Everyday Family Experiences of the Financial Crisis: Getting By in the Recent Economic Recession

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Abstract

Literature within economic geography on the financialisation of everyday life has so far overlooked the role of family. Using data collected from ethnographic research with six families in the UK before and during the recent financial crisis, this article argues the case for using family as a lens through which to conceptualise everyday experiences of recession and finance. The findings highlight interpersonal family relationships, inter- and intra-generationality, gender responsibilities, reciprocity, shared experiences and memories as essential to conceptualising how people get by in times of financial crisis and relate to finance in everyday life. The conclusions outline the key contributions of the article to literatures on geographies of finance and family.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305–330
JournalJournal of Economic Geography
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2015

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