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Financial flows: Spatial imaginaries of speculative circulations

Langley, P.

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B. Christophers
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A. Leyshon
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G. Mann
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Abstract

Viewed from the vantage points provided by political economy and a range of allied critical theories, a spatiality of circulation is a defining feature of capitalist money and finance. For financial markets in particular, it is the capacity to commodify credit–debt relations, and thereby render them transferable and exchangeable, which is crucial to the opportunities they afford for speculation. The chapter theorizes and analyses how speculative circulations are also the object of an array of spatial imaginaries, constitutive representations of financial flows that position them as vital to wealth, well-being and security in contemporary Anglo-American, neoliberal life. It focuses on three particular spatial imaginaries of speculative circulations that loomed large in the governance of the global financial crisis; namely, the ‘liquidity’ of money markets, the ‘toxicity’ of capital markets and the ‘casino’ practices of banking.

Citation

Langley, P. (2017). Financial flows: Spatial imaginaries of speculative circulations. In B. Christophers, A. Leyshon, & G. Mann (Eds.), Money and finance after the crisis : critical thinking for uncertain times (69-90). John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119051374.ch3

Acceptance Date Feb 19, 2016
Online Publication Date Jul 7, 2017
Publication Date Jul 7, 2017
Deposit Date Feb 19, 2016
Publicly Available Date Feb 24, 2016
Pages 69-90
Series Title Antipode book series
Book Title Money and finance after the crisis : critical thinking for uncertain times.
ISBN 9781119051435
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119051374.ch3

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