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The financialization of life

Langley, P.

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P. Mader

D. Mertens

N. van der Zwan


The purpose of this chapter is to elaborate upon financialization research that draws on the post-structural theorizations of contemporary power relations provided by Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze. The intertwined theoretical projects of Foucault and Deleuze would perhaps seem an unlikely source of inspiration for understanding financialization. Neither theorist directly and consistently addressed questions of money and finance, nor could their writings several decades ago foretell the present significance of financialization processes. Nonetheless, Foucault and Deleuze feature widely across academic disciplines in critical accounts of financial markets and analyses of financialization.


Langley, P. (2020). The financialization of life. In P. Mader, D. Mertens, & N. van der Zwan (Eds.), The Routledge international handbook of financialization. Routledge.

Online Publication Date Feb 28, 2020
Publication Date Feb 1, 2020
Deposit Date Nov 23, 2018
Publicly Available Date Aug 13, 2021
Publisher Routledge
Book Title The Routledge international handbook of financialization.
ISBN 9781138308213


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