The Influence of Financial Capitalism on Social Worlds


Conference – Financialisation Beyond Crisis: Connections, Contradictions, Contestation
On 10–12 September a conference entitled “Financialisation Beyond Crisis: Connections, Contradictions, Contestations” took place at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. It examined how global financial capitalism influences not only international politics and economy but also nearly every aspect of people’s lives.

Chris Hann, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, welcomes the participants of the conference Financialisation Beyond Crisis: Connections, Contradictions, Contestation ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Deborah James, London School of Economics and Political Science ■ Keynote Lecture: Redistribution and Indebtedness: A tale of two settings ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Hadas Weiss, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology ■ Title of her talk: Capital’s Fidelity: Finance as utility in Germany ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Knut Christian Myhre, University of Oslo ■ Title of his talk: Financialisation and the Welfare State; The case of the Norwegian Knut Christian Myhre, University of Oslo ■ Title of his talk: Financialisation and the Welfare State; The case of the Norwegian Oil Fund ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Charlotte Bruckermann, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology ■ Title of her talk: The Accumulation of Capital meets the Accumulation of Carbon: The financialization of Chinese forests ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Sohini Kar, London School of Economics and Political Science ■ Title of her talk: Accumulation by Saturation: Welfare under financialisation in India ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Natalia Buier, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology ■ Title of her talk: En Valdeluz se vive bien: Financialized landscapes and the cultural politics of exchange value ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Jaime Palomera, Autonomous University of Barcelona and La Hidra Cooperativa, Barcelona ■ Title of his talk: Rentier Capitalism and Tenant Rebellions ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Dimitra Kofti, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, ■ Title of her talk: Financialized Kinship and Indebted Households in Greece ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Stephen Gudeman, University of Minnesota ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Oana Mateescu, University of Bergen ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Marek Mikuš, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, ■ Title of his talk: Making Debt Work: Devising and debating debt collection in Croatia ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Fırat Kurt, Columbia University ■ Title of his talk: Effecting Currencies: Political mobilization as an emerging form of valuation in the age of financial liberalization ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Marc Morell University of the Balearic Islands ■ Title of his talk: “A House Where No One Lives is in Fact Not a Real House”: The state and movement of class in Majorca’s holiday rentals ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

James Carrier, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Nina Glick Schiller, University of New Hampshire ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Tristam Barrett, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology ■ Title of his talk: Household Financialisation in Baku ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Ryan Davey, London School of Economics and Political Science, ■ Title of his talk: Finance, Coercion and the Moral Dimension of Class: Over-indebtedness on an English housing estate ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Hadrien Saiag, National Center for Scientific Research ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Don Kalb, University of Bergen and University of Utrecht ■ Keynote Lecture: Financialization and Anthropological Theory: Reflections at the End of Western Hegemony ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Richard H. Robbins, SUNY at Plattsburgh ■ Title of his talk: Conceptualizing Monetary Streams and the Limits to Financialisation ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Aaron Pitluck, Illinois State University ■ Title of his talk: Contesting Financialization: Meaning-making and control in Malaysian Islamic investment banks ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Gavin Smith, University of Toronto ■ Wrap-up and concluding discussion ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Participants of the conference Financialisation Beyond Crisis: Connections, Contradictions, Contestation 10–12 September 2018 at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale) ■ from left: Richard H. Robbins ■ Oana Mateescu ■ Gavin Smith ■ Natalia Buier ■ Fırat Kurt ■ Chris Hann ■ Marc Morell ■ Marek Mikuš ■ Nina Glick Schiller ■ Ceren Deniz ■ Hadrien Saiag ■ Charlotte Bruckermann ■ Stephen Campbell ■ Tristam Barrett ■ Hadas Weiss ■ Lale Yalçın-Heckmann ■ Knut Christian Myhre ■ James Carrier ■ Sohini Kar ■ Ryan Davey ■ Aaron Pitluck ■ Ingo Schröder ■ Jaime Palomera ■ Sebastian Kohl ■ Deborah James ■ Don Kalb ■ Katerina Ivanova ■ Dimitra Kofti ■ Daniela Ana ■ Photo: © Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
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