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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Caitlin Zaloom Financial prediction provokes intense affect. For bond traders, hedge fund managers, and economic planners, both statistical reasoning and affective discomfort surround professional judgments about the future. This article argues that contemporary financial knowledge is organized...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 517–539.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Arjun Appadurai This essay argues that Max Weber’s ideas on calculation, magic, and methodicality constitute important resources for understanding key aspects of the recent global financial meltdown. References Appadurai Arjun , ed. 1986 . The social life of things: Commodities in...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 523–550.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jennifer Karlin This article offers an analysis of how a prestigious academic medical center located in a poor urban neighborhood endeavored to meet its obligation to produce new biomedical knowledge while struggling with the financial constraints incurred by its geography. Located on the South...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 329–356.
Published: 01 May 2012
... gated community, exposing a fierce contest between elite and poor citizens over legitimate methods of tax collection and the social logics of indebtedness. The essay shows how discourses emblematic of the postdictatorship and post–financial crisis periods—human rights on the one hand and welfare on the...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 413–439.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of financial and other value from life itself. Visiting the US-Mexico and Euro-African borders in turn, it considers biotechnologies for surveillance and detection; detention and “warehousing”; and risk strategies for deterring migration, in each case delving into the political economy of human...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 601–622.
Published: 01 September 2012
... their artificial world of stars is a mirror image of our relationship with the financial markets — they strive to survive, competing with each other in a world 27. See Donald MacKenzie, An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 453–463.
Published: 01 September 2020
... theological one, centered on the axiomatic value of free choice and imbued with a faith in the market’s judgment of our free choices. The system-wide effects of the global financial crisis, which did not correlate with any good or bad choices, shattered the legitimacy of the neoliberal order, but so far both...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 387–405.
Published: 01 May 2015
... financial crisis, the entanglement of boredom and unemployment has gained analytical attention among anthropologists and geographers ( Mains 2013 ; Frederiksen 2013 ; Jeffrey 2010 ; Ralph 2008 ). This essay builds upon the conversation by foregrounding the politics of underconsumption. 12 Manele...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 551–557.
Published: 01 September 2013
... domains, one of the domains that imposes its own conditions on movement. That domain is finance. Financial entities are not intrinsically material, but they change the situation of various materialities profoundly. Finance readily translates myriad other things, material and immaterial, into the terms of...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 131–155.
Published: 01 January 2012
... as loan sharks that undermined the social mission of microfinance. In a strong rejection of credit as a remedy for financial exclusion, speakers at the conference repeatedly drew attention to alternative financial services, such as savings, making the case for asset building rather than for a...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 367–379.
Published: 01 May 2007
... price for natural gas, these economists predicted an expansion to the self-enclosed North American natural gas market. While the rise in price failed to materialize, their image of the future has since inspired government and financial leaders to establish a global gas industry. The idea that...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 447–449.
Published: 01 September 2012
... booming, experts are begin- ning to warn that the bubble might burst. In Europe, Greece and Portugal are teetering on the edge of financial ruin. Spain is in a deep depression, with unem- ployment approaching 25 percent and youth unemployment above 50 percent. The media report that individual...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 221–237.
Published: 01 May 2015
... mortgages in the United States. The bizarreness of this form of mediated financial materiality has only risen to public attention because of the 2008 meltdown, in which new forms of bundled mortgage derivatives played a massive role in the market collapse, the effects of which are still very much with us...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 303–327.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., Mass. : Harvard University Press . Kindleberger Charles P. Aliber Robert . 2005 [1975] . Manias, panics, and crashes: A history of financial crises . 5th ed. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley . Krippner Greta R. 2005 . The financialization of the American economy . SocioEconomic...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (2): 205–223.
Published: 01 May 1996
... the growth in service jobs but, most importantly, the increasing importance of services in the organization of advanced economies: firms in all industries from mining to wholesaling buy more accounting, legal, advertising, financial, and economic forecasting...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 541–561.
Published: 01 September 2016
...: What we have in The Global City is a kind of shift, and the idea is that within a complex globalized production network, there are new forms of financial and managerial services and that these services are often complex and require highly specialized skills that tend to cluster in a limited number of...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (2): 365–385.
Published: 01 May 1999
...- its go? In the traditional logic of profits, profits should go to those who make the decisions about efficient management, as an “inducement” to spur them on.26 Again, Berle and Means write, “The corporation would thus be operated financially...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): v–viii.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., Crisis, and Contemporary Narrative: Textual Horizons in an Age of Global Risk (2011). He is currently writing a book about financial markets and contemporary culture. E. Valentine Daniel is a professor of anthropology at Columbia Uni- versity. Among his publications are Fluid Signs: Being a...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2012
... up? In recent years, and especially since the world’s wealthiest nations bailed out major financial firms during the Great Recession, citizens throughout the Western world have been forced to give up many of the social protections...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 563–592.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and ethical struggle; it also makes salient the particular form that the project of chance abiding takes in the heavily financialized landscape of twenty-first-century America. I have chosen to focus on the experience of three gamblers, each differently located in this landscape: Justin, a...