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Settling Accounts: Confessions and Crisis in Financial Capitalism

Nov 2, 2012, 10:30am-12pm

Professor Mark Hayward of the Department of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University will deliver a talk on, "Settling Accounts: Confessions and Crisis in Financial Capitalism.

Hayward has published work on television, cultural policy and economic discourse in popular culture. Most recently, he edited the volume Cultural Studies and Financial Capitalism: The Economic Crisis and After (Routledge, 2011), as well as the forthcoming volume Communication Studies and Economy: Value, Meaning and Agency in the 21st Century (Rowman & Littlefield).

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, a series of books have been published that promise to take the reader behind the scenes of contemporary capitalism, speaking the truth about life in "the City" or recording the confessions of "Rotten Bankers". His presentation takes up some examples of "economic confession" (a genre that has a history, including Charles Ponzi’s autobiography and discussions of earlier market crises), and examines its role in the constitution of contemporary economic discourse.

For more information about Hayward and his publications, visit the Wilfrid Laurier University website. This talk is geared to faculty and PhD students.


Location:Schulich School of Business, N201 Seymour Schulich Building
Sponsor:Schulich School of Business Marketing Department Research Seminar
Posted by:Sheila Sinclair
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