Mary Robertson's research while affiliated with University of Greenwich and other places

Publications (3)

Article
This paper offers a wide-ranging introduction to the symposium on the material culture of financialisation. It begins by addressing the nature of financialisation itself, drawing on a tight definition in order to distinguish the phenomenon of financialisation from its effects and from the looser associations prevalent within much of the literature...

Citations

... Similarly, the spice commodity chains analysed here involve a range of actors such as cultivators, small-scale traders, state actors, commercial processing industries, exporters, international companies, and consumers, with benefits accruing further along the chains, as Kee and Zuberec point out in Chapter 7. Asymmetrical property and market institutions Neimark, 2010) are influential in shaping a range of benefits and risks for different actors (Chapters 3 and 7). Spices are also classic cases of commodities whose production is deeply embedded within specific social and cultural milieux Fine et al., 2018). Qualities such as trust and enduring relationships observed in other smallholder networks are found to be as important in these spice trades (e.g. ...
... The literature on financialization is multiple and complex (Bayliss, Fine, & Robertson, 2017). French, Leyshon, and Wainwright (2011) identify three main approaches. ...