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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Event news

How it became easier to borrow than to save

Announcing a launch event on April 29th to celebrate the recent publication of books by Charisma's two co-founders: Joe Deville and Liz McFall. Featuring a debate on 'How it because easier to borrow than to save'.

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Journal News

'Marketplace Icons' - a new series in Consumption Markets & Culture

Jonathan Schroeder introduces the new 'Marketplace Icon' series in the journal Consumption Markets & Culture. The first is 'Denim', by Daniel Miller

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Journal News

New issue of Journal of Cultural Economy

The latest issue of the Journal of Cultural Economy is out now. It is a special issue on the 'Rhetoric of Economics' and also features an editorial by Liz McFall on changes at the journal and within cultural economy more generally

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Event news

Intersections of Cultural Studies of Finance

An event organised by Carolyn Hardin at UNC Chapel Hill on 'Intersections of Cultural Studies of Finance'. Speakers include Dick Bryan, Ismail Erturk, Lawrence Grossberg, Carolyn Hardin, Benjamin Lee, Geoff Mann, Michael Rafferty, Robert Meister, Michael Pryke, and Robert Wosnitzer

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Call for Papers

7th Critical Finance Studies conference

Call for papers for 7th Critical Finance Studies conference to be held at the Copenhagen Business School in August. Organised by Ann-Christina Lange, Christian Borch and Ole Bjerg. Deadline for abstracts May 1.

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Call for Papers

Financialisation of everyday life

CFP for session at the Global Conference on Economic Geography at Oxford looking at the financialisation of everyday life. Organised by Shaun French & Karen Lai. Deadline April 30.

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Call for Papers

Domesticizing Financial Economies, Part 2

Call for papers for 'Domesticizing Financial Economies, Part 2', a mini-conference at this year's SASE at the London School of Economics. Deadline for abstracts 26th January.

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Call for Papers

Geographies of debt and indebtedness: everyday and comparative frames

Call for papers for a panel at the RGS conference in Exeter in September on Geographies of debt and indebtedness. Organised by Christopher Harker and Samuel Kirwan. Deadline Feb 10th.

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FEATURED

Mobile money aesthetics: Text, display, and the cultural logics of concealment

Erin Taylor looks at the promises and practicalities of mobile money, drawing on a chapter published in The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media (2014)

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Moments of Valuation

David Stark introduces Moments of Valuation, a new book he has co-edited with Ariane Berthoin Antal, and Michael Hutter and asks: how is value performed?

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New Ernest Dichter online archive

Stefan Schwarzkopf highlights the launch of a fascinating archive of all the market and consumer research reports compiled by the famous (and notorious) motivation researcher Ernest Dichter between 1935 and the 1980s

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Infrastructures of money

Joe Deville on just how important the infrastructures of money are, reporting on a recent conference on Money as Communication at the University of Southern California

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Is it really so hard to sell better security to the poor?

In the context of the never-ending story cycle of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this article considers the perennial question of why the poor have so often throughout history been considered resistant to policy reforms that were designed in their own interests.

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