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Banking Across Boundaries: Placing Finance in Capitalism Fevereiro 12, 2013

Posted by paulo jorge vieira in academia, geografias.
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(um novo livro da Antipode Book Series, colecção dedicada a publicar livros advindos a investigação crítica na geografia)


This month we’ve a new title coming out in the Antipode Book Series – Brett Christophers’ Banking Across Boundaries: Placing Finance in Capitalism.

Banking Across BoundariesBeginning with the assertion that critiques of the banking industry’s economic productiveness are manifestations of a problematic duality that imposes socially constructed oppositions between productive and non-productive and ‘real’ and financial economies, Banking Across Boundaries offers a unique synthesis of theoretical approaches to relate two historical narratives. It details the processes by which Western banking has internationalised, and analyses how representations of the banking sector’s ‘productiveness’, or otherwise, have taken different forms throughout the evolution of Western economic theory, mutating in tandem with the latter’s development.

Examining the relationship between these two narratives, Brett sheds light on how we, as a society, ‘place’ finance conceptually; on how banks, as economic institutions, have ‘placed’ themselves geographically; and on how these two modes of placement have become increasingly intertwined…

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