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Myths of a Near Past: Envisioning Finance Capitalism anno 2007

De Cock, CJL and Fitchett, J and Volkmann, C (2009) 'Myths of a Near Past: Envisioning Finance Capitalism anno 2007.' ephemera: theory & politics in organization, 9 (1). 8 - 25. ISSN 1473-2866


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This paper seeks to extend earlier work on particular features and manifestations of capitalism (De Cock et al., 2001). Our 2001 Myths of a Near Future paper offered ephemera readers a large depository of images concerning the New Economy. Eight years later our focus has shifted to Finance Capitalism. Over the course of the year 2007 we cut out and scanned 81 ads placed by financial institutions in the Financial Times. Our analysis of these aims to provide a sense of how the financial world ?showed up? in this pivotal year, whilst illustrating how its representations were interwoven with fantasy throughout. We also hope that the ensemble of images associated with the paper will be creatively reassembled by its readers and possibly provide a useful teaching aid.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Centre for Work, Organisation and Society
Depositing User: Christian De Cock
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2011 16:59
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2019 22:15

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