Autor: Miriam Meissner
ISBN-13: 9783319454108
Veröffentl: 11.07.2017
Einband: , Book
Seiten: 252
Gewicht: 475 g
Format: 217x156x23 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Narrating the Global Financial Crisis

Urban Imaginaries and the Politics of Myth
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1. Introduction: Myths of Finance and the City.- 2. Mythical Crisis Perspectives.- 3. Setting the Scene: Financial Spaces and Architectures.- 4. Figuring Flows: Urban Transport Myths of Trading.- 5. Dwelling in Times of Financialization: Dreams, Ruins, Escapism.- 6. Specters of Finance and the Black Box City.- 7. Conclusion: Financialization, Spectral Absence and the Politics of Myth.-
This book analyzes how the Global Financial Crisis is portrayed in contemporary popular culture, using examples from film, literature and photography. In particular, the book explores why particular urban spaces, infrastructures and aesthetics - such as skyline shots in the opening credits of financial crisis films - recur in contemporary crisis narratives. Why are cities and finance connected in the cultural imaginary? Which ideologies do urban crisis imaginaries communicate? How do these imaginaries relate to the notion of crisis? To consider these questions, the book reads crisis narratives through the lens of myth. It combines perspectives from cultural, media and communication studies, anthropology, philosophy, geography and political economy to argue that the concept of myth can offer new and nuanced insights into the structure and politics of popular financial crisis imaginaries. In so doing, the book also asks if, how and under what conditions urban crisis imaginaries open up or foreclose systematic and political understandings of the Global Financial Crisis as a symptom of the broader process of financialization.
Autor: Miriam Meissner
Miriam Meissner is Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK. Miriam's research is about cities and urban cultures, visual culture and critical theory - with a particular focus on financial and ecological crisis discourses and practices.

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Autor: Miriam Meissner
ISBN-13:: 9783319454108
ISBN: 3319454102
Erscheinungsjahr: 11.07.2017
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 475g
Seiten: 252
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 217x156x23 mm, 38 farbige Abbildungen, Bibliographie