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 …

New article: Financialized savings in public water governance

Financialized savings in public water governance: An illustrative case study in the arid American West. Christopher Gibson. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2021). How does financialization of the economy impact public governance of natural resources? One way includes a shift in how savings and cash accumulation are understood and practiced within public …

New essay: World monies or money-worlds

World monies or money-worlds: A new perspective on cryptocurrencies and their moneyness. Adam Hayes. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2021). This essay makes the case that current debates about the ‘moneyness’ of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are occurring at the incorrect scale. Rather than being some form of trans-national digital money to …

Just published: F&S vol. 7 no. 1

Finance and Society, vol. 7 no. 1 (2021).   The editors of Finance and Society are pleased to announce the publication of volume 7, number 1. The issue includes research articles by Dave Elder-Vass on asset circles, Charalampos Fytros on the financialization of insurance liabilities, Inês Faria on blockchain ecosystems, …

F&S: Open call for submissions and proposals

Open call for submissions and proposals. Finance and Society, 2021 onward. The editors of Finance and Society have issued an open call for submissions and proposals: Since launching in 2015, Finance and Society has provided a platform for innovative research on finance from across the social sciences and humanities. In …