Finance and fiction dossier

Finance and fiction dossier. b20, ongoing from 2023. “Finance and Fiction” is an ongoing dossier edited by Arne De Boever (Cal Arts) and Mikkel Krause Frantzen (University of Copenhagen). While some materials in the dossier were initially presented as part of a two-day event titled “Finance and Fiction” that De …

F&S 2024: Keynote speakers announced

Finance and society conference 2024. University of Sheffield, 12-13 September. We are delighted to announce the keynotes for this years’ conference in Sheffield. Protocols for postcapitalist expression Dick Bryan, University of Sydney Finance, infrastructure, and the public good Julie Froud, University of Manchester Taming the cycles of finance? Matthias Thiemann, …

Book launch: Clickbait capitalism

Clickbait capitalism: A panel discussion. Institute of Advanced Studies, London, 23 February 2024, 16.30–18.30 GMT. The UCL Centre for Capitalism Studies is pleased to welcome panelists Carolyn Biltoft (Graduate Institute Geneva), Earl Gammon (Sussex), Emily Rosamond (Goldsmiths), and Amin Samman (City). Chaired by Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou (CCS Director).   Pushing beyond …

CFP: Special issue on ‘Basic income for artists’

Special issue: ‘Do give up your day job – Basic income for artists, and other stories’. To be published in the journal Cultural Trends. A planned special issue of Cultural Trends aims to explore how basic income schemes impact artists, communities, and the arts sector. Drawing on the growing popularity of …

Book launch: A political theory of money

A political theory of money. City, University of London, 15 March 2024, 17.00–18.30. Anush Kapadia will be launching his new book, A Political Theory of Money, in London this March at CITYPERC. Sahil Jai Dutta will act as discussant. What is money? Why does something so insubstantial have value? How …

New book: The financial image

The Financial Image: Finance, Philosophy and Contemporary Film. Alasdair King, Palgrave Macmillan 2023.   The Financial Image draws on a broad range of narrative feature films, documentaries, and moving image installations in the US, Europe, and Asia. Using frameworks from contemporary philosophy and critical finance studies, the book explores how …

New book: A political theory of money

A Political Theory of Money. Anush Kapadia, Cambridge University Press 2024. Understanding money’s nature as political, institutional, and material answers today’s big money questions. Money remains a foundational question of social theory. What is money? Why does something so insubstantial have value? How do money systems make promises function like …