Dave O’Brien: 30 Articles

Twenty Years After: The workshop on cultural economy

This page documents the one day workshop held at City University in January 2020 to mark the 20th anniversary of the inception of 'cultural economy'. WHAT WAS...

Cultural Studies’ economic legacies

This post is the second part of a series reflecting on two decades of cultural economy, since the original “workshop on cultural economy” was organised by Paul Du...

How can experts help governments think?

JCE's editors are delighted to present an excerpt from Glen O'Hara's inaugural professorial lecture at Oxford Brookes University, delivered on 9 May 2018. ...

Demanding the impossible: a strike zine

This article is part of a JCE online curation of...

Alternative accounts: Archiving the 2018 UK university strikes

A JCE online curation of the UK university 2018 industrial action. For illustration purposes, we draw inspiration from 

Submitting a Special Issue

The journal has a track record of hosting high quality Special Issues and Themed Sections and we welcome proposals for future issues. In order for Special Issue editors...

Looking for culture through economy, through capitalisation, through Milton Keynes: a film by Sapphire Goss

To mark the JCE's 10th anniversary we commissioned a film about Milton Keynes that delves back into the history of Journal of Cultural Economy and its links to the work of...

The responsibilities of marketography

What makes a market a market? Where do markets begin and end? How might we go about following them? What is the role of the researcher in detecting their (in)consistencies?...

ANNOUNCEMENT: Changes to our editorial line-up

The Journal of Cultural Economy is pleased to announce that Taylor C. Nelms will be taking on a new role with the journal as joint Editor in Chief. From August 1, Taylor will...

Hidden gems: 10 Groundbreaking books that uncover the human faces of economics

Central banks, economic theory, and financial behavior are not topics that we normally associate with anthropology. Of course, many of you will have read best-sellers like...

About the Journal of Cultural Economy

Journal of Cultural Economy The Journal of Cultural Economy is concerned with the role played by various forms of material cultural practice in the organisation of...

Online Content

Contribute to JCE Online JCE Online is run by the editors and supplements the journal and the publisher's website. It is a space that is used to showcase the...

Author Guidelines

How to submit The Journal of Cultural Economy has a broad interdisciplinary and international mandate. The journal accepts article submissions for peer...

Free Access to Review Symposium on The Provoked Economy

Journal of Cultural Economy is very pleased to be able to provide Free Access to a Review Symposium on Fabian Muniesa's recent work The Provoked Economy: Economic Reality and the Performative Turn.

alt.economy: Ethnographic Explorations of Alternative Economic Imaginaries

Taylor Nelms reflects on the JCE sponsored alt.economy workshop, the full version of which is published in the journal.

Olivier Godechot: a classic work, in translation

Taylor Nelms introduces an exciting new piece in the journal: a translation of Olivier Godechot's classic study of finance, first published in French in the journal Politix in 2000

Interested in submitting to the JCE? We are looking for new submissions

The JCE is an interdisciplinary forum for work exploring the role played by various forms of material cultural practice in the organisation of the economy and the social, and...

Pragmatics of Money Special Issue: Introducing the authors

To mark the publication of the ‘Pragmatics of Money’ special issue, edited by Melinda Cooper & Martijn Konings, we invited the contributors to introduce themselves and the various projects they are working on.

Is It Art? Is It a Hoax?

JCE editors Bill Maurer and Taylor Nelms interview Akseli Virtanen, a founder and current chairman of the Robin Hood Asset Management Cooperative, which packages Deleuzo-Marxist critical theory and big data-backed algorithmic trading of financial assets into a member-owned and -run cooperative enterprise

Free access to Review Symposium on 'Blessed', by Kate Bowler

We are very pleased to be able to announce that the Review Symposium on Kate Bowler's recent...

In Vivo Economies: Special Issue now out

We are pleased to announced that the In Vivo Economies special issue of the journal (volume 8, issue 3), edited by

Change to the JCE editorial line-up

We are very pleased to announce that Megan Wood has taken over the sterling work by Zenia Kish (now one of our Associate Editors) as the Journal of Cultural Economy...

The workshop on cultural economy: Twenty years after

This post is part of a series reflecting on two decades of cultural economy, since the original “workshop on cultural economy” was organised by Paul Du Gay and...

Change to the JCE editorial line-up

We are very pleased to announce that José Ossandón has joined the Journal of Cultural Economy editorial team as an Associate Editor. José Ossandón is...

Unrolling the consultants and challenging the "DB good, DC bad" viewpoint

This article is part of a JCE online curation of the...

Unrolling who is behind the drive to end the Defined-Benefit pension scheme?

This article is part of a JCE online curation of the...

Unrolling the 2014 pension review

This article is part of a JCE online curation of the...

The means and ends of higher education

This article is part of a JCE online curation of the...

Deficit, what deficit? The politics of financial fact

Pensions are under threat. You will be familiar with the headline numbers – pensions slashed by over half, to a level where the very survival of the university sector seems in jeopardy. I have done the numbers, like everyone else, and they make grim reading. But how did this whole mess come about? At root, it’s a struggle over risk and who should carry it.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Changes to our editorial line-up, part 4

We are very pleased to announce that Katy Mason has joined the Journal of Cultural Economy editorial team as an Associate Editor. Katy Mason is Chair of Markets...

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