands’ defense and expansion of Elena Esposito’s temporality of finance is a much-needed intervention. However, in this response essay, I will show a few of the fundamental weaknesses of Esposito’s project, …

Online panel: Covid-19 and the new temporal order of capitalism

A window into chaos? Covid-19 and the new temporal order of capitalism. UCL/IAS online event, 26 January 2021, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm GMT. The UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is running an online panel discussion on global capitalism in Covid times. How do our late capitalist societies imagine their future …

CFP: Impacts of finance session at SSA 2021

Session on ‘Impacts of finance and financing of impacts’. Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association (SSA) in Geneva, 28-30 June 2021. Colleagues at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) are organising a paper session on economic sociology and impact financing in Geneva this year as part of SSA 2021. We welcome …

Libidinal economies: Final call for papers

Libidinal economies of contemporary capitalism. City, University of London/Online, 16 April 2021. The call for our workshop on the ‘libidinal economies of contemporary capitalism’ will close at the end of the month. The workshop is being organised in collaboration with CITYPERC at City, University of London, but all signs point …

New article: ‘Assets need audiences’

Assets need audiences: How venture capitalists boost valuations by recruiting investors to asset circles. Dave Elder-Vass. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2021). Narratives and conventions have received considerable attention in recent discussions the valuation of financial assets. Narratives and , however, can only be effective to the extent that they attract and …

Doctoral positions at International Max Planck Research School

The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) is inviting candidates to apply for its doctoral program in economic sociology and political economy. The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) is a unique international three-and-a-half-year …

Webinar series: Finance, credit, and debt in South East Asia

Financial transformation, credit markets and household debt in Southeast Asia. ISEAS Webinar series, 2020-21. The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore is running a webinar series on financialization, credit growth, and indebtedness in the emerging economies of South East Asia. This webinar series explores the transformation of financial landscapes in …

Just published: F&S vol. 6 no. 2

Finance and Society, vol. 6 no. 2 (2020).   The editors of Finance and Society are pleased to announce the publication of volume 6, number 2. The issue includes research articles by Fabian Muniesa and Liliana Doganova on the ‘time that money requires’ and Conor Husbands on the temporality of …