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Publications of Jordan Sjol    :chronological  alphabetical  combined listing:

%% Articles in a Journal   
   Author = {Sjol, J},
   Title = {Capturing Finance: Arbitrage and Social Domination},
   Journal = {Journal of Cultural Economy},
   Volume = {15},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {383-386},
   Publisher = {Informa UK Limited},
   Year = {2022},
   Month = {May},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1080/17530350.2022.2048880},
   Key = {fds363179}

   Author = {Sjol, J},
   Title = {Contingency and Mysticism from Economics to Finance: Knight,
             Ayache, DeLillo},
   Journal = {Theory, Culture and Society},
   Volume = {39},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {61-80},
   Year = {2022},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {The recent history of finance has been widely portrayed, by
             both critics and practitioners, as a story about risk. As
             pointed out by Mary Poovey, focusing on risk entails
             forgetting uncertainty. In this paper, I argue forgetting
             uncertainty leads to an inability to distinguish between
             rational and mystical modes of financial thinking. Using
             literary-theoretical analysis, I read three exemplary texts
             across each other: Frank Knight’s seminal 1921 treatise,
             Risk, Uncertainty, and Profit, which helped justify the
             modern corporate financial form; Elie Ayache’s 2010 The
             Blank Swan, a philosophical account of derivatives trading
             that exemplifies more recent developments in finance; and
             Don DeLillo’s 2013 Cosmopolis, a novel that remediates the
             structures of thought implied by the other texts’
             philosophical commitments. This textual nexus allows me to
             explicate the characteristic form of financial mysticism,
             rendering it visible against claims that derivatives and
             financial theory have fully rationalized
   Doi = {10.1177/02632764211030547},
   Key = {fds363180}

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