Against the Grain

Financialization & Student Anxiety

Various explanations have been offered for what’s been called an anxiety epidemic among university students, but Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou believes a crucial causal factor is financialization, the way the financial sector and its logic has permeated our social, economic, and individual lives. He sees signs of optimism in the proliferation of student mobilizations around the issue of anxiety. (Encore presentation.)

Max Haiven and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, “An ‘Anxiety Epidemic’ in the Financialized University: Critical Questions and Unexpected Resistance” Cultural Politics

Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, Speculative Communities: Living with Uncertainty in a Financialized World University of Chicago Press, 2022


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