New article: Financial subordination through water infrastructures

The everyday construction of value: A Canadian investment fund, Chilean water infrastructure, and financial subordination. Michael Pryke and John Allen. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2022). Infrastructure in several economies in the Global South has rapidly undergone financialization, aided and abetted by governments opening-up their infrastructure assets to global institutional investors in …

New article: Financialization of remittances in Nepal

The financialization of remittances in Nepal: Governing through the pedagogy of fear and hope. Lekh Nath Paudel and Rahel Kunz. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2022). In the last decade, remittances have become connected to financialization, expanding financial markets and deepening financial logics in what has been termed the financialization of remittances …

F&S: Call for papers

Open call for submissions and proposals. Finance and Society. The editors of Finance and Society are inviting submissions in a range of formats: (1) Research articles of 8-10,000 words; (2) Essays of 4-6,000 words; (3) Review articles of 2-3,000 words; and (4) Book reviews of 1-2,000 words. Proposals from guest …

New article: Tokyo’s booms and busts

Tokyo’s booms and busts: Placing Japan in the global financial network. Liam Keenan and Dariusz Wójcik. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2022). Tokyo is conspicuous for its now decades-long absence in the headlines of global financial news. In this article, we revisit the evolution of Tokyo as an international financial centre through …

New article: Money as a computational machine

Money as a computational machine. Inigo Wilkins and Bogdan Dragos. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2022). This article presents a speculative philosophical account of money as a computational machine. It does so by leveraging a computational and machinic framework, drawing primarily from the work of Philip Mirowski and Jean Cartelier. The argument …

New article: The disruptive impact of fintech

The ‘fintech revolution’ is here! The disruptive impact of fintech on retail financial practices. Gordon Kuo Siong Tan. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2022). Fintech is celebrated for its disruptive and democratizing qualities that dis/reintermediates the finance value chain. Claims of a ‘fintech revolution’ assume that fintech is ‘disruptive’ because of its …

Just published: F&S vol. 8 no. 1

Finance and Society, vol. 8 no. 1 (2022).   The editors of Finance and Society are pleased to announce the publication of volume 8, number 1. The issue includes research articles by Stefano Sgambati on debt and class struggle, Ronen Palan and Richard Phillips on corporate arbitrage power, and Jo Walton on …

New article: Bitcoin and stone money

Bitcoin and stone money: Anglophone use of Yapese economic cultures, 1910-2020. Jo Walton. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2022). Recently parallels have been drawn between Bitcoin and Yapese stone money. This article focuses on Fitzpatrick and McKeon’s (2019) exploration of similarities and differences. The analogy between Bitcoin and Yapese stone money is …

New review essay: Ira Oscar Glick – At the crossroads

Ira Oscar Glick: At the crossroads of the sociologies of financial markets. Tom Duterme. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2022). This review essay looks at the plurality of research conducted today in the sociology of financial markets by examining a pioneering and little-known study – the PhD thesis of Ira Oscar Glick. …

Just published: F&S vol. 7 no. 2

Finance and Society, vol. 7 no. 2 (2021).   The editors of Finance and Society are pleased to announce the publication of volume 7, number 2. The issue includes research articles by Christopher Gibson on the financialisation of public water and Daniel Souleles on alienation amongst option traders, as well …