Lisa Adkins’ new book The Time of Money was published by Stanford University Press in Autumn 2018. The book is based on her research on questions of money, finance and debt, topics which she has frequently addressed in the course of her FiDiPro presentations in Finland and elsewhere. The book is part of the Currencies: New Thinking for Financial Times series which is edited by Melinda Cooper and Martijn Konings.

The Time of Money

Reviews of The Time of Money:


“As more women worldwide fall under the sway of monetary relations, the impact of ‘financialization’ on their lives has become an increasingly urgent question. A major contribution to this discussion, The Time of Money advances the development of a feminist perspective on finance as a force that is shaping women’s social condition even as it shapes the economy.”

—Silvia Federici, Professor Emerita, Hofstra University, and author of Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation

“As you open this book, you will find that its pages unfold on many levels. On one level, The Time of Money tells a gripping story about money and its place in today’s Anglo-American capitalism. On another level, it is also a book about time itself and the multiple temporalities of our financialized lives. But perhaps most significantly, it is a sustained and compelling analysis of the logic of speculation that subtends so much of contemporary capitalism, one that is bound to compel the interest of readers across disciplines. Adkins’s book also has the merit of attending to the distinctly political and gendered dimensions of financialization, which is but one of its many virtues.”

—Ivan Ascher, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and author of The Portfolio Society

The Time of Money offers a powerful account of the damage created by the time of money, not least by making visible the emerging temporal experiences we miss when we limit our attention to the passing of the old.”

—Jane Elliot, Los Angeles Review of Books

Cloth ISBN: 9781503606265
Paper ISBN: 9781503607101
Digital ISBN: 9781503607118

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