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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 92–110.
Published: 01 March 2020
... by the financial market. The formula mapped stock movements into a knowable stochastic equation. Traders could quantify and hedge against the unpredictable, rendering the stock market a space of riskless profit. However, the 2008 financial crash demonstrated the limits of spatial calculation. Taken together...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 88–104.
Published: 01 March 2019
... ways: first, by promoting to news media and policy makers a set of financialized free-market ideas about managing the economy, and second, by managing large companies as financial assets for the benefit of financiers and the super-rich. In both ways, they have encouraged financialization...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... assumptions about and representations of wealth; institutional and political-economic dynamics, in relation to international financial systems and property markets; and experiences and attitudes, examined via elites’ professional identities and cultural practices. The authors suggest that questioning...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 394–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of financialization in the 1970s. Fundamentally, Portfolio Society asks whether Marx’s analysis of capitalism can critically interrogate the ways in which finance now shapes society. Where Marx conceptualized the social world as a “civil society” mediated by market exchanges, Ascher describes finance as a mode...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... redundancy of all, that of humanity. Progress is anything but: “digital civilization” is actually “a return to numerological paganism and its cults of yore” as today “ the irrational is becoming more and more prevalent in the world's various financial markets” (16). The “Big Accident” will come when...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... operations on the financial market that are more and more risky and less and less controllable. The amount of capital the finance industry siphons off and manages far exceeds the amount of capital valorized in the real economy (the total of financial assets represents $160 trillion, which is three to four...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 239–262.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in financial markets. Powerful corporations depend on access to liquid credit and must ruthlessly compete to maintain the quarterly growth of their profits and stock prices, in the hopes of pleasing investors or competing with other, similarly driven, global firms ( Foster and Magdoff 2009 ). Under finance's...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of that which is indeterminate (and hence free, even for a brief moment, from marketization or accrual of financial debts). For those readers familiar with Lacan’s work, dehiscence may also be expressed in terms of Lacan’s four discourses (the discourses of the master, the university, the hysteric...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 473–479.
Published: 01 November 2022
... money is invested in commodity production to realize yet more money might be best rewritten as M-I-C-I’- . . . M’, where “I” stands for information or image and “C” stands for its manipulation by code. On both financial markets and social media platforms, the movement or modification represented by “C...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 348–369.
Published: 01 November 2017
... wealth and success by feeding omnicidal financialized capitalist markets ( Coulthard 2014) . More profoundly, this bankruptcy is felt in the form of a highly alienating and nihilistic society that has essentially been created to facilitate the private accumulation of settler wealth based...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of adaptive metrics. This development has resulted in the intensification of derivatives trading on global financial markets, while also drastically amplifying and transforming online advertising and marketing industries—to name just two relevant examples. On the other hand, the proliferation of digital data...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 173–193.
Published: 01 July 2022
... and managed as a spectrum of interlocking risks (Jobst 2008 ; Martin 2008 ). However, financialization's power is not limited to the narrow confines of international capitalist markets, though there its influence is profound and far-reaching, fundamentally reshaping the priorities of firms in every...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the constraints of the market. Since the early 1980s, increasing numbers of states have adopted neoliberal policies of privatization, deregulation, and financialization. Some have done so on their own (or, more accurately, as a response to pressures from ruling financial elites seeking to restore their class...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 July 2022
.... Hypermodernity is thus not principally a condition of systems going haywire—when financial markets seize up or a natural disaster strikes—but when they function as designed (Szeman and Cazdyn 2010 ). In pursuit of unlimited growth and accumulation without end, hypermodern capitalism feeds on and profits from...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of capital and the devalorization of manufacturing but financial markets themselves acquire the capacity to discipline national governments. In the US, moreover, the proliferation of media has been accompanied by a shift in political participation. Rather than actively organized in parties and unions...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
... was not an impotent state, but a garrison state that increasingly protected corporate interests and glorified financial markets while stepping-up the level of repression and militarization on the domestic front. Bush's war on terrorism appeared to mimic the very forces it was fighting as it gutted civil liberties...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., financial markets, and the global economy. The media tended to celebrate the “new economy” and the period of economic boom and growing affluence, while overlooking the dangers of an overinflated stock market, an unregulated economy, and the growing divisions between haves and have-nots. During this era...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 339–358.
Published: 01 November 2006
... to global capitalism. Within the logic of capitalist triumphalism, the only course of action would be to enforce the dictates of the market and expand the market to previously inaccessible places. As David Harvey has recently written, the financial record of neoliberalism is not one of success but rather...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
... of electromagnetic waves without which the globalisation of power would evaporate like a mirage. Whence the new “dictatorship of the short-term”, the TYRANNY OF REAL TIME, that is terrorising the sole financial market as well as international political bodies. Populism or tele-evangelism, the practices...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
... that might suggest about the character of a global middle class. Underpinning the media representations are changing political, economic, and cultural currents — emerging markets and their middle classes, a new Gilded Age of financialized capitalism with the super- rich 0.1 percent (and especially 0.01...