Videos now available: “Frontier Regions of Global Finance” Lecture Series at Goethe University, Frankfurt

February 27, 2017

From Stefan Ouma

We live in financialized times. The wellbeing of states, companies and households as well as politics are increasingly shaped by financial markets. The financial economization of almost everything not only manifests itself in the increasing dominance of the financial sector over other domains of the economy, but also in the progressive incorporation of ever new frontier regions into global financial circuits. In mainstream economics, as well as in much of the media, financial markets are usually framed as anonymous entities whose workings are based on certain inner laws. This representation of financial markets has been further accentuated since the global financial crisis, and we have been frequently told that ‘the markets’ are nervous, or even lose trust in whole states.

In the 2016-17 lecture series on Frontier Regions of Global Finance hosted by the Department of Human Geography at Goethe University Frankfurt, leading scholars of money and finance such as David Bassens (University of Brussels), Karen P. Lai (University of Singapore), Sarah Bracking (Universities of Manchester/Kwa Zulu-Natal), Brett Christophers (University of Uppsala) and Paul Langley (University of Durham) transcend popular and scholarly abstractions of financial markets and illuminate the practical, materially entangled operations of financial global finance from different theoretical perspectives. They shed light on the manifold frontier regions which are being incorporated as new fields of accumulation or sites of financial economization into global circuits of finance. 

 To access recordings of the talks, connect here

Please follow the link „Videoaufzeichnung“ appearing under each talk.

For further information, please contact Stefan Ouma, ouma@geo.uni-frankfurt.de

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