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Narrating the global financial crisis : urban imaginaries and the politics of myth

Author: Miriam Meissner
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Dissertation: Ph. D. Universiteit, Amsterdam 2015
Series: Palgrave studies in globalization, culture and society.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation : eBook   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using examples from film, literature and photography, this book analyzes how the Global Financial Crisis is portrayed in contemporary popular culture. 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  Read more...
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Meissner, Miriam.
Narrating the global financial crisis.
Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, Springer International Publishing AG, [2017]
(OCoLC)991612533
Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Meissner
ISBN: 9783319454115 3319454110
OCLC Number: 988869806
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 252 pages).
Contents: Narrating the Global Financial Crisis; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; 1 Introduction: Myths of Finance and the City; Portraying Finance; Financialization; Mapping Myth; 2 Mythical Crisis Perspectives; Myth and Economics; Myth and Crisis; Myth and Finance; Myth and Form; Myth and Cities; 3 Setting the Scene: Financial Spaces and Architectures; Critical Theory and the Capitalist City; Critical Theory and the Late Capitalist City; Setting the Scene: City Geometries; The "Financial Gaze": Urban Panorama Shots; Skyline Speculations; Skyscraper Ambivalence; Façade Perplexities. Present Absences in the CityNotes; 4 Figuring Flows: Urban Transport Myths of Trading; The New Spirit of Finance Capitalism; The "Subway Pitch"; Subway Mythologies; A "Limology" of Flows; Capital Cosmologies; Flow Sacrifices; 5 Dwelling in Times of Financialization: Dreams, Ruins, Escapism; American Dreams of Dwelling; Chronotopes of Capital; Ruins, New Ruins, Mini Ruins; Dwelling Escapism; Dwelling Deficiencies; 6 Specters of Finance and the Black Box City; Specters of Finance; Black Box Cities; Black Box Myths; Urban Hauntings of Financialization; Notes. 7 Conclusion: Financialization, Spectral Absence and the Politics of MythNote; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in globalization, culture and society.
Responsibility: Miriam Meissner.

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