Speculating on geographies finance
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This paper responds to a call for a ‘distinctively geographical approach to global finance’. Against the background debate surrounding culture and economy, and recent work on geographies of finance, the paper argues that the approach offered by Michel Callon, together with those who make up a broad church that includes the social studies of finance, equips geographers with tools to open processes of financial calculation to empirical observation and theoretical analysis in a manner that foregrounds geography. With its emphasis on the agencements
of financial markets and the performativity of financial economics, this body of work draws attention to the range of components that make contemporary markets in finance and how this hybrid mix puts the flow and movement into financial flows. The range of calculative tools at the core of modern finance and the calculative agencies they stimulate, configure financial geographies. Over simply, to make a financial market is to make geographies. The paper argues that a cultural economy of finance can provide a way to analyse and keep such configurations at the heart of the analysis of financial markets.20061024