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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Year 2013 
Volume 11 
Issue 2

Bad Economics: Hard Cash /Soft Culture

Joyce Goggin
University of Amsterdam

2013 11 (2) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstract

The intention of this article is not to offer a counterargument for interdisciplinarity or to argue that a cultural reading of finance does not necessarily amount to doing bad economics. Rather, I want to offer a performance of “bad economics”, informed by the belief that culture and economy have “always already” been fused. From this perspective, thinking about economy outside the context of a conjunctural analysis of cultural knowledge and practices—including popular culture—is not an option and, therefore, collapsing into a reductive “us versus them” default position is ruled out from the outset. In other words, this article brings cultural studies to questions of economics in life and death issues as a means of addressing the present moment and the changing ways in which we now talk about economies. Throughout this essay, therefore, I will argue from the assumption that culture and economy are as inseparable from one another as the sides of a sheet of paper.

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Bad Economics: Hard Cash /Soft Culture. (2013). Bad Economics: Hard Cash /Soft Culture. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 11(2), 11-24. (Original work published 2013)

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“Bad Economics: Hard Cash /soft Culture”. 2013. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, vol. 11, no. 2, 2013, pp. 11-24.

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“Bad Economics: Hard Cash /soft Culture”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 11, no. 2 (2013): 11-24.