Organising silence in financial markets

Exploring promotional culture in financial silos in the post-crisis decade.

  • Thu 21 Nov 19

    16:00 - 17:30

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Dr Clea Bourne

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Professor Linsey McGoey

Join the Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation for an insightful open seminar with Dr Clea Bourne

Dr Clea Bourne is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Her research interests span the different ways that twenty-first century economies are strategically communicated and mediatised through various actors, practices and discourses. Clea’s work has been published in a range of journals and edited collections. She is the author of Trust, Power and Public Relations in Financial Markets (Routledge, 2017), and is currently working on her second monograph for Palgrave-Macmillan’s Professional Discourses series.

Dr Clea Bourne’s talk will explore the role of promotional communication in organising silence and invisibility, strategies now reaping greater interest in the social studies of finance, particularly since the 2008 global financial crisis. The talk will highlight recent examples of organised silence in financial markets surrounding: the rise of the financial technology sector, known as ‘fintech’, the growth in algorithmic investing and ‘robo advice’ and the hedge fund industry and Brexit.

This seminar is part of an open seminar series, hosted by the Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation.

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