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Defining Speculative Value in the Age of Financialized Capitalism

Aeron, Davis. 2017. Defining Speculative Value in the Age of Financialized Capitalism. The Sociological Review, ISSN 0038-0261 [Article]

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This article makes the case for a new form of value linked to the era of financialized capitalism. If ‘labor’ and ‘use’ value were highlighted by the industrial revolution and mass production; and ‘symbolic’ and ‘sign’ value reflected consumer society and post-Fordist, service-based economies; ‘speculative value’ is indicative of a period in which big finance dominates the wider economy.

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cultural economy, financialization, speculation, value

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media and Communications
Media and Communications > Goldsmiths Media Research Centre
Politics > Political Economy Research Centre


1 June 2017Published
26 April 2017Accepted

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08 Jun 2017 14:03

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27 Jun 2017 14:09

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Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20539

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