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Finance, possessed: Sighting supernatural figurations in critical accounts of the financial crisis


A time of change and upheaval, Gramsci as popularized byZizek(2010: 95) asserts, is a time of monsters. This certainly seems to be true of the years following the global financial crisis. Not only have monsters proliferated in popular culture (Newitz, 2006), public commentators and academic investigators alike have seized upon images of the monstrous as a means of grasping what, to return to the Gramscian paraphrase, was dying and what struggled to be born in those troubled and troubling times.

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