Colonial Debts, imperial insolvencies, extractive nostalgias

Bourne, Clea, Gilbert, Paul, Haiven, Max and Montgomerie, Johnna (2018) Colonial Debts, imperial insolvencies, extractive nostalgias. Discover Society, 60.

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This special section of Discover Society emerges from a two-day gathering of scholars, activists and artists dedicated to the theme at Goldsmiths, University of London, in September of 2017. Its inspiration comes from a certain frustration with the emergent interdisciplinary field of critical finance studies, which, regrettably (and with some noble exceptions), has not yet elected to enter into a vibrant dialogue with fields such as post-colonial criticism, critical race studies and settler-colonial studies. We believe such an avoidance is tragic, given not only the vibrancy of all of these fields but also the reality that many of the phenomena associated with finance, finance capital and financialization cannot be fully understood without reference to imperial, colonial and racialized realities, past and present.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: finance, debt, colonialism, nostalgia
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Paul Robert Gilbert
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2018 08:36
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2020 11:30

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