New Book: Realizing Capital – Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form

By Anna Kornbluh.  From Fordham University Press: During a tumultuous period when financial speculation began rapidly to outpace industrial production and consumption, Victorian financial journalists commonly explained the instability of finance by criticizing its inherent artifice—drawing persistent attention to what they called “fictitious capital.” In a shift that naturalized this artifice, this critique of fictitious capital … More New Book: Realizing Capital – Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form

Call For Papers: How to conceptualise Financialisation in Developing and Emerging economies?

How to conceptualise Financialisation in Developing and Emerging economies? Manifestations, Drivers and Implications 13-14 December 2018 Girton College, University of Cambridge Workshop Overview & Programme The discussions of the processes behind the growing importance of finance, financial transactions and financial motives, as well as the sustainability of the financial systems, have been located in the … More Call For Papers: How to conceptualise Financialisation in Developing and Emerging economies?

The Rise of the Global Corporation and the Polarization of the Managerial Class in the US

By Ramaa Vasudevan, This article seeks to understand the sharp divergence in the earnings of top managerial executives in the US since the 1980s, within the historical context of the evolution and transformation of the corporate landscape through the 20th century. In particular, as US multinational corporations expanded their reach to the global market at … More The Rise of the Global Corporation and the Polarization of the Managerial Class in the US

Call for Chapters – Geobanking in the world-system: links between States’ geopolitical strategies, finance & globalization

Analyses of the financial system from various disciplines has yet to fully explore the connections between the geopolitical and geoeconomic discourses shaping States’ public finance and foreign policy, the role and localization of financial institutions and the evolution of international patterns of firms. Such topics are becoming increasingly relevant, as evidenced in a speech held … More Call for Chapters – Geobanking in the world-system: links between States’ geopolitical strategies, finance & globalization