Cultures of credit: Call for papers

White Rose Doctoral Training CentreThe ‘Cultures of Credit’ White Rose Interdisciplinary Research Network has issued a call for papers on the theme of financial exclusion.

The papers will be presented at the Network’s second one-day workshop, which will address the theme of financial exclusion and explore how different cultures of credit are linked to specific social identities of class, gender, and ethnicity.

Guidelines for papers

Short 20 minute papers on the theme of financial exclusion are invited:

  • What are the social and cultural determinants of financial exclusion? Are the marginalized responsible for their own exclusion or are they victims of the system?
  • Is inclusion into mainstream financial institutions necessarily beneficial for the marginalized? What sorts of alternative strategies and institutions exist outside the mainstream?
  • How do the structural forces of globalization and financialization connect to the practices and cultures of everyday credit relationship?

Please send title and 100-200 word abstract to Dr James E. Shaw by Monday, 28 March.

About the workshop

The workshop will be held on Friday, 22 April at the University of Leeds.

The event’s keynote speaker will be the development geographer Dr Kavita Datta (Queen Mary University of London), author of ‘Migrants and their money: Surviving financial exclusion in London’, on the everyday financial practices of migrant communities.

About the Network

The ‘Cultures of Credit’ White Rose Interdisciplinary Research Network was created to consider cultures of personal credit in comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. It brings together complementary expertise across a wide range of disciplines at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, including (but not limited to) sociology, law, economics, politics, geography, management, social history.

It is funded by the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre and particularly encourages participation by doctoral and post-doctoral researchers alongside established academics. It will also consider proposals from outside the White Rose group.