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Economic Sociology The European Electronic Newsletter: Insurance after markets

EconSoc_16_3Esta semana apareció un nuevo issue de Economic Sociology The European Electronic Newsletter. Este es el primer número coordinado por la editora de 2015-2016 Zsuzsanna Vargha. El tema es “Insurance after Markets” y además de contribuciones de Liz McFall, Mike Power, Shaun French & James Kneale y Deborah Mabbett, incluye el artículo “Insurance and the sociologies of markets” de José Ossandón. En la sección “PhD Projects”, Gustavo Onto cuenta sobre su tesis. Número completo disponible en: Continue reading

Invitation: Alternatives to Financialisation – 19/20 March


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Cfp_Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography: Session: Financialisation of everyday life

Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography (Oxford, 19-22 August 2015): Session: Financialisation of everyday life. Organisers: Shaun French (University of Nottingham), Karen Lai (National University of Singapore).

Increasing consumption of financial products and the growing acceptance of financial logics (particularly in the context of dwindling state-welfare benefits) are normalising risks and risk-taking behaviour in ever more areas of daily life. Changing practices of borrowing and saving are also seen in the rise of credit card and other debts, and savings being channeled into various forms of insurance and investment products rather than conventional bank deposits. However, increased anxiety and uncertainty over investments and returns may drive individuals to retreat to the safety of savings accounts, or even a rejection of financial market investments in favour of residential property. Changing state policies, new technologies on credit scoring and crowdfunding investment, and the rise of middle class consumers in developing economies are also changing the nature and impacts of financial consumption and financialised behaviour. Papers that examine the financialisation of everyday life across different dimensions could include (but are not limited to): Continue reading