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Call for Papers: Intersections of Finance and Society

by Martijn Konings on April 22, 2016
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FS_CoverImageRecent years have seen a growth in innovative research on finance across the humanities and social sciences. Following on from the success of the ‘social studies of finance’ approach and the new literature on ‘financialisation’, scholars are taking up the challenge of theorising money and finance beyond the conceptual constraints of orthodox economic theory, with different research agendas emerging under various new monikers. This two-day conference aims to bring these approaches into closer dialogue. In particular, it seeks to identify new synergies between heterodox political economy and various sociological, historical, and philosophical perspectives on the intersections of finance and society.

The conference is organised by the journal Finance and Society (with support from the Department of International Politics at City University London), together with the Social Studies of Finance Network at the University of Sydney (with support from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney).

Date: 3-4 November 2016
Location: City University London, UK

Confirmed keynote speakers:
• Nigel Dodd (London School of Economics)
• Elena Esposito (University of Modena-Reggio Emilia)
• Perry Mehrling (Columbia University)
• Anastasia Nesvetailova (City University London)

Confirmed roundtable participants:
• Lisa Adkins (University of Newcastle Australia)
• Dick Bryan (University of Sydney)
• Melinda Cooper (University of Sydney)
• Marieke de Goede (University of Amsterdam)
• Ronen Palan (City University London)

Themes on which we encourage contributions include (but are not limited to):
Money and/beyond language, including themes of performativity and affect; Finance and social theory; Derivative finance; Engaging orthodox economics and finance theory; Central banking and shadow banking; Historicity and futurity; Gifts and debts; Financial crises, past and present; Finance and neoliberalism; The politics of finance.

Contributions are invited in two formats:

• Papers; abstract of up to 300 words
• Panels; panel proposal plus paper abstracts

Please submit abstracts and proposals by 1 August 2016 to both

Amin Samman (amin.samman.1@city.ac.uk) and

Martijn Konings (martijn.konings@sydney.edu.au)

The conference organisers aim to publish a selection of the papers as special issues in Finance and Society and other prominent peer-reviewed journals. Participants who would like to be considered for these should aim to submit a draft of an original paper by 1 October 2016.

Martijn Konings
Martijn Konings works in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. He is the author of The Development of American Finance (Cambridge University Press, 2011), The Emotional Logic of Capitalism: What Progressives Have Missed (Stanford University Press, 2015), Neoliberalism (with Damien Cahill, Polity, 2017) and Capital and Time: For a New Critique of Neoliberal Reason (Stanford University Press, 2018). With Melinda Cooper, he edits the new Stanford University Press series Currencies: New Thinking for Financial Times.

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