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Book Review: The Financial Imaginary: Economic Mystification and the Limits of Realist Fiction by Alison Shonkwiler

Liu, Rebecca (2017) Book Review: The Financial Imaginary: Economic Mystification and the Limits of Realist Fiction by Alison Shonkwiler. LSE Review of Books (11 Jul 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In The Financial Imaginary: Economic Mystification and the Limits of Realist Fiction, Alison Shonkwiler argues that the growing abstraction of contemporary capitalism has demanded the emergence of new imaginative conceptions of ‘the real’: what she terms ‘financial realism’. This timely book shows how the novel can be a tool for revealing the hidden workings and circulation of finance capital to provide counter-narratives to the abstractions of late capitalism, writes Rebecca Liu.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 13:00
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/83525

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