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Scandalous EconomicsGender and the Politics of Financial Crises$
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Aida A. Hozic and Jacqui True

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190204235

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204235.001.0001

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Gendering the Crisis

(p.266) Afterword
Scandalous Economics

Marieke de Goede

Oxford University Press

The Afterword analyzes novel ways in which gender and finance were interwoven in political practices of representing the global financial crisis (GFC) and in the search for new stabilities. In her analysis of sexualized imaginations of the GFC, de Goede turns to popular films—The Wolf of Wall Street and The Inside Job—and combines them with the focus on obscure financial instrument such as ABACUS. She finds, along with many other authors in this volume, that in the aftermath of the GFC, gender is back—and with a vengeance. But de Goede also warns against easy refoundations of gender and values that scandals might have encouraged: instead, staying attuned to the complex politics of responsibility and to the critical voices both within and outside the financial industry she creates a way of seeing beyond the impoverished field of policy options and of thinking ethically about the global political economy.

Keywords:   financial crisis, global political economy, financial industry, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Inside Job

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