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 …

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 …

New article: ‘The time that money requires’

The time that money requires: Use of the future and critique of the present in financial valuation. Fabian Muniesa and Liliana Doganova. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2020). The future is persistently considered in the sociology of finance from two divergent, problematic angles. The first approach consists in supplementing financial reasoning with …

Book review: ‘The value of transactions in the new data economy’

The value of transactions in the new data economy. Carola Westermeier. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2020). Along with tools for video-calls, cashless payment has been among one of the technologies that gained new momentum during the global pandemic. While paying with a credit or debit card has been an everyday practice …

Just published: F&S vol. 6 no. 1

Finance and Society, vol. 6 no. 1 (2020).   The editors of Finance and Society are pleased to announce the publication of volume 6, number 1. The issue includes an article by Photis Lysandrou on financialisation and circuit theory, an essay by Daniel Tischer on Facebook’s Libra currency proposal, and …

New essay: ‘Cutting the network?’

Cutting the network? Facebook’s Libra currency as a problem of organisation. Daniel Tischer. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2020). This essay explores the organisational character of Facebook’s Libra currency by undertaking a critical reading of documents published by the Libra Association. Drawing on the conceptual work of Marilyn Strathern and Michel Serres, …

New article: ‘Financialisation and the limits of circuit theory’

Financialisation and the limits of circuit theory. Photis Lysandrou. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2020). The theory of the monetary circuit aims to provide a highly stylised account of the workings of a modern monetary production economy. While there may have been a time when it succeeded in this aim, that time …

Just published: F&S vol. 5 no. 2

Finance and Society, vol. 5 no. 2 (2019).   The editors of Finance and Society are pleased to announce the publication of volume 5, number 2. The issue includes research articles by Julian Gruin on authoritarian fintech in China, Mirjam Büdenbender and Andrea Lagna on peripheral housing financialisation, Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn …

New article: ‘Financializing authoritarian capitalism’

Financializing authoritarian capitalism: Chinese fintech and the institutional foundations of algorithmic governance. Julian Gruin. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2019). Digital credit scoring is driving a number of significant transformations in Chinese economy and society, catalyzing financial liberalization, deepening financial inclusion, and shifting economic power beyond the previously state-controlled commercial banking system. …

Just published: F&S vol. 5 no. 1

Finance and Society, vol. 5 no. 1 (2019).   The editors of Finance and Society are pleased to announce the publication of volume 5, number 1. The issue includes research articles by Donald MacKenzie on dark pools, Bart Stellinga on credit rating reform, Nicholas Dorn on the history of sovereign …