Money and Finance After the Crisis
Critical Thinking for Uncertain Times
Antipode Book Series
1. Edition September 2017
272 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
Christophers, Brett / Leyshon, Andrew / Mann, Geoff (Editor)
Money and Finance After the Crisis provides a critical multi-disciplinary perspective on the post-crisis financial world in all its complexity, dynamism and unpredictability. Written in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2009, and with the changes wrought by the crisis firmly in mind,, the chapters highlight the significance of thinking through distinctive and interlinked geographies that constitute contemporary money and finance. The contributions explore proliferating forms and spaces of financial power, from orthodox finance capital to biodiversity conservation.
Money and Finance After the Crisis provides a critical multi-disciplinary perspective on the post-crisis financial world in all its complexity, dynamism and unpredictability. Contributions illuminate the diversity of ways in which money and finance continue to shape global political economy and society.
* A multidisciplinary collection of essays that study the geographies of money and finance that have unfolded in the wake of the financial crisis
* Contributions discuss a wide range of contemporary social formations, including the complexities of modern debt-driven financial markets
* Chapters critically explore proliferating forms and spaces of financial power, from the realms of orthodox finance capital to biodiversity conservation
* Contributions demonstrate the centrality of money and finance to contemporary capitalism and its political and cultural economies
Notes on Contributors ix
1 Money and Finance After the Crisis: Taking Critical Stock 1
Brett Christophers, Andrew Leyshon and Geoff Mann
Part I Financial Imaginaries 41
2 From Time-Space Compression to Spatial Spreads: Situating Nationality in Global Financial Liquidity 43
Dick Bryan, Michael Rafferty and Duncan Wigan
3 Financial Flows: Spatial Imaginaries of Speculative Circulations 69
4 Making Financial Instability Visible in Space as Well as Time: Towards a More Keynesian Geography 91
Gary A. Dymski
Part II Financial Practices 117
5 Banks in the Frontline: Assembling Space/Time in Financial Warfare 119
Marieke de Goede
6 Undoing Apartheid? From Land Reform to Credit Reform in South Africa 145
Part III Financialization 169
7 Infrastructure's Contradictions: How Private Finance is Reshaping Cities 171
8 The Financialization of Nature Conservation? 191
9 Financialization of Singaporean Banks and the Production of Variegated Financial Capitalism 217
Karen P.Y. Lai and Joseph A. Daniels
Mary Poovey, Professor of English, New York University, USA
'One of the few benefits of financialisation has been the spur given to interdisciplinary work on money and finance, with geography and sociology in the lead. This collection demonstrates the progress made by bringing together prominent scholars to discuss the aftermath of the crisis of 2007-9. It is a powerful book, handled with confidence by the editors, all authorities in the field.'
Costas Lapavitsas, Professor of Economics, SOAS University of London, U
Andrew Leyshon is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Nottingham.
Geoff Mann is Professor of Geography and Director of the Centre for Global Political Economy at Simon Fraser University.