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The Resource Cultures of financialization : fictitious capital in popular culture and everyday life, Max Haiven, (electronic book ;)

Cultures of financialization : fictitious capital in popular culture and everyday life, Max Haiven, (electronic book ;)

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Cultures of financialization : fictitious capital in popular culture and everyday life
Title
Cultures of financialization
Title remainder
fictitious capital in popular culture and everyday life
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Max Haiven
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Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on a wide range of case studies, Cultures of Financialization argues that, in our age of crisis, the global economy is more invested than ever in culture and the imagination. We must take the idea of 'fictitious capital' seriously as a way to understand the power of finance, and what might be done to stop it.
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Haiven, Max
Dewey number
306.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Economics
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Financialization not only refers to the incredible power of the financial sector over economics and politics; it also refers to the creep of financial ideas, metaphors, narratives and measurements throughout society and culture more broadly. Examining a wide range of examples and case studies, Max Haiven argues that, at the same time that popular culture and everyday life are increasingly saturated by a financial idiom, the financial sector as a whole is more deeply invested than ever in everyday life and culture writ large. From the security culture of Walmart to children's play with Pokemon trading cards, from the hype around the 'creative economy' to the economics of austerity and precariousness, this book seeks to reveal financialization at work where we might least expect to find it. In an age when seemingly imaginary financial assets determine the fates of whole economies, Haiven suggests that we take the idea of 'fictitious capital' seriously as a way to understand the power of finance, and what might be done to stop it
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specialized
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Cultures of financialization : fictitious capital in popular culture and everyday life, Max Haiven, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Reproduction of Fictitious Capital 2. Precariousness: Two Models of Social Liquidation 3. Securitization: Walmart's Empire 4. Play: Coming of Age in the Pokeconomy 5. Creativity: Parables of the Leveraged Imagination 6. Resistance: And its discontents Conclusion Works Cited
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9781137355973
Extent
240 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137355966
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unspecified
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  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Cultures of financialization : fictitious capital in popular culture and everyday life, Max Haiven, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Reproduction of Fictitious Capital 2. Precariousness: Two Models of Social Liquidation 3. Securitization: Walmart's Empire 4. Play: Coming of Age in the Pokeconomy 5. Creativity: Parables of the Leveraged Imagination 6. Resistance: And its discontents Conclusion Works Cited
Control code
9781137355973
Extent
240 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137355966
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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