Money Talks

Media, Markets, Crisis

Edited by Graham Murdock andJostein Gripsrud

Money Talks
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Edited by Graham Murdock andJostein Gripsrud

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200 pages | 7 x 9 | © 2014
Paper $50.00 ISBN: 9781783204052 Published April 2015
Money Talks explores the ways the concepts of money and capital are understood and talked about by a range of people, from traders to ordinary investors, and how these accounts are framed and represented across a range of media. This collection brings together leading writers and emerging researchers to demonstrate how work in media and cultural studies can contribute to debates around the meanings of money, the operations of capital, and the nature of the current crisis. Drawing on a range of work from across disciplines, Money Talks offers a provocative and pathbreaking demonstration of the value of incorporating approaches from media and cultural studies into an understanding of economic issues.
Financial speculations: Contested constructions of markets and crisis - Graham Murdock
Part 1: Insider talk
Chapter 1: Financial insider talk in the city of London – Aeron Davis
Chapter 2: Funny in a rich man’s world: The contradictory conception of money in forex trading – Peter A. Thompson
Chapter 3: Stating support for the city: Thirty years of budget talk – Catherine Walsh
Part 2: News talk
Chapter 4: More of the same: News, economic growth and the recycling of conventional wisdom - Justin Lewis and Richard Thomas
Chapter 5: Conflict of interest disclosure in economics: Will journalists aid the cause? – George DeMartino
Chapter 6: Trouble in the market: Differentiation in the Norwegian financial news landscape – Nina Kvalheim and Helle Sjovaag
Chapter 7: Covering the crisis: Politics and culture – Jostein Gripsrud
Part 3: Screen talk
Chapter 8: No guns, no rules, just pure capitalism! Hollywood’s portraits of Wall Street – Anja Peltzer
Chapter 9: System down! Three documentary accounts of crisis – John Corner
Part 4: Everyday talk
Chapter 10: ‘I just hope the whole thing won’t collapse’: ‘Understanding’ and ‘overcoming’ the EU financial crisis from the citizen’s perspective – Andreas Hepp, Swantje Lingeberg, Monika Elsler, Johanna Muller, Anna Mollen and Anke Offerhaus
Business as usual and its discontents – Graham Murdock
Notes on contributors
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