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Challenges of balancing scholarly engagement and critique: A reflection on social studies of finance

By Suhaib Riaz. *

“Socializing finance” has become shorthand to describe the research that several scholars (including me) are engaged in related to social studies of finance. 966 more words

Social Change

New Frontiers #2: Energy Infrastructure

This is the second in a short series of posts about new sites of contestation that are emerging outside of the city – the usual focus for Dublin-based activists and social movements. 2,782 more words

Resistance

Coming of Age in the Financialized Pokéconomy

In recognition of the Pokémon franchise with the release of the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, I thought I’d share “Play: Coming of Age in the Speculative Pokéconomy,” a chapter from my 2014 book… 180 more words

News

Capitalism For Dummies

God knows, I’m no financial wizard. I took a course in “Money and Banking” while in college and did my term paper on “The Roman Monetary System” to avoid the final exam. 479 more words

Brexit: The Tectonic Plates

The Brexit referendum is nothing less than an earthquake. But when an earthquake happens, seismologists try to understand how and why the tectonic plates had been shifting, and the pressures that had been building to bring about the event.   2,623 more words

If Habitat III wants to uphold the right to housing, it needs to address financialization

This post was originally published on the Development Planning Unit blog on 11 May 2016.

At the start of April, a number of civil society groups, members of NGOs and activists from across Europe met in Barcelona for the European meeting of the… 1,240 more words

Housing