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Author Aitken, Rob.

Title Performing capital : toward a cultural economy of popular and global finance / Rob Aitken
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, [2007]


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Description viii, 247 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. I. Performing Capital -- Performing Capital: An Introduction -- 1. Culture, Government, Capital -- Pt. II. Popular Finance and the National Body -- 2. Geopolitics, Nation, and Beyond: Performances of Security -- 3. "A Vital Force": Popular Finance and the National Economy -- Pt. III. Popular Finance, Ownership, and Economies of Investment -- 4. "A Direct Personal Stake": Mass Investment and the New York Stock Exchange -- 5. "An Owner's Sense of Interest": The Ethics of Socially Responsible Investing -- 6. "In Free Enterprise...'Free' is a Verb": Enterprise and Asset-Accumulation Social Policy -- Conclusion. Toward a Cultural Economy of Popular and Global Finance
Summary "In much of the critical tradition in political economy, capital - financial or otherwise - is depicted as a "monstrous" or already-existing kind of structure. This book reviews a form of capital - "popular finance" - which exists in a much different way from the common depictions in political economy. This book argues that programs of "popular finance" are important as a site at which capital is visible, not as a macro-structural reality but as a category itself which needs to be made and performed often in the spaces where it does not already exist. In order to pursue this kind of analysis, particular attention is paid to the ways in which "culture" has been used as a way to intervene in everyday kinds of spaces and to develop a form of capital within those spaces."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Capital.
Finance -- Social aspects.
LC no. 2007004795
ISBN 9781403977335 hardback
140397733X hardback