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 …

CFP: Finance and society conference 2024

Finance and society conference 2024. University of Sheffield, 12-13 September. We are delighted to announce that the finance and society conference this year will take place in Sheffield, UK. The call for papers is now open and can be found here. The settlement between finance and society continues to come …

News: F&S archive now hosted on Cambridge Core

Finance and Society archive now hosted on Cambridge Core.     As part of its relaunch as a Cambridge University Press journal, the entire Finance and Society archive is now hosted on Cambridge Core. You can browse past issues of the journal here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/finance-and-society/all-issues  

Multi-media event: Catastrophe time!

Catastrophe time! How do we live in a world that we’re actively unmaking? Institute of Advanced Studies, London, 31 January 2024, 18.00–20.00 GMT. The UCL Centre for Capitalism Studies is pleased to present this multi-media event, film screening and discussion with Gary Zhexi Zhang, Klara Kofen, and Bahar Noorizadeh.   …

New book: The fall and rise of American finance

The Fall and Rise of American Finance: From JP Morgan to BlackRock. Stephen Maher and Scott Aquanno, Verso 2024. This book tells the story of financial power in American capitalism, from the collapse of the J.P. Morgan’s vast empire to the rise of finance behemoth BlackRock. It traces the making …

Press release: F&S – New to Cambridge for 2024

Press release from Cambridge University Press. 8 December 2023.   Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce that it will publish Finance and Society from January 2024, in partnership with the Finance and Society Network.   Finance and Society is a cross-disciplinary journal dedicated to interrogating the central role of …

Workshop CFP: Capitalization and the start-up economy, June 2024

Capitalization and the start-up economy: Critical perspectives on innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capitalism. University of Lausanne, 20-21 June 2024. Loïc Riom (Lausanne) and Tanja Schneider (St-Gallen) are organising a workshop on capitalization and the start-up economy, to be held at the University of Lausanne in June next year. Keynotes include …

PhD positions at MPIfG, Cologne

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) is seeking doctoral students to join a research group on wealth and social inequality. The Research Focus investigates continuity and discontinuity in wealth, especially from a sociological perspective. Institutions, mechanisms, and practices that sustain the retention of wealth over the …